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"Hollywood Brings World Peace" Free On Kindle

My short story Hollywood Brings World Peace is available on the Amazon Kindle today for free.This story is the result of a tweet I sent out to the twitterverse. It was right around the time Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorced and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore divorced. I tweeted the following:
Cruise marries Demi, Holmes marries Ashton, and the earth gains world peace. True story.
— Desmond Shepherd (@DesShep) June 29, 2012Soon after, one of my followers tweeted back and challenged me to write a story based on that idea. The result is a humorous tale about how Hollywood can bring world peace.


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Francis Corolla has been put in charge of an impossible assignment. He has to find a way to make world peace.

He never expects to find the solution. When he does, it comes from the most unlikely source: Hollywood.


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"Don't Blink" Free On Kindle

My ebook Don't Blink is available on the Amazon Kindle today for free.This is a collection of 40 flash fiction stories I wrote. A couple of the stories turned into short stories. They were Running to Keep Her and Going Home.

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Don't Blink contains 40 flash fiction tales. Most of the stories are in the science fiction genre, though a good number tend to break this rule. The stories say a lot despite having so few words.

Give Don't Blink a read. It's sure to make you laugh, think, and maybe even cry. But be sure to follow the advice of the book's title. If you don't pay attention, you could miss the true meaning of the stories in the blink of an eye.

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August 13, 2014September 2, 2014September 22, 2014October 12, 2014

"Running to Keep Her" Free On Kindle

My short story, Running to Keep Her, is available on the Amazon Kindle today for free.This eBook is a result of a flash fiction piece I wrote on my site. The story was probably the longest piece of flash fiction I ever wrote, and even then, I knew it was too short. That's why I decided to turn it into a short story.

As I wrote the story, Neil's feelings touched my heart deeply. I imagined what it would be like if I was in his situation. What pain and turmoil would I experience? What sadness would bubble up to the surface? But more importantly, I asked what I could learn from it. We all experience deep loss many times in our lives. It's what we take from that, in a positive way, that shapes us into being a better person. This story might be exactly what you need to get through that tough situation that weighs on you like a ton of bricks.
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Exercising and staying healthy is a way of life for Neil, …

"Josie Dorri and the Coffee Ban" Free On Kindle

My short story, Josie Dorri and the Coffee Ban, is available on the Amazon Kindle today for free.My brother-in-law suggested I write a story about someone not having their morning cup of coffee and it results in a lot of bad things happening in their day. I liked the idea a lot, realizing it could lead to a humorous story about coffee.


I modified his suggestion, basing the premise on a coffee prohibition (of which some have actually happened in human history) and another twist to explain the bad day. The result is a story I enjoyed writing a lot, and one that should bring a few smiles to your face.
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What would you do if someone told you not to drink coffee? What if it was the law? Follow Josie Dorri on her day without coffee, and you'll be glad the ban hasn't happened!

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"The Present" Free On Kindle

My short story, The Present, is available on the Amazon Kindle today for free. It's funny how certain things inspire a story. I was watching a movie from 1997. The scene was in a kitchen. On the table was a box of doughnuts, and I'll tell you, those doughnuts were huge! I thought to myself, "They don't make them that big any more, and on top of that, they cost more!"

That was the inspiration for this eBook. It made me think about how the same can be said now of the past, and more in the future as we look to what is now our present. I took the idea, wrapped it around a man who has a good life but has complaints about it. As you read the story, you'll notice the reference to the inspiration. But more importantly, you'll no doubt come to appreciate your own life and understand that you should never take the little things for granted.
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Miles Gray has a wonderful life that he has re…

"Going Home" Free on Kindle

My short story, Going Home, is available on the Amazon Kindle today for free. This short story was based off a flash fiction piece I wrote on my site. I liked the 100 or so word story so much, I decided to expand it.

As I wrote this story, I couldn't help but feel the emotions of Commander Patrick Murphy. From the moments that my fingers pecked on the keys, I knew this one would be something special. It's an emotionally moving tale, and it might even bring a tear to your eye. While in many ways, it is a sad story, I think it speaks to the human qualities of love and commitment.
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For Commander Patrick Murphy every new mission serves as a reminder. They are a reminder of a promise he made and always must keep. Without that promise, he'd have no reason to keep going home...

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"Copy Bird" Free On Kindle

My short story, Copy Bird, is available on the Amazon Kindle today for free. This is a sci-fi post-apocalyptic tale that I came up with while taking a shower. (Though I didn't do the actual writing in the shower. I'll save that for a future project.)

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Caught in a trap of his own devising to keep him safe, Bill begins to get lonely. It makes sense to him that he should now proceed into the open world. His goal is simply to find someone to be his friend and keep him company. Will he find what he is searching for or is he destined to be alone?

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August 8, 2014August 28, 2014September 17, 2014October 7, 2014