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The Great Escape: 15 Tales of Humor, Myth & Magic

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Peculiar pet shops

Troublesome dream homes

And robot vacuums that just want to be free


Looking for a captivating (and quick) escape from reality? These fifteen tales of myth, magic, and whimsy provide just that.

Amongst the award-winning words are stories of vacations gone enchantingly wrong, questionable business practices, worrying parental habits, misbehaving reptiles, and Norse gods in a bit of a bind.

This second short story collection by Tammie Painter (author of the humor-filled Cassie Black Trilogy and The Circus of Unusual Creatures Mysteries) begins with a brief introduction telling how these stories led to the creation of those fan favorite series. The author then launches each tale with a few words to share the twists and turns of inspiration.

The fifteen stories range from beguiling magical realism to laugh-out-loud silliness to dark (but not too dark) fantasy.

Some stories have a little violence (nothing gruesome) and mild cursing, but no "on-screen" hanky panky (a giant does have some off-screen fun, but I’ll leave you to discover that one).

The stories include (If you'd like a sample story, you'll find one HERE).

  • The Great Escape 
  • Grave Bargains 
  • Buttercup: Queen of Death 
  • The Drive-Thru Window 
  • Testing the Waters 
  • The Back Room 
  • The Liar of Lilløya 
  • Space Walk 
  • Moonlight Cruise 
  • The Ghost of Arlen Hall 
  • A Case of Mamma’s Love 
  • Dragon Trouble 
  • The Secret Eater 
  • A Feast for Sight 
  • Champ 


Note #1: Once you complete your purchase you will receive a PDF receipt. Soon after, you'll find an email from BookFunnel with the download link to get your book in the file best suited for your e-reader. 

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Note #2: If you have already purchased five or more of these stories from my Payhip, please contact me and I'll send you a gift copy of this collection.

You will get a PDF (1MB) file

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