Jason and Jake – Regan W. H. Macaulay
Sam finds a toad and names it Jake before donating it as a class pet. Through Jake, the class learns about toads in the wild, and that Jake has a surprise in store for all of them!
“Mom, look what I found! Can I keep him?” cried Sam. She had been looking all morning for the toad she saw in her yard. “Keep who, honey?” “It’s a toad,” Sam replied. “His name is Jake.” “No, honey,” Sam’s mom replied. “Are you ready for school?”
Reuben – Regan W. H. Macaulay
1140 words General Fiction
After the death of Clarissa’s husband, her friends and family cannot find it in their hearts to accept her new baby, Reuben, for he is not an ordinary clone.
“Clarissa, he’s an abomination,” said Father Simmons, stifling a dry cough. “Now, Father, you promised me no melodramatic piety,” Clarissa said in a strained voice, feeling a flush of heat in her cheeks. Her jaw stiffened as she held her newborn close. “I think the term ‘abomination’ qualifies as melodramatic.” Now it was Father Simmons’ turn to go red in the face. He rose from his seat, his lips tense and white. “This is serious, Clarissa,” the Father hissed, his eyes sharp as pins. “You should not have made him.”
The Kiss – Regan W H Macaulay
770 words Fantasy
A man shares a highly unusual kiss with a magical woman, and is never the same again!
This story is included in the collection Thrice Upon a Time
His heart raced when her full, parted, lips touched his. His mouth welcomed her warm breath, her soft tongue. From deep inside his stomach, he felt the familiar feeling of falling. Every muscle in his body contracted as, eyes closed, he pictured her face that was so close to his right now. His body collapsed in on itself while his heart thumped maniacally, exploding, like birth. He saw her wintry skin in his mind’s eye.
Thrice Upon a Time – Fairytale Collection
4 5* Reviews on Amazon
47,000 words Fairytale
Thrice Upon a Time is a collection of 18 modern fairy tales for adults. Some retell stories written long ago from a different perspective, while others are completely new. Read what happens when a late night walk leads to a game of poker with the farm animals and learn the Queen’s side of the story in what it is really like to live with Snow White. Who is the cobbler who turns up in the village? And exactly how many frogs does one princess have to kiss?
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