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https://www.amazon.com/dp/194633815X
The Running Girls
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Two girls with nothing in common except the 500-Mile Summer of '89 Challenge.
Clara is an average student and below-average athlete. With some inspiration from her cross country coach, Clara decides to take on a summer running challenge: complete 500 miles in three months. The problem? Her parents don't want her jogging all those miles alone, but Clara doesn't want to run with the girl they suggest. Joan is weird, and something seems to be mentally wrong with her. Except none of Clara's other friends run. Will she complete the challenge, or does being stuck with Joan mean she's destined to fail?
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Novella
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1939181712
Little Angel Helper
Print & eBook Editions
"LITTLE ANGEL HELPER is a well-told, uplifting novella that readers looking for a truly inspirational, heartwarming story, are sure to love. The fact that Marie's character is inspired by the author's real-life sister is a bonus and adds authenticity to the work. I think those who read this book will learn much, and be uplifted and inspired.
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Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Bradley Hunter lost his job, his rent's due, and he's up to here in gambling debt. His sister, Marie, shows up at the worst time, before he has a chance to call Paulina, the lady from her adult special needs program, and stop her from bringing Marie to New York. Now he has to tell her in person that he can't become Marie's legal guardian after all. Paulina, a "guide" at TACA (Topeka Action Center for Adults), loves her job as a helper for those with special needs. She cannot accept that Bradley would back out on his sister when she needs him most. With little time left, she'll do whatever it takes to convince Bradley to sign the guardianship papers.
This novella was inspired by my sister, Aunie, who has a lot in common with Marie, the special needs character in the story.
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Pet Stories
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1939181453
Lance & Ringo Tails
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Lance & Ringo Tails is a collection of ten short stories (“tails”) about the wild adventures of a dog and a cat as told by their human. Lance and Ringo also share their perspectives, granting a glimpse into what these two really think of each other and their humans.

The humorous short stories are based on my real pets and their real life wild adventures. Each fictionalized story follows Lance, an English springer spaniel, and Ringo, a long-haired domestic cat, as they learn to live together as brothers with their humans. Recommended for ages 10+, but animal lovers of all ages will enjoy the "tails."


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Short Stories

ALVARIUM EXPERIMENT ANTHOLOGIES

Her Midnight Ride ~ The Prometheus Saga 2
A #1 New Release on Amazon Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Reads
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FV157FJ
A short story in The Prometheus Saga 2
Awed by an extraordinary patriot spy, sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington longs for a chance to prove her worth to the cause of American Independence. When the British attack the city of Danbury, she volunteers for a dangerous mission, one she may not survive.
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The Count of the Alician Apocalypse ~ The Masters Reimagined
A short story in The Masters Reimagined
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978138466Ten stories that invite you to discover the speculative twists and turns of classic literature.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073W5QDKK
On a visit to Stonehenge, a handsome stranger offers Alice an escape from the man who has been following her by way of a magical portal in one of the monoliths.

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A short story in Return to Earth
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1540548287
Ten stories that invite you to discover what would happen if our first encounter with extraterrestrials is with humans returning to Earth.
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Aona, an Alien-Operated Bot (AOB), suffers a malfunction that could jeopardize her mission on Earth and could lead to the extinction of an entire species from another planet.
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Single Story Amazon Kindle Edition (ebook)

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On Both Sides ~ The Prometheus Saga
A short story in The Prometheus Saga

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1515150356

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SP7DJ7G
When a mysterious woman vanishes during the American Revolution, young Robby Freeman searches for answers from a cryptic sharpshooter who deserted Washington's Continental Army.
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Maribel's Day of Death ~ About Time
http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/?product=its-about-time
An elderly woman thinks she knows the day she is going to die.
A reprint that first appeared in FWA Collection #2 Slices of Life.
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A Dream Within A Dream ~ In Shadows Written
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B43XDYQ
This macabre tale inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe poem of the same name could all just be a dream. For a young narrator who has trouble discerning reality, it's more like a nightmare.
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Originally appeared on the Journey Into... podcast
http://journeyintopodcast.blogspot.com/2015/09/journey-133-dream-within-dream-by-bria.html
The story includes audio production with sound effects and music. The story is narrated by the author.
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The Mute Girl ~ Youth Imagination
https://youthimagination.org/index.php/publish/magazine-issues/2015/issue-28-sept-2015/item/114-the-mute-girl-by-bria-burton
When a dead man's body is found near her home, Rayme, a mute, is determined to prove
that someone other than her absent father ordered their family trolls to club the trespasser to death.
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FREE Online Edition

Originally published in eFantasy
http://www.fictionmagazines.com/shop/realm-issues/efantasy-march-2013/
"The Mute Girl" is one of the first short stories that I ever submitted. Four years and many rejections/revisions later, the story was finally published in eFantasy March 2013 issue. Lesson learned: persistence. Note: this publication has now been discontinued.


