A collection of tales and tidbits certain to delight and intrigue all the way from the chilling and uniquely spooky Shade and Cordovan to the gripping nostalgic tales of Bob Shepherd and the Little Man, Stevens Window, and Auld Acquaintance to the very funny but red alerts of Password and Security. This singular anthology is for the discriminating reader who will also be privy to the authors exclusive Most Difficult Test in the World! A must-read!
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TEN GOLDEN MOMENTS
This book has been accepted into the Library of Congress
This book spills all the beans. With snippets, anecdotes and vignettes as well as technically perfect (heh) Short Short Stories it pretty much spans the years, spaces and times, from the early 1940's (remember those years? This will help you!) through today. The ten golden moments alludes to Thomas Wolfe's mention of said moments...when in You Can't Go Home Again Wolfe said that if you have lived ten golden moments, ten WONDERFUL, memorable, moments, stress free, with no angst, cares or woe, you have lived! I ruminated on this and, happily, was able to come up with, to recall, somewhat more than ten; some 125 Golden Moments. These are not simply happy, pleasant moments; these are extraordinary, eidetic, memorable "moments," in the hope that they will serve to resonate with the reader. I KNOW many will. The book apparently resonated with someone.
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Gary Alexander Azerier
THIRTY SHORT STORIES
What I got from this book was a warm feeling, a sense of wonder, and a great sentiment for the people of this Earth and the feelings that seemed to be generated merely, and extraordinarily by our own sojourns through life. I heartily recommend it for people anxious to read a testimonial to Humanity at its best.
Reviewed by Mary Barnet
Founder & Editor In Chief of PoetryMagazine.com
PINEAPPLE GROVE & OTHER SHORT STORIES
This book has the best picture of a Pineapple on it. It took me countless hours to find this pineapple...because what it depicts must not be represented in what looks like an advertisement for the produce section of a supermarket nor a somewhat less serious cartoon. Truth be told, there are very amusing stories in the collection, as well as more thoughtful and provocative, philosophical, pieces. There are also some of the best science fiction pieces you may ever read (I gave this last sentence much thought). There is something for everyone in this volume, years in the making, and I stand behind every story.... They include:
PINEAPPLE GROVE, P.S. 173, RICHARD FEARE, ENRIQUE, SPORTSMAN'S, SUGAR DADDY, BARRY, MORT OF MAGIC, EMBRACEABLE YOU, SANTIAGO, KIRBY FELTON'S FINAL NOTE, THE GIFT, THE PARTY, VISIT TO VALHALLA, MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL, SHIPWRECK, A LITTLE UNFINISHED MONKEY BUSINESS, DEJA VU, DÉJÀ VU, STENTOR
The text (unillustrated) of CONSTELLATION STATION, and assorted snippets.
4313 & BEYOND
The first half of this epic tells the story of my memorable experience in the United States Marine Corps. The tale recounts some of what led up (for me) to my being on the dangerous waters with the rest of the Navy and the Second Marine Division and chronicles a few of those tension filled days when the world floated on the brink of doom and extinction. (The telling of this tale is laced with a certain wry humor although, granted, it was not so funny then.)
The second half of the book is an equally difficult to believe (but candid) odyssey of my journey through more than a dozen radio stations in Westchester County, New York, Boston, Massachusettes and New York City. It reveals a few "behind-the-scenes" glimpses as well as people and events behind this well curtained industry. Not to be missed by anyone with on air aspirations.
Gary Alexander Azerier
Constellation Station is the story of a young boy. It is FOR young boys and girls who have ANY interest in the stars and constellations. In this strange science-fiction tale, little Karl packs his bag and goes on a journey to the stars via a train called The Bullet. It takes him to Orion, Bootes, Cygnus, and beyond on this rather fantastic voyage. Or does it? Karl receives a souvenir from his conductor friend on the trip to find that it is a book of maps...from which he reads of the trip...or did that occur first? Therein lies the little twist to the story.... In any case this yarn goes well beyond a visit to the North Pole. And there is, most definitively a most important point to it. This is a story that any youngster who reads it will assuredly return to it in future years.
The book is remarkably and beautifully illustrated by Ioanny Dimov.
NOSEBLEEDS FROM WASHINGTON HEIGHTS
Unfortunately, this tends to come up when Googlers do not necessarily seek any additional information on bleeding. Here, however, we can tell you the book has some twenty Short Stories, several of which took place between 1942 and 1952.
There are also photos of the old Heights, a bit of reminiscence and more than 200 names of the boys and girls who lived in the neighborhood...and who now live in the book. As a bonus I was able to come up with the names (these ought to jog your memory) of nearly 50 teachers from P.S. 173 and J.H.S. 115!
The Short Stories include:
BEN BORDEN, MILES, LUCKY, HARRIET, THE SCOOTER, PALISADES PARK, THE PARK, THE STORY GUN HILL ROAD, NARROWSBURG, HIGHBRIDGE, THE Y, SID, SID STONE, P.S. 173, ZEPPELIN MAN THE LAST STAND, THE RETURN, SUPER, EPILOGUE 132