Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

John A. Broussard

John A. Broussard

The lovely, lonely princess wandered along the edge of a pond thinking about finding a mate, but her father’s kingdom was poor, and no noble had ever asked for her hand.Suddenly a large bullfrog jumped up on the bank and said, “Kiss me and you will find a mate.”“What do I have to lose?” thought the princess, as she stooped down and kissed the frog.Within moments, two frogs jumped happily into the pond and swam out together among the lily pads.Not what you expected? A short story called The Search for a Mate from Expect the Unexpected….a collection of over 80 short stories covering the gamut of surprise with the typical Broussard cleverness and humor. Mystery, romance, science fiction, discovery…with story titles such as The Square Watermelon, The Deshredder, and Ms. Chips.
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Mayhem, Mystery and Murder

Mayhem, Mystery and Murder

John A. Broussard

John A. Broussard

“Back when I was a kid growing up in South Chicago, I never dreamed that having a Lebanese father and a Syrian mother would turn out to be an asset. But my ancestry paid off big-time when I sat down across from Timothy Fisher at a San Francisco sidewalk I on that warm September morning. He bought my cover as a Mid East terrorist—hook, line and sinker. Of course, being an FBI agent, I’d been provided with excellent cover. Even so, he was nervous and kept looking around at our neighbors, the only ones at the time being a young couple who, hands across their table, were obviously and hopelessly in love. “I’ve got the money,” I told him, assuming that might help to calm him down. It didn’t. He kept scanning the street. “I’m not interested,” he said. And that surprised me. What he said next surprised me even more…”Over 50! mystery short stories by John Broussard, a prolific and compelling writer. If you liked Fifty-Minutes Flaherty you’ll like these too!
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Mana

Mana

John A. Broussard

John A. Broussard

The setting is the Big Island of Hawaii. With its active volcano and its frequent earthquakes, it has long been the subject of Polynesian legends. And, at the core of the legends, are the tales told of the alii, the Polynesian nobility, who possessed a strange power making them invulnerable to attack. Lehua Watanabe, investigative reporter for the Kona News, suddenly acquires this mysterious force, which serves her well in her encounter with organized crime, but which also has strange and unwanted side effects.
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Dead and Gone

Dead and Gone

John A. Broussard

John A. Broussard

The rain-soaked streets of Napua on Hawai’i’s island of Elima are a far cry from a battlefield but, for returned soldier Kimo Stanner, but there’s a sudden reminder of warfare when a figure rushes in front of his pickup and he feels the impact. Even before getting out to view the damage, he knows the pedestrian is dead, and there’s nothing for it but to report to the police—except that when the police arrive, the body has disappeared.And that’s when things go wrong—terribly wrong . . .
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