This collection includes gonzo journalism, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, horror, erotica, and slipstream. Check out the indoor Christmas tree that avoids giving up the ghost and grows roots. Don’t miss the ghost Olga who appears in the sauna and the strange tale of the Vista Inn. The award-winning creative nonfiction pieces focus on the true story adventures of the writer’s Hawaiian grandmother and teenage Hansen’s Disease patients forced to live at the Kalaupapa Colony on Moloka’i. Reoccurring characters help unify the book. This title is a great primer for would-be writers because it offers a multi-genre overview of literature.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The selected stories were written and published in literary reviews and university magazines worldwide over the past decade. The inspiration came mostly from traveling overseas during teaching assignments and the desire to capture new surroundings and people. Consider the pieces as snapshots.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
My characters are rooted in family members and strangers who fascinate me. I suppose you could say I rely on a vignette approach when jotting down observations at busy places like coffee shops, airports, and train stations.
LAWS OF ATTRACTION
SHE LOVED HIM because he worshipped her. Her style of love operated more out of loyalty than attraction, the way an owner is loyal to a dog that fawns and slobbers. Sex with him was tolerable. It did excite her that he’d abandoned his wife and three children to be with her. She used his worship as a platform to support her movie star ambitions, even though she was over forty and had never been on film except unaccredited roles as waitresses, hookers, and faces in the mob. She ached to be famous. He knew her passion and gave her foot rubs whenever she felt blue. She left him for an actor half her age she swore was the second coming of Tom Cruise.
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