Short Stories by Texas Authors, Volume 2 is comprised of winning stories
submitted in an annual contest to highlight Texas Authors
while raising money for literacy programs.
Genre: Short Stories
Publisher: Texas Authors, Inc.
Date of Publication: October 3, 2016
Number of pages: 110
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Texas Authors have once again allowed their creative minds to open up and expand the Universe in which they live with short stories that captures one’s emotions through the everlasting aspect of storytelling.
In this, the second volume of award winning short stories, readers are taken on a personal ride of growth and understanding then through history both factual and fictional as they explore each side of two wars. Then fear grabs hold of readers and shakes them with terror before unleashing giggles and out-right laughs. These are just a few of the emotions readers will experience as they read these 17 short stories from all parts of Texas.
$2.00 from the sale of every book goes to DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Texas literacy program, which gets books into schools, libraries, and those in need. Last year, we donated $5,000 worth of books by Texas Authors, Inc., and we are currently on track to donate $10,000 for 2016.
$2.00 from every sale is donated to
DEAR Texas literacy Programs
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Bonus Mini Review of One of the Stories in This Collection!
“Johnny shook the doorknob and when it did not turn, he put his shoulder to the door.
And then he was filling the space between them and reaching for her arm.
The soft flesh yielded so easily. She watched it swell between his fingers.
When her eyes flashed up at him, she was smiling.”
~ from A Private War by Mary Bryan Stafford (First Place for Fiction/Suspense)
I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I picked A Private War to read for a bonus review, but wowza! I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just say that when a woman has had enough, she’s had enough! Domestic violence and living in fear of someone who is supposed to have your back is horrifying and unfortunately all too real for many people. But what happens when the abuser goes off to war, providing you with some much needed peace? What happens when the one who actually has your back is a German Shepherd that followed you home one day? What happens when the abuser returns from war drunk and full of demands?
A Private War by Mary Bryan Stafford is just one of the amazing stories in this book. Enter the Giveaway (below) for a chance to win this award-winning collection of short stories!
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Story Titles & Winners:
1st Place – The Bluest Eyes in Texas by ElizabethGarcia
2nd Place – Tough Love by Jackie Smith
1st Place – John Sleeps by David Hughes
2nd Place – Cheeseburgers by Teresa Trent
1st Place – Cactus Anne by Lorri Allen
2nd Place – Getting Even by Jackie Smith
1st Place – Bluebonnets for Naomi by Teri Metcalf
1st Place – A Diamond in the Rough by Roger SFriedman
2nd Place – Hodge Podge by Teri Metcalf
1st Place – Funny How Things Turn Out by Robert DeLuca
1st Place – Homecoming Queen by ElizabethGarcia
1st Place – A Private War by Mary BryanStafford
1st Place – Todd by Fern Brady
1st Place – Mountain Laurel by Jan Sikes
2nd Place Tie – Dawn of the Angry Guns by Pat Hadock
2nd Place Tie – Gone by Curt Locklear
1st Place – The Last Day by William Harper
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1 GRAND PRIZE: $25 Gift Card to Texas Authors Book Store
5 RUNNERS-UP: Copies of Short Stories by Texas Authors!
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October 10 – October 24, 2016
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