5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Entertaining October. 21, 2014
By Deanna Kahler, author, Echoes of Paradise – From Pain to Parenthood
Jody Dyer’s short story, Field Day, is not only well-written, funny and entertaining, but has a powerful message for both kids and parents. So many kids struggle with wanting to fit in and when they are unable to do something, it affects their self-esteem. This clever story reminds us that we sometimes overlook our own gifts while desiring to be like someone else. No one is good at everything, but we should never forget that our strengths may be someone else’s weaknesses. I received a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.
Available as a Kindle e-book (658 kb, print length 14 pages)$ .99
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Publisher: Crippled Beagle Publishing (May 14, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
“Tall Tales and Short Stories” is tall tales and short stories. The books are small, the type is large, and would be a great gift. Sometimes, the author writes in a different perspective by intentionally not using traditional or historical standards of writing. The spelling and improper use of some words is intentional.
If you are a literary disciplinarian, try to look at the stories from a ‘different point of view’. That’s what the fly said as he crawled across the mirror.
Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2, 88 pages) $15.00
A humorous tale about Internet Dating. The story is also a historical approach to familiar stories about mice such as The Three Blind Mice, Hickere-Dickere-Dock, The Pied Piper, and other mouse tales including The Computer Mouse. The book also has several interesting chapters not related to the mouse, but humorous.
Available in: paperback (5-1/2×8-1/2, 70 pages) $15.00
A fiftieth high school reunion creates more complications for Tom Spencer, a semi-retired graphic designer. Already besieged with foibles of age, widowhood, meddling daughters, and changing technology, he now comes face-to-face with a past that has changed the direction of his life. That past arrives in the still attractive form of Harriet Dawson. The triangular romance she had with Tom and his high school nemesis and best friend, Dick Noble is rekindled. Once calling themselves the “Three Musketeers”, they are now drawn together as much by their differences as their common interests, and the curiosity to find out what “might have been.”
Their lives reflect the afflictions, loneliness and yearnings common to senior citizens struggling to cope with a changing world. Frustrated by the physical and emotional challenges of aging and their changing role in society, this dynamic trio draws a sense of purpose from each other.
In this insightful account of the oddities of the aged, the author exposes their comical, yet poignant behavior as they attempt to recapture memories of happier times. Although old in body, they remain young in spirit. Despite the peculiarities of old age that set them apart, their zest for living indicates that in many ways they are not so different from the younger generation after all.
paperback $15.00 (5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 277 pages)
Ebook (Kindle) $ 2.99