Take a Peek at My Shorts:
Six Assorted Short Stories by Jeff Gafford

gafford-TAPAMS Take a Peek at My Shorts:

Six Assorted Short Stories

by Jeff Gafford


In this brief collection of stories written by Jeff Gafford, author of “Summertown”, the reader is told the unusual story of an Arizona ghost town in “A Visit to Ednaville”; a 43-year marriage comes to a tragic end in “The Last Anniversary Gift”; a real estate agent is given a terrifying tour of a new listing in “A Shovel on Her Doorstep”; plus three more tales. The stories range from inspirational to humorous to macabre to slightly off-beat, but all are guaranteed to entertain.


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Meet The Author: Jeff Gafford

gafford picJeff Gafford is a native of Phoenix, Arizona who has been working in the corporate and government security field for over twenty-five years. His time as a business owner and corporate security director in Haiti in the early 90’s gave him a first-hand look at both the best and worst sides of humanity; both the selfless sacrifice for others and the ruthless grasp for power. Jeff is currently working on a sequel to Summertown as well as a compilation of his short stories. He lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife Pam and their American Eskimo, Aspen, the largest lapdog in the world.



Authors, Writers – Submit your Short Story – $5K Prize Fund

Authors, Writers – Submit Your Short Story –
$5k Prize Fund


AndWeWereHungry, a New Online Literary Magazine, Announces its Inaugural Short Story $$ Prize. Six winning entries will share prize fund of $5000 and publication in our inaugural winter 2013 issue. Writing theme is “AndWeWereHungry. . . .” ; top prizes reserved for stories that connect the theme with nature, in honor of Prize sponsor Gregory Colbert, artist and nature advocate behind “Ashes and Snow,” the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history. No entry fee, deadline November 25, 2012. www.andwewerehungry.org.”


AndWeWereHungry, an online magazine in development, is good news for readers, visual artists and writers of short stories, true stories well told, essays and poems. Website design and aesthetic is forethought, the art is as important as the writing. Seeks work for inaugural winter 2013 issue and international short story contest, total fund $5K and sponsored by Gregory Colbert (artist behind Ashes and Snow, the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history). Though we welcome all types of work, the inaugural issue has as its special theme and creative prompt our name—AndWeWereHungry—and the top cash prizes for the short story contest are reserved for stories that connect this theme with nature as in AndWeWereHungry for Nature. Deadline November 25, 2012. More at www.AndWeWereHungry.org



Author Spotlight: Mark Gillespie
Snowballs from Mars (A collection of ten short stories)

Mark Gillespie

Author: Mark Gillespie

Ten works of short fiction by Mark Gillespie.

1/ The Restoration of Rotten Meat
2/ Me and Bruce Lee
3/ Killing Love
4/ And then so Clear
5/ Melody’s Song
6/ The Lotus-Eater
7/ The Wall
8/ Billy Backwards
9/ The Visitor
10/ Funkheisen Hangover Boy

Visit the ghost of Bruce Lee – Become an eyewitness to a crooked politician’s date with karma – Join the oddest and most original revolution of all time – Imagine a darker and alternative outcome to the London riots of 2011 – Discover the real horror that’s hiding out in the hills of Scotland – and much more.

Snowballs from Mars is a diverse collection of dark and original tales – if you like stories, then you’ll like this.

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