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Hilarious and at the same time poignant, Everything You Dream Is Real is a fabulous, adventure-filled sequel to highly acclaimed The Rage Room that will delight fans both new and old.
In this collection of essays Tim Bowling picks up the common questions, and beauties, of life and examines them closely.
First-Time Listener offers poems with odd juxtapositions and humorous connections between seemingly disparate things . . . For readers who enjoy insightful, clever, and playful poetry, this collection is worth a look.
An inspiring travel adventure memoir that explores a young woman’s quest to live life on the front lines, chasing adventure, and confronting the harsh realities of crisis work in Asia and Afri.
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- “The Only Hope of The Jews” by Paul BeckmanYou’re sitting on your stoop thinking how much you hate the stoop, the building you live in with six side-by-side apartments (now lled townhouses) and the neighborhood. You hate the neighborhood beuse all of the stoops in all of the buildings and all of the wire fenced-in tiny yards smaller… Read more »
- “Split” by Francine WitteThe day is slowing to a shiver now, slowing and blacking into night and that’s when your father comes home, hole in his soul, and says things like supper and bitch, and your mother slams back you’re late, you’re late. And you, you are standing there, not knowing which way… Read more »
- “Fat Man” By Andrew StancekTonight I am in the park alone. Ma has been slamming cupboards, sweeping, scrubbing the small fridge, muttering.? She used to work six days in Friesen’s Bake-o-Rama, and was never around. But when she did come home, she’d open a beer, give me a sip, and tell stories about Lin… Read more »
- “In My Dreams We Meet At The Opera” By Damhnait MonaghanWhen I reach the bus stop, my mother’s gone. Is she lying in that puddle outside the Opera House? Or did I lose her in the lobby, distracted by the man wearing one red glove and clutching a bible? Retracing my steps, I find her under the twinkling chandelier, crooning… Read more »