So You Want To Write Short Stories

When I think back just a couple of years ago, writing short stories was the furthest thing from my mind. I know that because I have no memory of wanting to write short stories until about a year ago. I remember thinking that I needed a diversion from writing these memoirs. I was still waiting for my new heart, but was on the list. Still, I was keeping a journal which would one day be converted...
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Book Review – “The Dragon Dimension – Caught In The Dragon Cove” by Ressa Empbra

“Yet another dragon story”, I told myself as I gazed at the cover of “The Dragon Dimension – Caught In The Dragon Cove”.  I will read this book because I told myself that I would do book reviews. I sit down at my computer (I have the desk top Kindle reader) and begin reading Ressa’s book. Page one, page two…now on page..I didn’t know. I was at 15%!...
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Five Short Stories and Twelve Poems

After writing a management book, several scripts for educational videos and two intense memoirs, I decided to write a book – just for fun. Five Short Stories and Twelve Poems is an eclectic collection. There is a love story or two, a maniac story, a funny old people story and not-a-story story. Yes. That’s right. I’ve also included poems, most of which are simply funny, however,...
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Tomb of the Unknown Writer

For the last several weeks I have struggled to finish reading a book. This is a book written by someone I call a friend. A face book friend – true enough, but we have supported and encouraged each other and though I have never met this person, I consider him a friend.  I was really looking forward to reading his book. The book, so far is receiving high accolades from reviewers on at least...
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Book Review – “Sliding on the Snow Stone” by Andy Szpuk

   “Sliding on the Snow Stone” is the story Of Mr. Szpuk’s father, Stefan. Written mostly in his father’s voice, this story takes the reader through the horrors of living in the Ukraine in the 1930’s. Stalin’s plan to consolidate all of the outlying countries into a unified U.S.S.R. left millions without food or shelter, and in many cases, without their lives...
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