Click on an author's name for more information:
1. F.A. Fisher – No Way
2. Brian Paone – Two Gunslingers
3. S. Lyle Lunt – A Guy Walks Into a Bar
4. Laurie Gardiner – Don’t Forget Me
5. Larry Herscovitch – The Case of the Missing Cookies
6. Laura Ings Self – Who Dares Wins
7. Kari Holloway – Catch Up
8. Gemma Lambart – Alice’s Promise
9. Jan Maher – Dancing in the Dark
10. Curtis A. Deeter – Clark the Herald Sings
11. Stephanie Perry – Queen of the Glammed
12. Gabriella Balcom – Bobby – You’d Never Guess
13. Sheena Robin Harris – Technical Jargon
14. Gena White – The Fair
15. Samantha Hamilton – Auntie Leela
16. J.M. Ames – Endless Skies
17. Melinda Logan – American Dream
18. M.R. Ward – The Road Back
19. Leah McNaughton Lederman – The Women No One Sees
20. Jake Ratcliff – Support
21. K.M. Reynolds – The Twelfth Maid
22. M.L. Garza – When Dealing in Souls
23. Ian Thomas Bishop – Bard’s Folly
24. C.E. Rickard – The Hangman’s House
25. Rayona Lovely Wilson – The Sammy Clause
26. David Williams – The Main Event
27. William Thatch – For Science!
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.