Invasion of Privacy

and Other Short Stories

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Byteful Travel Blog Carnival #19 – 2013 August

Byteful Travel on JimsGotWeb.com

Hello and welcome to the Byteful Travel Blog Carnival. I’d like to thank Andrew at Byteful Travel for allowing me to host another edition of the carnival. I’ve been a big fan and have always enjoyed participating in them. If you’re new to blog carnivals, they’re a smart way to discover new writers that you wouldn’t normally come across. Continue reading …

July 3

Byteful Travel Blog Carnival Announcement

Hi, just wanted to let you know that the 19th edition of the Byteful Travel Blog Carnival will be on JimsGotWeb.com on July 31st. Be sure to go to BlogCarnival.com and submit your travel posts by July 27th to be listed in the Carnival.

I look forward to reading all of your interesting travel articles. See you at the Carnival!

June 30

5 Tips For Publishing Your eBook

OK, so you’re ready to publish your eBook. You’ve checked it for grammatical and spelling errors and had it looked at by a professional editor, right? Please say yes. I can’t stress enough the importance of making sure your masterpiece is perfect and ready for the world to see, before having it published… {Read More}

June 9

Chicago in Five Days

We recently took the Amtrak from Kansas City, Missouri to visit Chicago, Illinois and had a great time. We decided to take the train instead of driving and will definitely be doing it again! The train was scheduled to leave Kansas City at 7:45 a.m. on Friday and though we left 45 minutes late, we arrived in Chicago on time at 3:15 p.m… [Read More]

The Bean in Chicago

May 15

Byteful Travel on JimsGotWeb.com

Welcome to the Byteful Travel blog Carnival

First off I’d like to thank Andrew at Byteful Travel for allowing me to host this edition of the carnival. I’ve been a big fan and have participated in a few of them. If you’re new to blog carnivals, they’re a smart way to discover new writers that you wouldn’t normally come across.

If one of your articles is in this month’s edition, be sure to share it with your social media. Tweeting, Stumbling, or Liking this will help spread the word and multiplies the reach of this blog carnival, which in turn helps more people discover your article and site.

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April 22
Invasion Of Privacy – by Jim
Privacy invasion to find a killer

March 16
The Doctor’s Flea Circus – Story and image by Jim

The Doctor's Flea Circus

March 3
A Novel Murder – Story and image by Jim

Novel Murder by Jim

Feb. 28
The Third Sunday Blog Carnival has published it’s
Special Issue: Reader’s Choice 2012 and my story “Second Chance” is listed. 
Stop by and say Hi!

Feb. 24
The Tourists Attraction is on “The Story Shack” with an illustration by Delilah Buckle

Feb. 23
The Altered Clown by Jim – Image by Black Eyed Jack

Leisurely Lesula by Black Eyed Jack Tony has been raised by a couple of clowns. Literally.  His mom and dad are clowns in the Crowley Brothers circus.  Everyone has always assumed that Tony would grow up to be a clown, but he has different plans…[Read More]

Feb. 17
The Human Hunter by Jim

Human Hunter on JimsgotwebThe creature hid in the bushes, waiting for the next human to pass, so that he could continue his killing spree.  He only came to this planet for the sport of hunting; no other place in the universe had such plentiful prey…[Read More]

Feb. 17
Third Sunday Blog Carnival

AdrieJimsgotweb on the Third Sunday Blog Carnivalne has posted the February edition of the Third Sunday Blog Carnival and has included my story “The Tourist Attraction.”  Stop by and take a look, there are some great stories there, including a couple by my friends, Scott Livingston, and Rooster Smith, from the #WriterNation.

Feb. 12
Looking For Illustrators

Vanity: Attributes of a Painter. Detail.Hi.  Are you an illustrator or graphic designer, or know someone who is?  I’m looking for people who want the exposure of having their illustrations viewed by visitors to my site… [Read More]

Feb. 9
Diane’s Dream  – Short Story by Jim

When DianDiane's Dream on JimsGotWeb.come walked into the room, she immediately knew that the man who was going to kill her was there.  Diane has known about her death for six weeks; she has seen it happen, repeatedly, in her dreams… [Read More]

Jan. 29
Short Story by Jim
Remember Me

“People will remember me,” Jerry said as he gathered the things he needed and put them in the trunk of his car.  “When I become famous, people will talk about me and remember what I did today.”  [Read More]

Jan. 19th
Short Story by Jim
The Tourists Attraction

“Get the hell out of here, you damn tourists, and leave me alone.”
I’m sick of it.
Every day there’s a group of tourists, standing by my fence watching us, pointing, and whispering. I don’t know what started it, but I’ll be damned if I’m gonna’ put up with it much longer…[Read More]

