Storm Ports

Storm Ports

Robert James Allison

Mystery

The island nation of Keykan is losing ships and sailors to violent storms, but how to stop the death continues to evade the leaders. The current president, having himself lost family to the storms, travels to the United States seeking help from that president, but finds no help, until he meets a long-haired man, unkempt at best, with something in his eyes that bespeaks trust and ability.The island nation of Keykan is losing ships and sailors to violent storms, but how to stop the death continues to evade the leaders. The current president, having himself lost family to the storms, travels to the United States seeking help from that president, but finds no help, until he meets a long-haired man, unkempt at best, with something in his eyes that bespeaks trust and ability. Another short-story adventure in the life of Mike Maltby.
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The Vern Stephens Operation

The Vern Stephens Operation

Robert James Allison

Mystery

Mike Maltby has more time and money than he knows what to do with and nothing to do with it, until a young boy and a broken bicycle enter his life. Now for the first time since his wife died, Mike has a new focus. Now instead of taking and taking and taking, he is going to give something back.Gabriel is an iPod-totting archangel obsessed with crossword puzzles and human souls. God is the Creator of Everything who misquotes platitudes and who is set on destroying the world. You are a hot, large-breasted dear reader. Angels Don't Cry is a sacrilegiously satirical short story about divine disappointment and angelic hope.
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Small Town Doctor

Small Town Doctor

Robert James Allison

Mystery

People are dying, but no doctor will come. One man wants desperately to help, but the dark secret of his past prevents him from doing anything other than praying, which is the best thing he could do. Mike Maltby's third adventure in a small isolated town buried in a high mountain pass in Idaho.TeaserA clear mist drowned the yard before me, the amount of times I had been here when it’s been misty but it’s never been this bad before, I continued into the yard, walking briskly to where my horse was stabled, the mist was starting to freak me out now, I continued to look around to find if anyone else was here and upon doing so I noticed that the mare and foal wasn’t in the paddock where they are usually kept, I glanced down at my wrist to see what time it was and noticed that my watch had stopped and looked liked it was also misted up, the mist was playing tricks on my eyes, forming shapes and making me believe there was something there but every time I ran over to the spot, there was nothing there. Ever since I had stabled my horse here I always thought there was something creepy about this place even in the daytime never mind in the mist, it’s sort of one of those mists that you would see in a horror movie a really creepy type. By this time I had reached the back of the stallion stables and was just about to check up on Keano, looking over the stable door I saw him laying down in the corner back to me, he looked like he was asleep, so peaceful as I approached him I noticed something wasn’t right, I couldn’t see his auburn chest steadily rising and falling, I started to panic, I took a quick step towards him and was greeted by two dark red eyes, I froze to the spot with the eyes intently watching me, every step I took they followed until they started to approach me, I followed the eyes and was greeted by a grayish outline of what looked like a large dog, it was slowly creeping towards me I continued to walk backwards when my back touched something, I instantly knew that I had been cornered against a wall, it knew it had me and took the opportunity and lunged for me it seemed to disintegrate into thin air but I could swear the eyes lingered for a second more, but I don’t think it was that which freaked me out, I could see out of the corner of my eye there was something sat next to me……
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A Story for Eloise

A Story for Eloise

Robert James Allison

Mystery

Jake Sadler has a secret and along with that secret an unfulfilled dream. He has lived his entire life in the foothills of the Appalachians, working his farm from daylight to dark, and with the help of his wife, raising two children, but those children don’t and can’t know his secret. An inspirational novella.Jake Sadler has a secret and along with that secret an unfulfilled dream. He has lived his entire life in the foothills of the Appalachians, working his farm from daylight to dark, and with the help of his wife, raising two children, but those children don’t and can’t know his secret. When a penniless and strange wandering man enters Jake's life his world is turned upside down and he soon discovers that his secret isn’t safe anymore. Jake is sure the man is not what he appears to be, but he isn’t sure what he is. Could the man be a blessing in disguise—the answer to Jake’s unspoken prayers?
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Jimmy's Zoo

Jimmy's Zoo

Robert James Allison

Mystery

Jimmy Peters has a heart of gold, but an IQ of only 51. He lives by himself in a one-room flat, works , eats at a diner down the street, attends church when he remembers, and lives to go to the zoo on Saturday. Satisfied with his lot in life, because he knows nothing any different, he only asks God for one thing—a chance to live outside the city where he can see animals all the time.Jimmy Peters has a heart of gold, but an IQ of only 51. He lives by himself in a one-room flat, works, eats at a diner down the street, attends church when he remembers, and lives to go to the zoo on Saturday. Satisfied with his lot in life, because he knows nothing any different, he only asks God for one thing—a chance to live outside the city where he can see animals all the time, but he is afraid God doesn’t have time for him. Then one day a longhaired, unshaven man in rumpled clothes meets him on a bus and changes his life forever.
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