Fiction, &c, by George Harvey

Yes, I write fiction. And I enjoy doing it.

These are available in a pre-published form online. The title link for each book goes to the pre-published online edition. The link to the print edition goes to the book’s page at Barnes & Noble, where it can be purchased online. In some cases, the print edition has different illustrations than those at the web sites.

Lives Lost and Found is a collection of twenty short stories, each in a historical setting. Some people find a couple of them, particularly numbers 2 and 19, a bit hard to read because they have graphically described war scenes. Despite the fact that about three quarters of them have some material related to war, I think of them as a set of stories about love, and the many ways a man can love a woman. One of my favorites is England. The print of edition is available at

Gaining the Pass is a short play telling the story of why Lao Tzu wrote the Tao Te Ching.  Lao Tzu wants to leave the country and go into retirement. He is stopped by a customs official who learns he is a philosopher. The official decides Lao Tzu is taking knowledge out of the country and demands that the philosopher tell him everything he knows, so an export tax can be assessed the value of his thoughts. This leads to an impasse that can only be resolved by a shameless hussy. Like much of Taoist literature, it is a farce. The print edition is available at

Notes from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Wee Folk has a collection of posts on specific topics relating to Wee Folk and a series of pages describing their types. I wrote nearly all the entries at the web site and all of those in the book. For the sake of accuracy, I have taken every precaution to ensure that everything at this site is strictly true. One post is The Fairies’ History of Counterpoint and Harmony. The print edition is available at

At the Pearly Gates is a collection of twenty-nine micro-short stories about new arrivals at the gates of Paradise. Some of the stories are as short as seventy words, others go to over four hundred. I wish I could say some people like them, but it seems most people find the whole subject uninteresting, so I do not get much feedback. You might try reading Shoeless Fisherman, Candidate for a Job as Choirmaster, or Carla Trodden. The print edition, illustrated with photos  taken by the Hubble telescope, is available at

Where Heaven and Earth Meet is a book I am currently writing . It is a set of stories about the lives of the Hindu god Vishnu, as told in about 1905 by a Nebraska native who owns a small town hardware store and is a lay reader in a local chapel. He tells the stories to his friend, an attorney who got his law degree at Yale but had started his college career studying Eastern Religions. As he does so, other people in the town come by, listen, and comment. As they are produced, chapters will appear in a nearly finished form at When the book is published, I will add a link to its sales page.


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