Aholes Through Time – A collaboration of authors on #WriterNation

My name is John Paul Montgomery. Last year I built a time machine out of a dirt bike with my college roommate, Twitchy.  Me and Twitchy agreed that while it was an incredible scientific achievement, the responsibility and power was too much for two freshmen.  So the bike collected dust in the corner of our dorm until I caught Twitchy banging my girlfriend Jennifer…[Read More]

Jan. 13, 2013
Short Story by Jim
Her Next Victim

Without a sound, Francis crept into the dark room, listening to the quiet breathing of her next victim.  The soft red glow of the light emitted from the bedside clock allowed her to see part of his face…[Read More]

Jan. 5, 2013
Short Story by Jim
The Line

Billy tried to see the end of the line but it was useless, it seemed to go on forever.  He’s been standing here for almost an hour and the line has barely moved.  He thought about getting out of line to walk ahead and see how much further it was..[Read More]

Jan. 2 2013
Short Story by Jim

Gary always wondered how long it would take before someone noticed that he couldn’t remember what happened from one day to the next.  He worked hard at hiding it, and most of his tricks for coping worked well…[Read More]

December 27
Short Story by Jim
The Show

“Hurry up Rita, or we’ll miss the show.”  Sammy was so excited this morning that he’d woken up at sunrise and was in his sister’s room trying to get her up.  They had a long walk into town and he wanted to get an early start…[Read More]

December 22
Short Story by Jim
Zek the Vrek

The Strantlonian Vrek sipped his tall, chilled Nepune Rapure, looked around the room at his small gathering of friends, and wondered if this is how it was on other planets.  They were helping Zek celebrate his seven hundredth and ninety second hardlingday, which was a milestone in his culture…[Read More]

December 18
Short Story by Jim
Before They Come Back

“Excuse me sir.”  Here it comes, I hate it when people ask me for money.  I pay my taxes so that there are places they can go when they need help.  I’ll just keep walking; ignore him, shake my head, and say “sorry.” [Read More]

December 15
Short Story by Jim
Traveling Faster Than Light

Traveling faster than the speed of light always gives me a headache.  Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t think that traveling 300,000,000 meters per second is necessary…[Read More]

December 12
Short Story by Jim
The Robot

The Nelteo 43 robot had begun to display signs of malfunctioning, so Henry decided to return it, before it quit working completely. Lately, ‘Nell’ seemed incapable of completing common tasks without making unacceptable errors…[Read More]

Read Highwaymen – on Surrealistic Pillowtalk
by Scott Livingston

Joseph McKenna drove the ambling wagon listlessly along the trail; led by five other rigs, laden with hopes and provision for a new beginning. The guides kept a watchful eye on the despondent man but gave him distance out of respect for his recent loss…[Read More]

December 9
Short Story by Jim
The Mountain

Reaching out, Seth grabbed a hanging vine and pulled himself up to a ledge, where he could rest for a minute and decide what his next move would be.  Looking down the mountain, he was amazed at how far he had come.  “I really can do this,” he said…[Read More]

December 6
Short Story by Jim
Timmy’s Time Thwarter

 Timmy’s experiments were always getting him in trouble.  The first time was a trial to determine the distance and speed that an object would travel when thrown from a moving car.. [Read More]

November 28, 2012
Short Story by Jim
The Clown

Randy first noticed the clown when he looked out his window and saw him standing under the street light in front of his house, leaning against the pole.  He was talking on his cell phone, laughing and pointing at Randy…[Read More]

November 24, 2012
Short Story by Jim
Trail of Dimes

When he saw the first dime lying on the ground, he reached down and picked it up without even thinking about it.  Then he noticed another one about four feet away, so he walked over and picked that one up, too.  That’s when he first realized that there was a trail of dimes, leading across the parking lot…[Read More]

 November 21, 2012
Short Story by Jim
The Prey

The injured prey crept quietly away and hid in the tall grass, waiting to see what his attacker’s next move would be.  Unable to move very quickly, its main hope for survival was waiting, and hopefully avoiding detection…[Read More]

November 10, 2012
Short Story by Jim
Don’t Look In the Little Green Satchel

She didn’t understand why, but when the short, balding, slightly hunched man approached her with a mysterious gleam in his eye, she nearly fainted.  As she stumbled, he quickly grabbed her arm to steady her, and she felt a jolt of electricity shoot through her body.  She began to sweat and felt a chill run through her as she watched him slowly pull a little green satchel out of his coat.  Holding the green satchel in front of her eyes he said, “Follow me.”  She couldn’t take her eyes off the satchel, it seemed to glow!  She had to know what was in it! [Read More]

 October 25, 2012
Short Story by Jim on jimsgotweb.com
What a Wild Dream!

