Short Story Press Presents Beyond the Green Curtain

Short Story Press Presents Beyond the Green Curtain A Single Mother Follows the Yellow Brick Road to an Impossible Choice Short Story Press with Brandon Humphreys Copyright © by Short Story Press (Owned by Hot Methods) For More Short ...

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ISBN: 9781648913112

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Mary is a gas-station attendant with an epileptic son who can barely make ends meet, when she makes them meet at all. She has dreams of a forbidden love but can’t focus on those dreams when she can’t even buy her son’s medicine. She has a real knack for staying calm under pressure, and steadfastly does what she needs to in order to keep food on their table and a roof over their heads. One day she has an encounter with a woman who claims she can change Mary’s life in an instant. After a strange dream that seems like a sign, Mary meets her mystery woman, who offers her a strange deal. From there, Mary is taken on a whirlwind ride that threatens to crack her reality in two. She’s taken “behind the curtain” into a world she never dreamed could imagine – a world where nightmarish chaos is only kept at bay by a small few – and now they want her to be one of them. It seems like the opportunity of a lifetime, but will Mary be willing to sacrifice her own values and those she’s trying to teach to her son in order to get them a better life? About the Author: Brandon Humphreys was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and most of his short stories take place in his home state of Washington. He has a Master of Arts degree in English and creative writing, and he works as a freelance writer, adjunct writing professor, and a college writing consultant when he’s not writing his own fiction and blog pieces. He is a veteran of the Washington Air National Guard, plays guitar, loves dogs, and loves to fly kites on the beach. He is currently finishing his first novel about a bunch of dragons and their worshipers on another world. Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.

Short Story Press Presents Beyond the Green Curtain

About the Writer Brandon Humphreys was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and most of his short stories take place in his home state of Washington.

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ISBN: 164891019X

Category: Fiction

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Mary is a gas-station attendant with an epileptic son who can barely make ends meet, when she makes them meet at all. She has dreams of a forbidden love but can't focus on those dreams when she can't even buy her son's medicine. She has a real knack for staying calm under pressure, and steadfastly does what she needs to in order to keep food on their table and a roof over their heads. One day she has an encounter with a woman who claims she can change Mary's life in an instant. After a strange dream that seems like a sign, Mary meets her mystery woman, who offers her a strange deal. From there, Mary is taken on a whirlwind ride that threatens to crack her reality in two. She's taken "behind the curtain" into a world she never dreamed could imagine - a world where nightmarish chaos is only kept at bay by a small few - and now they want her to be one of them. It seems like the opportunity of a lifetime, but will Mary be willing to sacrifice her own values and those she's trying to teach to her son in order to get them a better life? About the Writer Brandon Humphreys was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and most of his short stories take place in his home state of Washington. He has a Master of Arts degree in English and creative writing, and he works as a freelance writer, adjunct writing professor, and a college writing consultant when he's not writing his own fiction and blog pieces. He is a veteran of the Washington Air National Guard, plays guitar, loves dogs, and loves to fly kites on the beach. He is currently finishing his first novel about a bunch of dragons and their worshipers on another world. Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.

Short Story Press Presents Of Elegance Revealed

Short Story Press, Ana Allen. their own families' desires for greater wealth and ... The ballroom of the house was beautifully decorated with lavish light green curtains trimmed with white lace. The light pink walls of the room gave a ...

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ISBN: 9781648913624

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Short Story Press Presents Of Elegance Revealed by Ana Allen Sometimes we have no control over what life brings us. This is completely true for Marie who had her dreams set on a life of prosperity and propriety. She finds that life isn’t as simple as she has been grown up to think, and when she finds herself torn between a life of love and a life of convenience, she finds that decisions aren’t so simple either. Her dreams have always been pinned upon the life she would have if she were to marry Leroy Bouche; but when another man enters into the picture, things aren’t always so certain. The story, Elegance Revealed is an epic story, set in 19th century New Orleans. In this city, in this time, there is no limit to the opportunity or experiences, which can be found. Here the mix of cultures, the promise of enterprise, and the new freedoms which are to be discovered lead the heart to endless possibilities and a chance of anything that you choose. Find yourself enraptured in the opportunities and choices a young girl must make in this age; particularly, where it comes to matters of the heart, what is expected of her and what she is able to choose for herself. Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.

Short Story Press Presents Valerie s Tale

Short Story Press, Alicia Pesce. Valerie's. Tale. The sun rose over Endora Castle. The King and Queen and their fellow inhabitants slept in with every window covered by curtains. The castle guards had seen a Banshee outside the castle ...

