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Jim Musgrave’s award-winning story, “Letter to the President of the United States,” appears along with 15 other excellent stories in this year’s Eric Hoffer Award Winners.  You can purchase a copy online today.

Jim’s story is a psychological drama that takes place at the beginning of the war in Iraq in 2003.  An Iraqi engineer who worked for Saddam Hussein has lost his memory due to traumatic events, and a U. S. Marine Sergeant and Arab-American translator gets his psychiatrist father to assist him in recovering the engineer’s memory along with what might be called his “soul.”

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Wild West of Zinggong

Wild West of Zinggong

If you enjoy a good scifi story, then you might want to check-out my new audio fiction being sold at Sniplits.com (same place that sells “What Were You When You Were Alive?” I may be working this into a novel, but I want to get some reactions to the first chapter.

“Zinggong” ByJim Musgrave
In 2852, the U.S. is a wild west tourist attraction, where police sergeant Julian Gaston discovers the secret behind the shooting death of Duplicant Sheriff, Wyatt Earp…
Time: 28:14 / $0.88
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My audio (mp3) short story, “What Were You When You Were Alive?” (pen name, Efraim Z. Graves) is now #10 on the best-seller’s list at Sniplits Short Stories 2 Go.  Login and buy a copy for .88 cents.  (Note:  Sniplits publishes a free story each week for members only). 

San Diego Homeless Vets Stand Down

“What Were You When You Were Alive?” By Jim Musgrave
A Gulf War veteran wins a different kind of “Survivor Game” in San Diego, fighting prejudice against the homeless….
Time: 30:12 / $0.88
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The Gitano

San Francisco, CA.  My short story, “Muló,” appears in this Bram Stoker Award nominated volume, Beneath the Surface:  13+ Shocking Tales of TerrorIt’s about a young gypsy king, living in 1930s New York City, who reaps revenge on his Nazi-sympathizing professor of Anthropology at CCNY.  The story was first published in my short fiction volume, The President’s Parasite and Other Stories.

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The editor had an interesting blurb about my story at “The Writer’s Eye.”  I’m kind of glad it has stirred up some controversy:  it was meant to!

California Wild Fires Destroy Homes in San Diego

“A quick note about Efraim Z. Graves’ story, ‘The Fireman.’ Living in California, as I do, with all the wildfires currently raging throughout the state, I was tempted to pull the story from publication. It’s a story that’s almost too close to home. Yet, it’s a good read, and we have to remember that it’s fiction. The premise of the story is not, in any way, a reflection of this magazine’s opinion: we greatly appreciate the men and women of paid and volunteer fire departments throughout the state who brave personal injury to save lives, properties, and the wild. Enuff said. Happy reading!”

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