THE STORIES OF OUR TIME
Hyperbole? Sure. But the short and simple tales collected in Ten Pop Stories are set among the here and now, amid a diverse collection of folks from high to low. My objective was to create fiction as simple and clear as a hit pop song, hopefully with each work having a "kick" to it. Whether I succeeded with all of them or any of them is for you to judge. The price makes the collection strictly a low-risk gamble. The upside is discovering the new-- an alternative path for what has become over the past several decades a dead art form.
How do we revive the short story form?
We do it first with tales that are simple and fun. With that foundation, and holding to that foundation, we can build in meaning and complexity while retaining a superstructure of pop clarity.
Here then are short descriptions of the Ten:
The H Group
A terrorist's bomb explodes on an airliner over the Atlantic.
Strange Mummer Creatures of Philadelphia
What or who are the Mummers? Why do they celebrate? Will Maggie the Mummer find her lost Mummer love?
Saturday Night in Detroit
A hectic car chase through the violent streets of Detroit.
A young writer takes a job in a mysterious office building.
Elvis Meets Frankenstein
A legendary happening in the life of America's greatest folk hero.
The Red Door
Fast-paced adventure as an American Marine is trapped in a deadly maze.
The Strange Case of Mr. Box
A masked vigilante arrives in a troubled east coast city.
Fake Face Meets Senator Crupt
The cynical gangster Fake Face encounters a man even more evil than himself.
The search for a missing heiress leads to mayhem along the Detroit River.
A mismatched couple prepares to jump into matrimony.
Quite a lot going on! You get your money's worth.
Purchase the ebook now as a Nook Book at Barnes & Noble, or at the Kindle Store at Amazon. The future of the American short story is here.