Kool Brother Rat

Kool Brother Rat

Jon Sindell

Fiction / Humor / Sports

In this fast, funny tale, a thirteen–year–old boy in the Wonder Years era searches for cool. Can he live up to his big brother's rep? Tastes a little like Stand By Me, A Christmas Story, and The Wonder Years. Previously published in The Write Side Up.In this fast, funny tale, a thirteen–year–old boy in the Wonder Years era searches for cool. Can he live up to his big brother's rep? Tastes a little like Stand By Me, A Christmas Story, and The Wonder Years. Previously published in The Write Side Up.
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Woodsmen

Woodsmen

Jon Sindell

Fiction / Humor / Sports

In this woodland tale by the author of The Mighty Roman and Trips `n’ Trials of a Down, Beat Dad, an estranged father and his fifteen–year–old son take to the woods.In this woodland tale by the author of The Mighty Roman and Trips `n’ Trials of a Down, Beat Dad, first published in the magazine riverbabble, an estranged father and his fifteen–year–old son take to the woods. Key reference is made to Wordsworth’s Ode: Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood.
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Treehouse

Treehouse

Jon Sindell

Fiction / Humor / Sports

Fatherhood: Does Kenneth have what it takes? And what is "it," anyway? The story of a modern American dad.What does it mean to be a man and a dad in America today? Climb up in the treehouse for a look.
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Boxers

Boxers

Jon Sindell

Fiction / Humor / Sports

Middle–aged hipster Hammerhead Hirsch, The Pugilist Poet and Boardwalk Balladeer of limited Beat Era fame, struggles to raise his kid Scrap on his own. Ten years in the life of father, son, and dogs. First appeared in New South.In this epistolary tale, middle–aged hipster Hammerhead Hirsch, The Pugilist Poet and Boardwalk Balladeer of limited Beat Era fame, struggles to raise his kid Scrap on his own. Ten years in the life of a father, son, and dogs. First appeared in New South.
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Del

Del

Jon Sindell

Fiction / Humor / Sports

Del, a young city gardener, must rely on a simple good nature to deal with thorns botanical and human. By the author of The Mighty Roman and the short story "Lawrence."In this story by the author of The Mighty Roman, previously published in the magazine THEMA, a young city gardener must rely on a simple good nature to deal with thorns botanical and human. With bonus "Peanuts" reference.
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The Petting Zoo

The Petting Zoo

Jon Sindell

Fiction / Humor / Sports

The eleven–year–old son of newly–separated parents spends the day with his folks. First published in Many Mountains Moving.Brad doesn't believe in Father Christmas, and he doesn't want anyone else to believe that nonsense either. In fact, he's happiest when he's making everyone else miserable. His parents aren't bothered about Christmas, so on Christmas Eve Brad is in bed like any other night. There's no decorations in the house, no tree downstairs, no stocking hung up. But, whether Brad believes it or not, a noise on the roof has woken him up. He doesn't know it, but soon he'll have to decide whether to stay being Bad Brad, or whether he'll get on his bike and save Christmas.This wonderful short story is perfect for children and families who are longing for Christmas to be here. Deck the halls, turn on the fairy lights, warm the mince pies and read this heartwarming tale of true magic.
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Lawrence

Lawrence

Jon Sindell

Fiction / Humor / Sports

A simple youth takes a stand for animals and gays. Note: Jon began writing the novelization of this tale in December, 2012 and is 70,000 words into the project, i.e., 85 - 90% through a first draft, as of October 5, 2013.In this short story by the author of The Mighty Roman, a simple high school student takes a stand for animals and gays. Note: Jon began writing the novelization of this tale in December, 2012 and is 70,000 words into the project, i.e., 85 - 90% through a first draft, as of October 5, 2013.
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Sherman Zahd

Sherman Zahd

Jon Sindell

Fiction / Humor / Sports

"Sherman Zahd" is an antiwar satire set in San Francisco schools in the early days of the Iraq War. The story is loosely based on Sheherezade. The humor is closely based on George Bush and the like."Sherman Zahd" is an antiwar satire set in San Francisco schools in the early days of the Iraq War. The story is loosely based on Sheherezade. The humor is closely based on George Bush and the like. The story has previously appeared in Mobius, Write Side Up, and Pulse. The author appreciates the opportunity to expand the story's reach by furnishing a free ebook edition to kind readers.
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