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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Short Stories
  • Language:English
  • Pages:264
  • eBook ISBN:9798350925197
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350925180

Tall Tales, Wicked Lies, and the Awful Truth

by Robert Norman

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Explore captivating narratives in "Tall Tales, Wicked Lies, and the Awful Truth," a collection of 36 short stories divided into three distinct eras. Each section unveils a unique perspective on truth and deception across time.
A book of short stories that will take you on a journey through time. There are humorous stories of adventure, murder, lost treasure, fantasy, folklore and more. From Train, plane, automobile, boat, horseback and by foot. A comical look at the world around us, both the past and the present. Characters from every sort of life caught up in tales that run from two pages to 20 some. Escape the familiar world around to one that you still know but seen from a bit of a different perspective. Enter grocery stores, museums, taverns and small towns. Head down roadways, up dangerous canyons, across vast open spaces. They all have tales to tell that will put a smile on your face, and a bit of odd thought in your mind. Wander around in the somewhat twisted head of a man bringing a bit of joy to a world that is in dire need of it.
About the author
Born in the 1950s in Southern California. Bob joined the US Navy while in his senior year of high school. He had hopes of sailing the high seas, exploring mystical lands, seeing exotic women and experiencing amazing adventures. You know, the sort of things young naïve men fantasize about. In basic training at San Diego, Bob was the company RCPO. After boot camp Bob spent several months training in Tennessee during a sweltering summer. After training in Tennessee, he found himself deployed to the Mojave Desert, 150 miles from his home in California where he had been born and raised. At first, he was disappointed with his duty station at the Naval Weapons Test Center; China Lake. He soon found that it was the perfect place for him, being the aviation nut that he was. After his time in the Navy Bob moved back to the San Jacinto Valley where he attended Mt. San Jacinto College for several years, while maintaining various jobs, before working 36 years at a Municipal Job from which he retired. Bob has been married to his wife, Michelle for 35 years. Bob is a published writer, poet, cartoonist, and photographer. He has had a lifelong love for live theatre, having covered every aspect of it from producing, directing, acting and all matter of back stage jobs. He is a playwright, painter, song writer, and dabbles at making short films. Bob enjoys traveling by train, plane and automobile, evident in these short stories. This collection of stories is Roberts' first attempt at a book. He takes his aspiration for storytelling from the likes of classic writers Mark Twain, Robert Service, Will Rogers and is a great fan of contemporary writers like Carl Hiaasen.