Real Dreams by M.G. Edwards
Thirty Years of Short Stories

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Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is a collection of 15 short stories written between 1981 and 2011. The stories are from multiple genres with some common themes, including hope, dreams, light, darkness, perseverance, and spirituality, wrapped up in some novel ideas.

Story Synopses:

Vichy (1990) tells the story of Jean-Marie Daubert, a spy for
the French Resistance during World War II who was captured and sent to Gross-Rosen
concentration camp. It's a sobering story of love and loss told through letters
from Daubert to his wife Corinne.

The Ballick Eye (1988) is a ghost story about a delinquent youth sent by
his parents to live with an aunt who is determined to straighten him out. Can a
cemetery ghost turn his life around?

Evil | Live (2011) is a twist on the traditional horror story. Good
and evil engage in an epic struggle for the soul of a zombie.

The Grandma Conspiracy (2004) tells the story of an elderly woman with the
ability to predict the future whose family believes she suffers from mental
illness. The story is narrated by one of her grandchildren who struggles to
help her.

Room G-13 (1993) is a horror story with an ironic twist. Strange
sounds emanate from the maintenance man's room at a college dormitory, leading
one student to investigate what's really going happening there.

The Factory Worker in the Corner
Office (2007)
is an
allegory about a white-collar worker who deals with a difficult boss.

Saved by Hope (1988) is a true story based on an encounter I had with
an angel during the summer of 1987.

Mysterius, Lord of the Unknown
tells the tale of the
Greek god of the unknown. The ancient Greeks dedicated some temple altars to an
unknown god. Mysterius is an interpretation of this deity.

How Little Big Chief Calmed the
Mountain (1981)
is an
allegory inspired by the May 1981 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. A village leader
must appease an angry volcano before it erupts and destroys his village.

The Emissary's Battle (2005) is a story set in a fantasy world. A human envoy
must use diplomacy to diffuse a conflict between elves and dwarves before it
leads to war.

Kirche and the Mirror (1992) is an allegory of the Church. On the day her
bridegroom returns, the bride must confront deception and illusions on her way
to reuniting with him.

Suits (1989) is a science fiction short with an ironic twist. A
child dreams of an alien invasion.

Verda (1997) speculates on the existence of a second moon orbiting
Earth capable of sustaining life and humanity's efforts to colonize it. The
story explores themes ranging from space exploration to environmental preservation.

G.I. Ants (1983) is a story about a boy's encounter with a group of
superhuman army ants who escape from a military laboratory and move into his

High Flying Deutschman (1988) tells the story of a German exchange student's quest
to learn baseball and join a championship high school team.

Enjoy these diverse and timeless works three decades in the making.

About M.G. Edwards

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M.G. Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the mystery, thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service in 2011 to write full time. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand with his wife Jing and son Alex. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or his blog, For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or his blog, World Adventurers. Contact him at, on Facebook at or @m_g_edwards on Twitter.
Published November 14, 2011 by Brilliance Press. 170 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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