No Laughing Matter
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No Laughing Matter

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Sometimes, comedy can seem like death…

For Pete "The Harv" Harvey, stand up comedy is a serious business. At least, he wants it to be. But the struggle to make it in the glitter dome of L.A. hasn't exactly been a smashing success.

One night, after bombing onstage at a local club, Pete wonders if his next stop is managing a car wash. Then a man sits next to him at the bar--a...more
Kindle Edition, 14 pages
Published (first published May 4th 2011)
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Trula Rae
The tension in every sentence, every word, of this suspenseful short story caused me to inhale it in one breath. The main character, Paul Harvey, is a comedian that had just bombed on stage at a comedy club, then naturally proceeded to the bar to cry in his bourbon when he got an offer he couldn't refuse. Could the self absorbed comedian, and jerk of a ladies man, meet the challenge of a lifetime and become a household name? Or does the devil get his due? James Scott Bell so masterfully craft th...more
I am a big fan of James Scott Bell so I was excited to read this short story. The book starts right in the heat of the problem and just takes you on a short ride to not only a surprise ending, but a clever one.
No Laughing Matter made me interested quickly, hooked me, and left me satisfied within the small confines of the short story.
Phillip Lemons
A short story that may or may or have any particular message. Bell has written for the Christian market in the past, but this story really seems to be just for fun. One might read into it a point about making a deal with the devil. Either way, it was a short read that was mildly amusing. Wasn't great and wasn't terrible.
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Good title! I've read some of this guy's books and this one is no laughing matter. Not his best.
James Allen
A Kindle Single short story that was very, very good.
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Jim is a former trial lawyer who now writes and speaks full time. He is the bestselling author of Try Dying, No Legal Grounds, Presumed Guilty, Glimpses of Paradise, Breach of Promise and several other thrillers. He is a winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Inspirational Fiction, and was a fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine. He has written two books in the Writers' Digest serie...more
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