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Short stories by Jack English will be posted on this website in serial form. Stay tuned and keep checking.


Moses and the Ten (Thousand) Commandments

This is the true story of the conversation between God and Moses on Mount Sinai as told by Aaron, his Chief of staff. READ





No Flying Saucers

O.K. so there is no such thing as flying saucers or little green men. But, what if you spent eight months aboard an alien space ship? How would you explain it to your best friends? What would you say to make them believe you? READ





Factory Town

What would happen if a jolly old elf tried to set up a factory in a down and out town with high unemployment? Would they praise Caesar or try to bury him? READ






Sometimes people just aren’t ready to hear the answer, even if it solves a problem like chronic California drought. Layton Purdy asked and answered the question, “why does it rain so much in Florida and so little in Arizona?” The next thing he knew, one Secret Service Agent pressed his face into the carpet, another one had a knee on his back and a third one held a gun on him. At that moment, two thoughts crossed his mind. First, the carpets in the Oval office are really soft. And second, President Theresa Brandt looks really tall from down here. READ





warm-bridgeBose-Einstein Matter

Einstein and Bose said that if you cooled a gas to within a whisper above absolute zero, it would condense into one giant atom. What if that giant atom had enough gravity to gobble up all the atoms around it and collapse the core of the planet?


Viking heroes battle slain; on rafts of wood are gently lain; with sword and battle axe beside; pushed out upon receding tide; and set alight their funeral pyre; Valhalla bound in robes of fire. …But what if they never reached Valhalla? What if one of them reached modern day Atlantic City instead?


dscn0375The World’s Richest Lawyer

What if a lawyer could guarantee every case he took was a home run? What if he could find seriously injured people to represent without leaving his office? He would have a license to print money… as long as it lasted.