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  • A Perfect Companion

    A Perfect Companion

    Here for you is an entertaining collection of five short stories. For starters, how about a little hand-to-hand combat with Arab terrorists and then, how about attacks by pirates? Maybe also survive horrendous storms at sea. Then—How about some fantasy just to try something different? Maybe you would just like to travel to interesting places with interesting people?

    No social messages included here. No problems to solve, just good, old fashioned entertaining adventures with a touch of humor here and there.

    Of course, of course, of course, there have to be pretty girls around somewhere, right? What is a good adventure without some? I (Your Author) always say: you can never have too many ladies/girls around! Every story here has at least one, somewhere—guaranteed.

    Maybe for some of you, you would like to go back to yarns set in a previous era or maybe at times, something current is what you are looking for; it’s all here—somewhere, I do believe. Take a look. Anyway, how can you not have a good and an interesting time when you are lucky to have with you, “A Perfect Companion”?

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  • Juanita Nobles - front

    Children of the Bible

    Did you know there are lots of children in the Bible? King David was once a little boy who killed a giant with a slingshot. Moses had a sister who watched over him when the wicked King wanted to kill him. Josiah became the king when he was only eight years old! This book is about children just like you who lived in Bible days.

     

    About the author:

    Juanita Nobles is a retired school teacher who lives in Melissa, Texas, with her husband, Marvin. She holds both the Bachelor and Master Degree in Education. She taught in elementary schools in Texas, Missouri, and Florida while her husband pastored churches in those states for more than forty years. She loves writing, reading, and making quilts.

  • Different Coins in the Fountain Volume I

    Different Coins in the Fountain Volume I

    Dear Reader,

    If you consider yourselves a busy person, one that goes from task to task with little respite in-between, then this book is made to order for you. On the other hand, if you do not have time constraints, you will have the luxury of reading and discussing these stories with your friends. I believe my book is full of bang-bang short stories with multiple plots that might fit into your on-the-move regimen.

    If entertainment is your motivation, you, too, are a splendid candidate to keep “Different Coins in the Fountain” by your favorite chair or by the side of your bed.

    Any lifestyle can benefit from minutes or hours of reading stories that are succinct. Since we come from different cultures, flipping “coins” onto a fountain represent our hopes to obtain the similar things in life that we all cherish. We are inclined to be tempted to be at the “fountain”. How would you sum up your story? Everyone has a story, and, at different stages of life, there’s a different story.

    Sincerely,

    Carlos V. Cornejo

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  • Different Coins in the Fountain Volume II

    Different Coins in the Fountain Volume II

    Dear Reader,

    If you consider yourselves a busy person, one that goes from task to task with little respite in-between, then this book is made to order for you. On the other hand, if you do not have time constraints, you will have the luxury of reading and discussing these stories with your friends. I believe my book is full of bang-bang short stories with multiple plots that might fit into your on-the-move regimen.

    If entertainment is your motivation, you, too, are a splendid candidate to keep Different Coins in the Fountain by your favorite chair or by the side of your bed.

    Any lifestyle can benefit from minutes or hours of reading stories that are succinct. Since we come from different cultures, flipping “coins” unto a fountain represent our hopes to obtain the similar things in life that we all cherish. We are inclined to be tempted to be at the “fountain.” How would you sum up your story? Everyone has a story, and, at different stages of life, there’s a different story.

    Sincerely,

    Carlos V. Cornejo

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  • Carlos V. Cornejo - These Short Stories

    Enjoying Others in These Short Stories

    About the book:

    There is much that can be said about the merit of stories, whether captured in memory, extracted from books, or by intelligently made movies. In the short story, one can get into wondrous descriptions of persons, places and things, or by the drama told within the plot, which is placed before us in order to add thought to our being.
    In my view, all of us have imagination and mental pockets to fill. This is done by what others tell us verbally, visually, or by the printed words of authors who have left their thoughts in their legacy to us or to be processed by the reader.
    All of us have a way of creating our own cracker barrel to discuss and exchange what we think. That’s what I can say may be here for you.

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  • Larry Gene Klech - Messages for Everyone

    Messages for Everyone

    About the author:

    Larry Gene Klech was baptized in 1977 in Pamona California and has been a dedicated Christian ever since.

    He is a member of the community of Covina California where he has lived for the past 38 years.

    He has one daughter, Rhonda, of whom he is very proud. Several stories involving Rhonda’s experiences are included in this book.