Man, what a wild dream I had last night!  I was the President of the United States, and I was in a meeting with my advisers, members of my cabinet, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and everyone was asking me questions…[Read More]

October 22, 2012
One of my stories is listed on the Third Sunday Blog Carnival, stop by and read some of the great selections!

October 14, 2012
Short Story by Jim on Jimsgotweb.com
The Rumor

It was an ordinary morning for Winston F. Harlow and he smiled as he went performed his normal routine.  There was a small article in the local paper about a man winning the lottery, Winton E. Barlow, a name very similar to his.  It made him smile even more and he wondered if the rumor had started yet…[Read More]

October 13, 2012
5 Steps to Help You With Twitter

The reason I’m writing these 5 steps to help you with Twitter is that I’ve recently started roaming the world of tweets, retweets, hashtags, mentions, and URL shortners, and I’d like to share some of the information that I’ve found.  I am by no means an expert, I’m just sharing the things that I’ve learned, and they seem to be working…[Read More]

October 4, 2012
Guest article by Kevin Hall on Jimsgotweb.com


Edinburgh – One Of The Most Beautiful Cities In The World


October 4, 2012

This is my entry for Carnival of Europe hosted by DJ Yabis at Dream Euro Trip.

Sept. 29, 2012
Post by Jim


Second Chance 13


Sam stops near the building by the parked trucks where he saw Tatyana running.  “We have to keep her from getting to the phone,” he tells Sandy as they get out of the van and head towards the trucks, “we’ll grab her, and take her back to the cabin.”  He didn’t know what they were going to do with her after that, but he decided to worry about it later.  They see Tatyana hiding behind a truck and quickly run towards her, relived that it was going to be so easy to catch her! [Read More]

Sept. 25
Post by Jim

Second Chance 12

What happened?  The last thing Sam remembered was untying Tatyana so that they could carry her to the van and dump her body – where was she?  Shit, she wasn’t dead!  She was faking and they fell for it!  The first thing he felt was relief that Sandy hadn’t killed her after all, but then he started to worry about what would happen to them when she was found.  Walter was a mobster!  What was he thinking? [Read More]

 Sept. 23
post by Jim

Second Chance 11

Just as Sandy was pulling the pistol from her purse and handing it to Sam, Faina, tired of being tied up for so long, finally chewed through the rope and ran across the room, barking frantically.  As the dog leapt through the window, Sandy panicked and shot, missing the dog by a mile and hitting Tatyana instead. [Read More]

 Sept. 19
Post by Jim Liston

Second Chance 10

Dimitri wasn’t far off when he thought that Walter was going to be pissed about Tatyana’s disappearance, he went insane!  Dimitri had never seen Walter lose it before and it was something that he hoped he never saw again.  Walter started yelling at everyone, “Get your asses out there, and find my sister!” [Read More]

 Sept. 17
Post by Jim Liston

Second Chance 9

 It didn’t long for Sam and Sandy to figure out they had really “screwed the pooch,” on this one.  This wasn’t Walter’s wife, she kept saying, “no wife,” over and over.  Sam didn’t know if she was trying to tell them that she wasn’t Walter’s wife or that Walter didn’t have a wife, either way, it didn’t look good.  Sam was starting to realize that he couldn’t kill this woman, no matter how much she deserved it.  But, what was he going to do with her? [Read More]

Sept. 11
Post by Jim Liston

Second Chance 8

Where in the hell is Faina, she should be back from her walk by now!  Tatyana didn’t like to spend much time walking the dog; she didn’t like being out of the house at all.  She was still pissed about the guy that attacked her in the park.  I don’t think she was really attacked—who would be interested in her? [Read More]

Sept. 8
Post by Jim Liston

Second Chance 7

 Translation: “What in the hell is going on?” Tatyana in English, was starting to come around.  She was in a small room with very little furniture and was tied to a chair.  She could hear two people in the next room arguing loudly but since she spoke very little English, she couldn’t tell what the argument was about..[Read More]

 Sept. 5
Post by Jim Liston

Second Chance 6

I’m going to kill that bitch for shooting me with that stun-gun!  It’s personal now.  I didn’t have any reason to do anything to her before; I didn’t want Sandy and Walter to have a second chance to get back together.  Now, I don’t even care, I’ve thought of nothing else but ways to put ‘that bitch’ through hell![Read More]

 Sept. 4
Post by Jim Liston

I’ve written a new article published on EzineArticles.com

How the Beatles Changed My Life
“Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles!” Those words spoken by Ed Sullivan marked a beginning of a major change in the lives of thousands of kids, I know because I am one of them… [Read More]

As Featured On EzineArticles

Second Chance 5


 The continuing story of Sam getting a second chance with Sandy.
It’s time to get Sandy’s side of the story!

by Jim Liston

John Locke new story, BoxBox by John Locke
“I kill other doctor’s patients,” said Dr. Gideon Box, the top Cardiothoracic
pediatric surgeon in the world. 

