Scout Media

Established in 2013, Scout Media is an independent publishing company, record label, and copy-editing service for aspiring authors and musicians/bands.


 Cover art & interior graphics by  Amy Hunter

Cover art & interior graphics by Amy Hunter

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From Scout Media comes A Contract of Words—the fourth volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world.

In this installment, the authors wove multi-genre tales around characters entering into contracts, who found repercussions or rewards. From comedy, to drama, fantasy, romance, and horror, these stories put eclectic and unusual spins on what is usually thought to be typical and mundane events. Whether you are honoring a request for euthanasia, satisfying a contract for home improvement, failing to meet an exorcism agreement, or feeling the ramifications of a shady television reality show, you may find yourself gripped with fear from an evil pyramid-scheme company or desperately searching for a loophole in a contract that pits you against a gunslinger at high noon. These stories of both infringement and fulfillment of contracts will warm your heart, send shivers down your spine, and tickle your funny bone. 

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily immersed in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story and the complexity of promises.

Click on an author's name for more information:

1. F.A. FisherNo Way
2. Brian Paone Two Gunslingers
3. S. Lyle LuntA Guy Walks Into a Bar
4. Laurie GardinerDon’t Forget Me
5. Larry Herscovitch – The Case of the Missing Cookies
6. Laura Ings SelfWho Dares Wins
7. Kari HollowayCatch Up
8. Gemma LambartAlice’s Promise
9. Jan MaherDancing in the Dark
10. Curtis A. DeeterClark the Herald Sings
11. Stephanie Perry – Queen of the Glammed
12. Gabriella BalcomBobby – You’d Never Guess
13. Sheena Robin HarrisTechnical Jargon
14. Gena White The Fair
15. Samantha HamiltonAuntie Leela
16. J.M. AmesEndless Skies
17. Melinda LoganAmerican Dream
18. M.R. WardThe Road Back
19. Leah McNaughton LedermanThe Women No One Sees
20. Jake Ratcliff – Support
21. K.M. ReynoldsThe Twelfth Maid
22. M.L. GarzaWhen Dealing in Souls
23. Ian Thomas Bishop – Bard’s Folly
24. C.E. RickardThe Hangman’s House
25. Rayona Lovely WilsonThe Sammy Clause
26. David WilliamsThe Main Event
27. William ThatchFor Science!