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Pieces of Eight
Pieces of Eight
Jay Dubya Books
Pieces of Eight is an eclectic collection of eight imaginative novellas/short stories. Themes represented in the work are science fiction, paranormal, psychological drama, humor, murder/revenge and astrological fulfillment. Pieces of Eight is the companion book of Pieces of Eight, Part II.
Pieces of Eight is a collection of eight unique novellas having a variety of plots and themes. "In Quest of Argentum" and "The Inimitable Dr. Spencer" are interesting and unusual science fiction selections. "Winslow Junction" and "The Voodoo Dimension" are paranormal/psychic literary pieces that feature irony, surprise and suspense. "Olympus Lives" is a humorous mythological offering that spoofs Zeus and his paranoid Olympian family. "What Goes Around Comes Around" is an intense psychological/drama thriller selection. "The Trespassers" has a surprise-ending revenge/murder plot, and a "Video Horoscope" explores an astrology- fulfillment plot. The setting "Winslow Junction" is an abandoned train depot that (in real life) is only several miles from the author's home. "The Voodoo Dimension" takes place in Jamaica, "What Goes Around Comes Around" in Aruba, and "The Trespassers" and "A Video Horoscope" occur in the author's hometown, Hammonton, New Jersey.Pieces of Eight is now available in both Microsoft Reader and Adobe pdf at http://www.cyberread.com/authors/dubya.asp Pieces of Eight is now also available at Amazon, Borders and Barnes and Noble online stores. )Type in Jay Dubya, under ebooks).Pieces of Eight is now in Mobipocket downloading format. The book is now available in Adobe Reader pdf and Microsoft Reader at Amazon.com, Borders and Barnes and Noble. Type in Jay Dubya at Amazon.On May 23, 2003 Pieces of Eight rose to a Sales Ranking of #98 in Adobe Reader on Amazon.com
Pieces of Eight is also available in Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook e-book formats.
“The Inimitable Dr. Spencer” 1
“Winslow Junction” 27
“The Voodoo Dimension” 49
“In Quest of Argentum” 79
“The Trespassers” 97
“Olympus Lives” 123
“What Goes Around Comes Around” 151
“A Video Horoscope” 177
"Hera," said Zeus, "you've done quite an admirable job causing deceit to flourish in women's hearts. At our next council banquet a century from now we will joyously celebrate our ultimate victory over those mortal overachievers down on earth," Zeus emphasized. "My will shall be vindicated!" the King-god thundered.
"Daddy, when are we gonna' eat?" Athena rudely interrupted. "I'm getting tired of dumb nectar and ambrosia all the time. I wanna' have some custard, hot dogs, French fries, pizza and enchiladas for a change."
"My impetuous daughter," Zeus answered, "you're beginning to be corrupted by those despicable mortals down on earth. Your enunciations are grotesque!"
"Sorry Daddy, but I just want to chow down before I chill out!"
The rest of the divine Olympian Council cringed in their thrones at Athena's defiance to her almighty father's authority.
"My dear daughter, " Zeus chided, "please do not embarrass me in front of my extended family. And for your information, we shall feast heartily after this meeting. And it's gonna' be nectar and ambrosia instead of pizza and hamburgers, and the music is gonna' be flutes and harps instead of Guns n' Roses and the Beach Boys, ya' dig baby!" Zeus bellowed in mock imitation of his offspring's lingo. From: "Olympus Lives"