John Irving's A Son of the CircusA Son Of The Circus by John Irving
Dr. Daruwalla is a doctor in Bombay with unusual interests, seeking a genetic marker for dwarfism, and secretly writing screenplays for the popular Inspector Dhar movies.

Guest Post

Five of the Most Enchanting Cities in Spain

Post by Jim on Jimsgotweb.com

Seldom in life do we get a second chance.  So, when Sam got a phone call from an ex-girlfriend that had dumped him 3 years ago and wanted to get a drink, he accepted.  What did he have to lose?..[read more]

Second Chance 

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Second Chance 5

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Second Chance 7

Second Chance 8

Second Chance 9

Second Chance 10

Second Chance 11

Second Chance 12

Second Chance 13

 by Jim Liston

August 25, 2012
Guest post by Gregory Stevens on JimsGotWeb.com

Last Day Dreams

Abe was a fine specimen of manhood, especially for the time he lived.  He worked hard of course but always, always had the dream of aspiring to do more with his life.  But it seemed lately all of his dreams were being interrupted and disturbed by voices or echoes or something in his head…[read more]

August 23, 2012
Post by Jim Liston on JimsGotWeb.com

 Do You Smell That?

 The smell was getting much stronger now.  He had to be close.  Any minute now and he would see it.  How long has he been following it, trying to find the source of the smell? He had to find where it was coming from..[read more]

August 21, 2012
Guest Post on JimsGotWeb.com

 Things to Do in York

 The city of York, located in the county of Yorkshire, England is a beautiful ancient cathedral city which has a history dating back to before Roman Times…[read more]

August 20, 2012
Post by Jim Liston on JimsGotWeb.com

The Computer That Wanted Life

Laurie was always online.  She was always blogging, paying her bills, sending emails, posting on Face Book, shopping, and on and on.  She had to find a way to save time online by having all those mundane things taken care of… [read more]

August 18, 2012
Guest Post by Mike Lewiss on JimsGotWeb.com

 A Guide to Spending 48 hours in London

 With the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games, London has once again reminded us what the city has to offer…[read more]

August 13, 2012
Guest Post by David Showell on JimsGotWeb.com

 Now is the Time to Visit London

 In the aftermath of the 2012 Olympic Games, this could be the perfect time to pay a visit to the beautiful city of London…[read more]

August 13, 2012
Guest Post on Swinging Salsera by Jim Liston

A Lid For Every Pot

Michelle loves dancing.  It’s fun and she loves being part of something that makes her feel so alive!  She always gets a thrill when she walks into the club and sees the dance floor… [read more]

August 7, 2012 
Post by Jim Liston on JimsGotWeb.com

If You Would Have Had a Cell Phone

I’m not going to write about how things were “when I was a kid.” Instead, I want you to think about how different your childhood would have been with the technology that we have now…(read more)

August 1, 2012 
Post by Jim Liston on JimsGotWeb.com

To blog or not to blog?

If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog but wasn’t sure how to get started, here is some information for you…(read more)

July 30, 2012 
Guest post by Bradley Houston

 A Guide To 5 Top Attractions In Liverpool, England

 Located in the North West of England, Liverpool is a vibrant city steeped in history. With a rich culture and plenty of attractions to boot, Liverpool makes for the perfect getaway…(read more)

July 28, 2012 
Post on AutoGlassJim WordPress.com

Auto Glass

 If you have had an improper installation of your windshield it is possible that the air bag will not deploy at the correct time. This could lead to serious injury, or death! (read more)

July 24, 2012 
Post by Jim Liston


If the idea of drinking great German beer in a large crowd singing along to popular songs played by a live band, then the Oktoberfest in Munich is the place to be!…(read more)

July 21, 2012 
Post by Jim Liston

Steps to Getting Your Passport

If you’re planning an overseas trip and you’ve never been out of the country, sure you’ve been to Canada, but does that really count, is getting your passport…(read more)

July 15, 2012 
Post by Jim Liston


London, what a great city! Once you learn how to use the Tube you can have a great time traveling around the city. Here are some of the sites you should visit while you’re there…(read more)