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“As I sit here this afternoon in this disheveled room, surrounded by the boxes and bales that hold my undisposable treasure, I feel the onset of melancholy.”


Susan Breen, author of The Fiction Class

I was surprised at how easy it was to pick my favorite short story.

me reading to my then infant granddaughter.

I dont think I can pick just one short story as my favorite,having read so many.But I tend to like the horror and suspense genre.  Edger Allen Poe,with his peyote inspired short stories such as &q

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“Straight and Level” 



There was a man in my village who had just lost his dear father.Odo felt that he could not handle his father Atoma's death...it was too much for him.He wailed,threw himself in mud,rolled and tossed

The leaves had no autumn to shake them off. Yet, I began counting – ten-nine-eight-seven-six-five, and I’d pause. I liked the number five.

Sheila and The Sunflowers

I have read hundreds of short stories, ranging from the classic tales of Poe to the contemporary stories of J.

            As a teen I really got into reading the classics.

Growing up in a very remote, far flung village, isolated from the rest of the clustered villages, my life was more about listening to stories, myths and legends.