Now available on Amazon Kindle and in Print!
Untrue Stories, Volume One – It Didn’t Happen This Way, is an eclectic collection of 15 short stories and 2 poems by Mitch Lavender (author of Death Zone).
The subject matter ranges from literary to horror and touches on the human experience, extreme circumstances, and the occasional zombie tale.
Sincere thanks to Mr. Eamon O’Cleirigh for his suggestions, editing and patience.
Table of Contents
Ignoble Thoughts – Johnny was released early from the Corsicana Correctional Facility for Juveniles, but he could have never guessed why and what was in store for him once he was free.
Kiss of Thorns – When Mom started feeding her pet parrot meat, I knew things were not quite right.
Nothing More Than Feelings – Jacked-in and on the clock, I’ll have your bad day for you. Just wear this inconspicuous transmitter.
I Have to Go Back – Derek had seen these mysterious Toynbee Tiles in streets all over the northern United States, from Kansas City to New York and was determined to find out who was doing it.
Breathe – Fear of Flying afflicts thousands of people, and Claire has found a special way of overcoming it.
Sans Commentary, Please – Some people can’t shut up when they are in a movie theater.
Smart Zombies – Survivors are trapped in an apartment building as the undead flood in, commanded by a smart zombie.
Door Number Three – It’s called the Monty Hall Paradox. Hindsight is 20/20, so they say.
Long Live [Redacted] – Is he a loser, or are you the casual observer, you – the vacuum that was a soul sucking at the world?
Detour – A meeting with the Director of Global Operations presents a unique career opportunity for Mr. Jacobs. It’s an offer he can’t refuse.
The Guardian – The rapping at the closet door started just after midnight, as it always did. Who – no, not who – what could it be, inside the closet?
Dumb Dog – Loyalty and dedication is not recognized until it is gone.
I Saw Red – Have you ever heard someone say, ‘they saw red’? Well I did at that moment.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – A check for a million dollars was the last thing he expected.
The Phone Call – A phone conversation between a father and his five-year-old son reveals a horrible truth.
Old Dog, Old Trick, Repeat – It’s hard to quit smoking. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be.
Send in the Clowns – Karina killed another clown today. Her aim is improving.
Other e-book formats will be available soon.