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Ian Cochrane: Observing With a Lens and a Pen

By melanie jean juneau, published on Sep 24, 2013

Don’t let Ian’s avatar intimidate you. Yes, just like the photograph suggests, Ian Cochrane is intelligent, witty and creative but this intelligence is paired with a down-to-earth, engaging personality that is easy to connect with. Just take a look at this second photograph you can’t help but warm up to this fellow.

Ian is not only a writer but also photographer, freelance draughtsman and blogger on people, places and the human condition. He is a multifaceted character who is fascinating, often incomprehensible. Case in point, I was shocked to discover that Ian’s favorite... (more)

Tags: short stories, an cochrane, travel stories, bc catalog blog

The Hauntings of M. R. James

By Anastasia , published on Feb 26, 2013

My grandfather, my father’s father, attended Eton College before the Second World War, leaving there for Sandhurst when he was seventeen. During his time at school he got to know M. R. James, who was provost until his death in the summer of 1936. Grandfather was among the successive waves of boys that James introduced to the tingly delights of the ghost story, a genre in which the old master excelled, writing some of the best tales in the English language. He learned to love the ghost story from James just as I was later to learn to love the ghost story from him.

Montague Rhodes James,... (more)

Tags: short stories, literary fiction, english writers, english literature, m. r. james, ghost stories

Book Review: Mexican Autumn By John Howard Reid

By Wrp68, published on Nov 3, 2010

...paint a clear picture of a village too small for a church with dilapidated buildings, rough yet paved roads, and a stray dog problem. The characters shine throughout the book, setting the stories apart from other short fiction, and highlighting an author at the top of his craft. The quirky banter and authentic Mexican slang used between the villagers makes this book a treat to read. Whether you enjoy Mexican Autumn as a novel or as a group of short stories it will not disappoint. Highly Recommended.

Mexican AutumnJohn Howard ReidLulu.com (February 9, 2006)978-1411677203312 pages

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Tags: fiction, short stories, tourism, john howard reid, fishing, mexican, short fiction, american fiction

Cask of Amontillado II

By bdtrick, published on Aug 16, 2010

A fortnight had passed since the fateful day of Fortunato’s entrapment. I had not told a soul of my dastardly deed. I pondered that no one would understand my reckless actions.

Over the last week, my sleep had gotten restless with the dreams of a demon cunningly and vindictively leading me to a man-sized tomb that I knew was to be my very own. I had not seen the place, but I knew that it was there that I was being led to. The dream told me of the demon’s plans, but still I followed.

The demon, clothed in a jester’s colorful suit made of satins and silks that was clean except... (more)

Tags: short stories, demons, nightmares. death

A Literary Star in the Making

By boomergirl, published on Dec 12, 2009

...think. In that one short paragraph, he takes you on a reality check through your own life and helps you to understand that smelling the roses once in awhile is a good thing. This is exactly what his latest book, The Light, The Dark & Ember Between, is all about. It’s a collection of short stories all tied together under one theme – hope. A very enjoyable, yet deep book, that I would highly recommend to everyone. I interviewed J.W. to find out more about his book, his writing life, and his publishing journey as part of his virtual book tour, but more so, to try to uncover the... (more)

Tags: short stories, the light the dark & ember between, literary star, J.W. Nicklaus

J.R. Nicklaus: A Literary Star in the Making

By boomergirl, published on Nov 28, 2009

...think. In that one short paragraph, he takes you on a reality check through your own life and helps you to understand that smelling the roses once in awhile is a good thing. This is exactly what his latest book, The Light, The Dark & Ember Between, is all about. It’s a collection of short stories all tied together under one theme – hope. A very enjoyable, yet deep book, that I would highly recommend to everyone. I interviewed J.W. to find out more about his book, his writing life, and his publishing journey as part of his virtual book tour, but more so, to try to uncover the... (more)

Tags: virtual book tour, short stories, j.r. nicklaus, the light the dark & ember between, literary star

A Life Unnoticed

By Selina Jane, published on Nov 9, 2009

I used to run into him all the time at the local WalMart. I would be there loading up my cart with useless (but necessary) items such as; scarves, socks, pajamas, body wash, shampoo, laxatives, and tampons, while he was there with his cart full of smoking cessation aids such as; sunflower seeds, a jumbo pack of gum, “the patch”, and some of that nasty Nicorette gum. I always found it weird that he went to these great lengths to seemingly “stop smoking”, yet each and every time, at the checkout, he would still ask for a pack of cigs… Marlborough Lights.

One day while behind him in line... (more)

Tags: relationships, death, life, cancer, flash fiction, short stories, smoking, lonliness

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