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Publisher's Summary

Thirteen stories that are just right for a lunch time read. All stories stand alone, and are complete in this volume. 

"Sigh" - A young girl must learn to survive when those around her start to die after contacting the deadly Reaper virus. 

"Fallen" - A disgraced preacher at a mega church is exiled. Will he fall further, or find redemption? 

"Old Man" - A wealthy businessman buys an idyllic retreat, but finds that it comes not only with the house, and furnishings, but also with an old man who has no interest in leaving. 

"Lucky Man" - A Big Man on Campus returns for his 25th high school reunion, but finds more than he expected waiting for him. A tale of revenge served very cold. 

"My Monarch Summer" - The true story of a ten year old boy, lost and lonely in a new town, who finds his summer's focus on the wings of a glorious monarch butterfly. 

"My Matanuska Summer" - The true story of a teenager's adventures growing marijuana in the Matansuska Valley of Alaska, in 1976. 

"Shannon" - The tale of a beloved pet who will give anything for the small girl she loves. 

"One Last Cup of Tea" - A man seeks the answer to the question, "how do I live without you?" 

"Chad Stinson Goes for a Walk" - Chad Stinson buys an exercise tracker, but will it help him stick to his goals, or begin to eat his soul? A tale of obsession and possession. 

"Bull Lick Lodge" - A mobile deejay takes a gig that leads him deep into the woods, where horror awaits. 

"Christmas Town" - Pete Kelly has to make a choice between career and family. His Christmas wish comes true, reminding us all to be careful what we wish for. 

"The Short Goodbye" - A vignette that focuses on that moment that eventually arrives for all of us.

"The Legacy of August Wolf" - An obsessed music fan searches for his personal holy grail - the missing recordings of August Wolf. Once he finds them, what price will he have to pay to obtain them?

©2017 Shawn Inmonq (P)2018 Shawn Inmon

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A couple are brilliant

I love most of the Middle Falls series, but to me, these are hot and miss. A couple of them are brilliant, maybe it's the writing style..... This is truly my 2 cents worth, but I'll let you be the judge.

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loved it

I absolutely loved every single little story. like normal, I'm always bummed when the books end.
I'm all out of Shawn Inmon books to listen too. 😢
Hurry up and write more.🤷‍♀️🤪

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Loved this!

Thank you Shawn Inmon!
These short stories are captivating and filled with great characters and concepts! Just enjoy them for what they are. I wish there was many more to read!

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Fantastic Short Fiction!

After listening to all of the Middle Falls series, I was curious to see how Mr. Inmon did on short fiction, and I was NOT disappointed. These are all fantastic stories, and showcase a different style of writing and imagination from the author. Shawn is great at quickly grabbing your interest and then developing a story that holds onto you until the very last word. His characters are all very interesting and believable, and have a satisfying depth to them even in a short space of time and words. Mr. Tiedemann did an awesome job of narrating the stories also; his ability to give different voices to the characters that sound so natural, and maintain your interest in the story until the end is really great. This is a great collection of stories that crosses different genres; there's suspense, humor, melancholy, sadness, excitement, and hope embedded in this collection in the form of these 13 stories. Well worth your time; you will not be disappointed!

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Easy reads

Very much enjoy Shaun Inman books in general nice light reading great for passing time when you're sitting in traffic.

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