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Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

(2016)
15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns
A collection of stories by

 
A unique short story anthology curated by the readers and editorial team of READERS CIRCLE OF AVENUE PARK (#RCAP). It's a global effort, literally, with contributions from 15 authors across exhausting time zones that extend from Africa, Europe, America and Asia. This is the cryptic one-liner each author gave to describe their twisted tales...

ROBYN CAIN: Consider carefully where you walk the dog.
GLEN BARRERA: A burglar has an unexpected encounter with a very large dog.
JOE BREWER: A young man's plan for his future takes an unexpected twist.
MICHELLE MEDHAT: Some pasts never let go!
ALEX SHAW: Essex villain Big Chris Cotton wants to leave his life of crime for one of sun, sex and sangria, but will his past let him go?
ANITA KOVACEVIC: A woman goes job-hunting and stumbles upon a mother who is trying to save her son's life from a bully in a completely unexpected way.
C.A. SANDERS: A group of New York City children play a street game with a mysterious stranger and their souls as the prize.
NEIL NEWTON: A cutting edge linguist launches the definitive study of dialect and finds out there is more to the structure of the universe than he suspects.
LUBNA SENGUL: Battle of two minds, Julian must decide his fate.
J. MAYERSON BROWN: Cheating once is forgivable. But twice?
JEAN GILL: Coming of age is tricky for an unwanted zodiac sign.
CHARLIE FLOWERS & HANNAH HAQ: An English nationalist and a Muslim girl share a long train ride and find that more brings them together than divides them.
GEOFF NELDER: A grape-sized micrometeorite hits John's house at the same time every day. Help!
ELIZABETH NOREEN-NEWTON: Gaunt Thibideaux was a man of habits. And you know what they say. "Old Habits" die hard.
MARK FINE: An exotic foreigner finds his beautiful bride is now bored with him. Is it the end of their domestic bliss or is there a twist?

To retain a distinctive international flavor (or 'flavour') each story is in the English style of its author, so some stories are in British English, some in American, and some reflect the jargon of a region.

As said by the Editor-in Chief of #RCAP, in his message to readers of this short story collection:

"I had to shut out the world to finish editing this short story collection. Neighbours became concerned. Banged on my door. My kidnappers had taken me down to the cellar with a copy of the book. I read it again and again, and over again... It made my torture and captivity so bearable that I was annoyed when the Marines rescued me."

P.S. Twisted Tales is mixed-fruit jam for the soul. Laugh, cry, dwell deep and sigh. Enjoy!

 
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns
Author(s): Mark Fine, Geoff Nelder, Jean Gill, Charlie Flowers, Elizabeth Horton-Newton, Anita Kovacevic, Julie Mayerson Brown, Neil Newton, Glen Barrera, Michelle Medhat, C A Sanders
Publisher: Readers Circle of Avenue Park #RCAP
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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