Coffee Breaks Short Stories And Poems

Author: Bett Taylor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483607610
Size: 18.37 MB
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COFFEE BREAKS Everyone likes a Coffee Break, Morning Tea, or 'Smoko'. Either socially, communally, from work, or just as a reward for no reason at all! Coffee Breaks are taken worldwide and depend on circumstance of how, why and where, but they all have their place in the structure of our lives. SHORT STORIES These stories are for those who like to read a 'whole' story at a sitting and cover, fiction, religion, politics, romance, lifestyle and the whole gambit of relationships with one another. POETRY Poems about observance of nature, both human and natural (the leafy bits). About seeing, feeling and responding to life.

Liberating Memory

Author: Janet Zandy
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 081352122X
Size: 14.59 MB
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This is a book about working-class identity, consciousness, and self-determination. It offers an alternative to middle-class assimilation and working-class amnesia. The twenty-five contributors use memory - both personal and collective - to show the relationship between the uncertain economic rhythms of working-class life and the possibilities for cultural and political agency. Manual labor and intellectual work are connected in these multicultural autobiographies of writers, educators, artists, political activists, musicians, and photographers and in the cultural work - the poems, stories, photographs, lectures, music - they produce. Illustrated with family snapshots, this collection - the first of its kind - includes the work of a female machinist who is also a poet, a secretary who is also a writer, a poet who worked on the assembly line, a musician who was also a red-diaper baby, and an academic who is recovering the working-class writing of her father. The consciousness that is revealed in this book makes evident the value of class identity to collective, democratic struggle.


Author: David Galef
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231543132
Size: 17.11 MB
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Flash fiction is over in the blink of an eye yet lingers with the reader. In Brevity, David Galef guides creative writing students through this timely literary genre, detailing best techniques, key examples, and provocative prompts that will help aspiring writers pack the most punch in the fewest words. Flash fiction, or the “short-short,” which encompasses vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, metafiction, and other forms, has taken off over the past decade in both print and digital publications. Galef traces the genre back to such writers as Colette, Donald Barthelme, and Borges, demonstrating the compression and concision of character, plot, and dialogue that make the perfect miniature. Galef, a writer and longtime creative writing instructor, shows how developing one’s skills in the short-short form can translate to other forms of writing. His diverse selection of stories and engaging exercises and prompts make Brevity a valuable resource for creative writing students and others who want to try their hands at this increasingly popular form.

The Grape Toned Studebaker

Author: Louis Burl Houston
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457508660
Size: 12.83 MB
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For some time, I have wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your writings. Thank you for sharing your stories. Such wonderful, inspirational lessons in life." - Beverly L. "I just wanted to say I enjoyed your story about the old lady and the blue jay, and to thank you for the kindness you showed the woman in the story." - Brenda B. "After reading your essay about growing older, I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed it. Thank you for making me smile, and for the reminder." - Joy H. "We just wanted to say "THANK YOU " from all of us at the animal shelter for your story Man's Best Friends. Thank you very much, sir " - Brandon A. "Good solid teaching and good common sense." - Faith C. "Your story about the little girl brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful story." - Debbie D. "I am a retired railroad engineer and I enjoy reading your stories. I would like to get more insight into a couple of them that especially intrigue me." - Wayne E. "You've done it again. What a wonderful and inspiring story." - Rachel K. "I enjoy all your stories and essays, but the one on beekeeping really touched my heart " - Edith P. "Eloquent and poignant, and so well written... from the heart and soul of one who cares. Your writing entertains me and evokes emotions, as I see in my "mind's eye" the scenes you are describing. Some are maddening, some humorous, and some are poignant." - Shelly M. "I really enjoyed this week's article. It was well written, insightful, and carried a passionate warning. Thank you." - Gene L. Louis first started writing poetry and short stories at the age of 12, and never really stopped. By nature, quiet, reserved, and self-deprecatory, he regaled his co-workers on coffee breaks through the years. He told stories about his large family of aunts and uncles, and related experiences that kept his audiences laughing and asking for more. Upon his retirement, he began to write with renewed enthusiasm. He devoted time and effort toward improving his writing skills in order to entertain people. Subsequently, he was selected to write a weekly column for the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader newspaper. His column has continued for two and one-half years, and the response to it has been widespread approval. His stories and essays make people laugh, cry, and most of all, to be inspired."

When My Heart Speaks

Author: Nanci A. Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469189345
Size: 17.63 MB
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The author, Nanci A. Smith, pens her intimate thoughts and feelings onto paper in "When My Heart Speaks...A Journey of Life Through Poetry, Short Stories, and Quotes." You will read of heartbreak, fear, loss, yet also of faith, freedom, frienship and love. As you read further into this book, you will experience first hand the transformation of the authors life, of how she changed her thinking to ultimately change her life. You will read and feel the positive energy of knowing that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and that true happiness can and is found despite bad times. "When My Heart Speaks..." is the true testimony of this authors belief that "out of every bad thing, something great will happen." Follow Nanci on her journey of life as she takes her experiences of life into a level of happiness, joy, laughter and love. "When my heart speaks, I listen...and then I write." Nanci A. Smith

Fictions Of Questionable Length

Author: J. R. Vikse
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 149059843X
Size: 14.12 MB
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A boy who speaks like a frog, a cowboy with incredible luck, a ghost looking for closure, and a 1977 Canadian quarter with a history; these are just some of the characters you'll meet in the stories contained in this collection. J.R. Vikse has spent over six years writing, editing, re-writing, and finally compiling the twenty stories in this eclectic collection. Comedy, tragedy, poetry, and prose rub elbows inside these pages, so no matter your mood, you'll find something to love. Whether you have a rainy afternoon to cuddle up and devour it cover-to-cover or only a fifteen-minute coffee break, you're sure to find a new favourite tale in this unique medley of short stories.