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    Monkey Wisdom and other Stories : Lessons from Professor Singh

    These are fascinating stories in that each carries a pearl of wisdom. These stories are short but full of wit and contain life lessons that are applicable to most of us. Although originally intended to help his students become successful in their career, the book has become increasingly popular among people of all walks of life. Some of these stories contain valuable advice to help make right decisions and to live a good life. The characters in the stories are humans as well as animals with characteristic human qualities and hence the reason this book is so engaging and rewarding.

     

    About the author:

    Dr. Sukmander Singh is the Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University in California and have been teaching for more than 32 years of which 15 years as Department Chairman. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979 and started his teaching career in 1986. He has a total of 110 publications as professor.

    Before his teaching career, Dr. Singh was a project engineer and manager of Alyeska Pipeline Company, handling seismic slope stability and soil liquefaction studies for the 800-mile Trans Alaska pipeline. Later, he became the principal investigator of the San Pablo Clearwell Dam where his expertise in dam engineering was recognized nationally.

    He currently lives in the city of Fremont with his wife and two children.   

  • NASA: Behind the Scenes Snippets

    NASA: Behind the Scenes Snippets

    One could only begin to speculate the significance of those words spoken nearly fifty years ago by the late astronaut Neil Armstrong. As a commander of the Apollo 11 manned lunar landing mission, Armstrong along with Lunar Module pilot Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, became the first earthlings to step onto another celestial body, while Command Module pilot Michael Collins orbited the moon.

    Planet earth figuratively stood still. To my understanding, that moment became the only time in history of mankind that the whole world stopped and marveled at what human beings had just accomplished.

    Even though this first in-a-lifetime event took place in a highly scientific technological arena, it was interesting to witness episodes of mundane human behavior from time to time, proving you can place man in an exotic, futuristic environment but you can’t always expect exotic, futuristic behavior from him.

    No matter the environment we may be placed in, we never move afar from who we really are. The snippets described in the body of this short story exemplify some of those down-to-earth behaviors, no matter what the circumstances may be.

    Sad events, humorous events, even bizarre events can and will arise.

    About the author:

    James A. “Jim” Henrie is a veteran of the United States Project Apollo: NASA’s manned lunar landing program. Reared in the Greater New Orleans Area, Jim resides with his wife, Linda, in Covington, Louisiana, across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans.

    After attending both Tulane and Louisiana State Universities without graduating, he pursued a career in public relations/public affairs in the New Orleans, Mississippi, and Alabama areas. While serving with NASA during the 1960s and early 1970s, Jim’s assignments included serving at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama; the Mississippi Test Facility (now Stennis Space Center), Hancock County, Mississipi; the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and during the Apollo missions at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas; and aboard NASA’s Primary Recovery Ships in the Pacific.

  • The Boy Who Gave Away His Mother's Shoes

    The Boy Who Gave Away His Mother’s Shoes

    TO THE READER

    So many hats we must wear in today’s complex society! Even under a single hat or head covering, our thoughts are conceived, varied and fast-paced. I love the way our society functions and how determined we usually are to be part of the way it works. I also appreciate that many of us still can find comfort in personal, quiet time. For me, and hopefully for you, reading is precious time. The wonder that books and stories captured in our minds lets us travel far and near and permits us to go beyond the past or into the future as our minds allow. In reading stories, travel is done with comfort and satisfaction. For some of us, good story telling also promotes diverse cultural understanding.

    The stories in this book allow us to forget about the hat we usually wear at the time we pick up a book. We can be introduced to familiar or unique persons with whom we may have a symbiotic experience. With any good read, you can change to mix with the characters when they become introduced into your life.

    Since reading is such an individualistic endeavor of choice to achieve enjoyment and distraction, it is probably the best selection to add entertainment to your day. This may include new thoughts that take us away from the structures that trap us with responsibilities.

    These stories are like having a friendly companion who distracts us from chores or the dwelling on more mundane callings. Rethinking the plots in these stories may also add to some of your personal recollections. I say this because, for me, writing stories triggered thoughts about other experiences I have had. I find that the more I have to think about, the more I have in my head to record. Enjoy!

    Carlos V. Cornejo

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    The First Two English Words I Learned

    This book contains twelve short stories plus a few short thoughts. Every story is based on a true story. Every story focuses on a different theme of life.

    From that day forth, everybody that rented that house would leave it terrified. Some did not even last one day. Forty years later, all the houses on the block have been improved made bigger and better but that house stands in black and white with no improvements, with no one living in it. The house is falling down but no one dares to come near it, no one dares to tear it down.