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ISBN: 9781648913907

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Short Story Press Presents Valerie's Tale by Alicia Pesce Valerie’s Tale is a story about a little girl with a heart filled with courage and strength living in a world plagued with war and where magic is divided by Clerics who believe in using magic conservatively and mages who use it for whatever their heart’s desire. Valerie is force to grow up quickly when her mother contracts a life threatening illness, one that a Cleric cannot heal. With hopes of saving her, Valerie would have seek out an old wizard, a gentle man with a silly personality and unusual powers to heal her, but ends up getting frozen and brought to the future filled with odd machines powered by steam. She meets up with an old friend offers to help her through this dark new world, mostly occupied by Dark Mages who dominate the land with their dangerous magic, and find the kindly old wizard who helped her in her childhood. In her adventure, she must learn to accept things that she can’t control and she learns of patience, death and the toll that one takes when one messes with forces in which they don’t understand. But could magic really be such a dangerous force to mess with? Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.

Short Story Press Presents Jumping Candlestick

Short Story Press, Ruth Pettite. five-star restaurant. ... It was immaculately dressed for a queen, light curtains drawn to a slight peek of the moon outside. ... Lean grilled chicken with lemon and herb sauces, Italian green 24.

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Publisher: Short Story Press

ISBN: 9781648913778

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Short Story Press Presents Jumping Candlestick by Ruth Pettite Angelique wants nothing more than to meet her personal Prince Charming. She becomes involved in a domestic case, and the officer in the case takes a liking to her stern attitude and brilliance in domestic law. Frederick comes back after being shunned and verbally excused from this teacher’s presence. She is aware of everything, except that he is readily and eagerly interested in her. After accepting a hasty date decision, Angelique decides that maybe a Prince Charming may come to her after all. Mystery and suspense fill this man’s life, making Angelique wary of whom she is actually with. Could this be the honest officer that suddenly asked her out? Should she really be here or think twice about the whole thing? Every decision seems to be made for Angelique, although she feels she is making each one on her own. Will Angelique find her true Prince Charming? Will Mr. Frederick be as special and wonderful and beautiful as he is making everything around her? Or will she be at wits end again, wondering if her Prince Charming will ever show? Watch Angelique jump candlesticks to get to where she wants to be, and with who she really needs to be from a true story short tale. Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.

Birch Lane Press Presents American Fiction

The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. Number 3 Michael C. White, Alan R. Davis ... Grisha pushed aside the flimsy pale green curtains and opened the line of double windows . Cool damp air rushed into the room ...

Author: Michael C. White

Publisher: Birch Lane Press

ISBN: 1559721219

Category: Fiction

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Gathers previously unpublished stories by new and emerging writers, presenting the selected prize-winning stories as well as the other chosen finalists

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

O'Casey's first publication was a broadside, The Story of Thomas Ashe (1917), about a friend in the Citizen Army who died on hunger ... The Bishop's Bonfire (1955), The Drums of Father Ned (1959) and Behind the Green Curtains (1962).

Author: Dominic Head

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521831796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A reference guide to world literature in English includes information on writers, works, genres, and movements.

Selected Essays of Sean O Faolain

... ironically adopting Winston Churchill's metaphor: “[W]e are snoring gently behind the Green curtain that ... It is the title of one of his short stories in Midsummer Night Madness, in which it refers to the mentality of his native ...

Author: Brad Kent

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773548626

Category: Literary Collections

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Sean O’Faolain (1900-1991) was Ireland’s leading social and political critic in the period following the country’s independence from the United Kingdom. Since his death, scholarly opinion has alternately cast him as an arch-revisionist, a liberal nationalist, and a frustrated republican. The Selected Essays of Sean O’Faolain reassesses his reputation by showing that he wrote in the tradition of post-Enlightenment European intellectuals, and that while he was a significant figure in Ireland, his work extends beyond immediate national concerns. This volume includes over fifty unabridged essays by O’Faolain on a wide range of subjects – from canonical writers to architecture, from religious scandals to economics, from nationalism to internationalism, from long-dead historical figures to recent controversies. O’Faolain’s fearlessness in taking on the major political, cultural, and religious figures of his day, his masterly use of rhetoric, and his intellectual acuity have contributed to his works being quoted often by scholars working across several disciplines. Many of these essays appear here in print for the first time since they were published in the foremost periodicals of their day. An extensive introduction and helpful annotations contextualise and explain them for a new audience. In his re-readings of history and challenges to dominant historiographical trends, O’Faolain has become a pariah to some and a hero to others. The Selected Essays of Sean O’Faolain bridges some of these competing visions, presenting a more complex figure through his varied corpus of writing.