Tight Pants ~ Page & Spine
http://www.pagespineficshowcase.com/bria-burton.html
A quick read about a young man held at gunpoint and the thoughts
he has during what might be his last moments on Earth.
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Ticket to Heaven ~ Faith Hope and Fiction
https://faithhopeandfiction.com/fiction-ticket-to-heaven/
A college-aged drug addict encounters an old man handing out tickets to heaven.
When something miraculous happens, she begins a path toward redemption.
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The Wheels Must Turn ~ Broken Worlds
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012V2KQQ2
A young narrator comes to grips with the death of her father aboard a spaceship.
A reprint that first appeared in FWA Collection #3 My Wheels.
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In Line at the DMYV ~ Welcome to the Future
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0991529367
Katelin has to decide whether or not to kill someone during her mandatory visit to the DMYV.
Either way, she might not make it out alive.
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The Darkness Below ~ The Colored Lens #13 Autumn 2014 issue
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NQ6BG5ICaptain Erin Waite and her team descend into the depths of a cave in search of an alien, but what they discover is beyond anything they could've imagined.
You can read my story for free on The Colored Lens website.
This sci-fi piece has been on a journey. Full details here. This story is based on a vivid dream that I had about fifteen years ago. Now my dream to publish the story has finally come true!
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Switching ~ Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
http://dunesteef.com/2014/08/28/episode-163-twsc-switching-by-bria-burton/
She wakes up in Vanessa's body, and it's not her first time "switching." Several morbidly obese girls needed her help. She could lose the weight when they couldn't, and that helped them get the guy of their dreams. But Crystal is tired of "switching." She just doesn't know how to make it stop.
The short story was selected as one of the winners for the Triple Word Score Contest at the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.
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Ligeia ~ Journey Into... podcast
http://journeyintopodcast.blogspot.com/2014/01/journey-86-ligeia-by-bria-burton.html
Kraykor committed a crime when he asked, "What if there is a God?" Now he must decide whether to face execution or enter the void in space called Ligeia where none have ever returned.
The story was selected as one of the winners for the Edgar Allan Poe Writing Contest at the Journey Into... podcast.
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This Is Hollywood ~ FICTION on the WEB
http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2013/01/this-is-hollywood-by-b-n-burton.html
A cautionary tale about Mick, an actor trying to make it big in Hollywood, but a recurring nightmare delivers an unclear warning. Eventually, the dream blends with reality, causing Mick's life to unravel.
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Collections from the Florida Writers Association
Slices of Life, Let's Talk, My WheelsIt's A Crime, Revisions: Stories of Starting Over
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Empty Girl
 ~ FWA Collection #7 Revisions: Stories of Starting Over
Years after Nami is kidnapped from her family, she finds herself slipping away and the new identity 
her human traffickers have given her taking over. Is it too late for her to escape?

The Price of Integrity ~ FWA Collection #5 It's A Crime
A sixteen year old realizes his birthday present, a new Audi, may have costs he never counted on.

The Wheels Must Turn ~ FWA Collection #4 My Wheels
A young narrator comes to grips with the death of her father aboard a spaceship.
  
Ma Says ~ FWA Collection #3 Let's Talk
A teen wants to find and kill the man who raped and murdered his girlfriend.
 
Maribel's Day of Death ~ FWA Collection #2 Slices of Life
An elderly woman thinks she knows the day she is going to die.
My first short story publication was the #4 pick in the collection and was published in October 2010.


Flying With Daddy ~ not yet published
My flash fiction piece was a semi-finalist in the Able Muse Write Prize in 2011. The fictionalized story is based on the true event of riding in the car with my dad while he pretended to fly a jet.
 


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