Author of The Keystone, Earth’s Blood, A Multi-Pack of Brain Flakes, Live Your Life
in a Crap Free Zone and Shorts and Other Laundry
A Collection of Seven Short Stories
By, Ethan Holmes
Short Story One - Anger Management: Harry Houghton is a frustrated writer on a quest
to a writer’s conference in Florida from his home in Oregon to find out once and
for all why he is not a world famous novelist.
Short Story Two - The Man Who Ate Popcorn: George is a professor of Social Studies
at a college where his students spend more time on their cell phones rather than
paying attention in class. George is overweight, unattractive, angry and lonely and
he has a really strange obsession for popcorn.
Short Story Three - Fifteen Feet: Written from the perspective of a fifteen year
old boy living in a violently abusive home that he is desperate to escape.
Short Story Four - Lost and Unfound: A man shows up at the Lost and Found to report
his girlfriend and her friend missing after a really bad day at the theme park. Short
Story Five- From Bagels to Bars: This morning all he wanted was a bagel. By evening
he finds himself staring at prison bars.
Short Story Six - Don’t Forget Your Change: Jack is a cashier at a big box grocery
store and he is not having a good day.
Short Story Seven - Have Some Cookies and Milk: Billy, Dennis and Frankie are best
friends in fifth grade who are continually menaced by a bully named Jake. Billy finally
decides they have to find a way to end it once and for all.