Love, death, depression, humor, and hip-hop are some of the major inspirations for this collection of short stories, poems, anecdotes, and general musings. Featuring fan favorites “Sadness,” “Pass The Super Salad,” and “Suicide’s Seduction” among others. Told in a unique literary voice, this is the first book from newly acclaimed author Robert Ormsby and is sure to offer the reader plenty of action for their own distractions.
Targeted Age Group:: 20-50 Years Old
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Writing was the only thing that helped see me through a bout with depression. Divorce, the passing of my mother, and a bit of a mid-life crisis (for lack of a better term) was proving to be more than I could handle at the time.
Writing became my outlet. The more open and honest I wrote, the easier it became to shoulder on. I published these writings in an effort to show others that no matter how bad things look, you're not alone. There's always somebody who has gone through it, or even may still be going through it.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Most, if not all, of the fictional short stories in the book have main characters that I created to express what I was going through. Some things are difficult to talk about, but creating a character to hide behind, so to speak, is helpful.
We did Love.
We did Happiness.
And I love that "stream of consciousness" style so much, that I'm compelled to do another one. And with enough content to publish a book, (ah but my heart is not in the revisions), I figured I'd throw up a Facebook freebie.
And therein lies the challenge. What undefinable should we attempt to define? What unrelatable should we relate? What perfectly compliments love and happiness?
Well, sadness, of course!
Love, happiness, and sadness might as well be sisters. Identical triplets, at that. Sadness is just as pretty as the other two, but she's socially awkward. And she often tags along uninvited. Love and Happiness will always grudgingly hold the door open for her, but sadness never even says "thank you" when passing through.
Sadness has her appeal. Great body, though I think she may be a bit cross-eyed. She keeps a tan all year long, and she has at least 4 tattoos that I've seen. She's naturally good looking, but she's downright transformative with a little bit of makeup. She's forever changing her look. I'm not even sure what her natural hair color is, though I imagine it'd be blond. She laughs surprisingly easy though often she seems to be pouting. I find her most attractive when she's dressed so prettily trying to entertain everybody in the room in an effort to deflect conversation about herself. Other times she is out there looking unapproachable in baggy sweatpants and a ripped up Pink Floyd t-shirt.
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