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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Short Stories
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781543901467

Stories: Short, Sweet & Sour

by J.D. Blair

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Stories: Short, Sweet & Sour is a collection of short fiction some humorous some sad and some inane.

Stories: Short, Sweet & Sour is a collection of short fiction, stories covering everything from rough interactions between characters to silly interactions between man and beast. Some stories strike close to home providing easily recognizable human situations. The book can make you think can make you laugh and can make you cry. What happens to a marriage when a well meaning act turns into a galactic disaster? "Cheryl Major" provides the answer. "Be My Carlotta" shines light on a more tumultuous pairing due to literary jealousy. A return to the "Polynesian Gardens" dredges up some deep seated emotions and the demise of a small heifer in "Downer" illustrates the finality and cruelness of death. When does a man's past become his future? "He Had Wings" brings the question front and center. These are just a few of the stories in this collection of short, sweet and sour fiction.
About the author
J.D. Blair developed a 30-year career in journalism and television production as a Writer and Producer. He was nominated twice for Emmy Awards for writing and producing documentaries and in 1998 was a awarded a Chris Award at the Columbus Film and Video Festival and was recipient of a Telly Award in 1999 for writing and producing the statewide program "California Heartland". During this same period he was awarded a Knight Journalism Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley for media coverage of urban development. Since 2000 he's been writing one-act plays, short fiction, and essays. His work has appeared in several literary magazines including, Pearl, Writer's Journal, Carve Magazine, Third Wednesday, Fog City Review, Hear Us Roar, Calliope, The Common Line Journal and California Quarterly. His noir e-book, "Janus: Private Eyes" is available through Amazon, Apple iBooks and Barnes & Nobel.