There are two things that can last into eternity. 13 Forevers: Stories and Reflections on Death and Love is a collection of short works (mostly stories) which dives deep into dual themes, both in all of their emotional complexity.Meet a cannibal who's starved for affection in "Consumption."
Experience a mystical connection forged through our memorial rituals in "Flowers at Funerals."
Discover how mind-blowing sex can lead to murder in "The Position."Listen in on a first date between serial killers in "Bloody Bloody" and the interactions of two interred corpses in “Love Afterlife.”
Combining liberal doses of dark satire and gruesome farce with heartfelt grief, staggering affection, and a sprinkling of hard-won wisdom, 13 Forevers is a wide-ranging yet thematically coherent collection of stories, poems, and essays as keen and compelling as a switchblade. In Kevin Chaba's own words, the book explores his “borderline obsession with the single worst—and single best—aspects of life.”
These stories from four decades are grounded in the geographical, cultural, and psychological American West. Ranging from realism to fables, from childhood to senescence, from a faltering rancher to the rich and rocky road of fatherhood, Woodswork is filled with indelible characters keenly rendered. This is not fast-food fiction but a nourishing feast.
The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories is a 1906 collection of 30 comic short stories by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. Published just 4 years before his death, this was the last time he chose works from throughout his career, in an effort to show the diversity of his style and the breadth and depth of his interests. (Introduction by John Greenman & Wikipedia )
The last twelve stories written about Holmes and Watson, these tales reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written. Some of the sharpest turns of wit in English literature are contrasted by dark images of psychological tragedy, suicide, and incest in a collection of tales that have haunted generations of Listen toers. Highest Recommendation! Listen to one today! The book come highly recommended and its one you’ll really enjoy.
Romanus Frederick Starzl was born in Le Mars, Iowa on December 10th, 1899.
Starlz started his career as a reporter for his father’s newspaper the Le Mars Globe Post which was formerly the German-language newspaper, Der Herold.
His quest to help run and eventually own the newspaper incentivised him into finding ways to raise the necessary funds. Writing for the pulps seemed an easy and obvious way to accomplish this.
Between 1928 and 1934 he had 24 stories published in the various thriving Pulp magazines. His work was never as inspired as some of the real creative genius’s who flourished at the pulps but it was more than decent and he had a particular flair for inventing monsters and plot twists, though sometimes they may have been ‘inspired’ by the works of others.
His initial offering is perhaps his best remembered, "Out of the Sub-Universe" (Summer 1928 Amazing Stories Quarterly) where a man and woman descend into a sub-atomic world and 30 minutes later (by Earth-time) several hundred descendants return because a million years have passed in their world. 9 of his stories feature the Interplanetary Flying Police but none are linked. Each of his stores may hold elements of the others but stand as individual and separate works. He managed to stand out among his peers though through a skill with words and a penchant for creative ideas.
He became a partner in the Globe-Post in 1934 and with it ceased his writing career. Whether that was because his funds were now raised and his interest diminished or the increased workload of running the newspaper took up his time is not known.
By 1940 he was the sole owner and publisher. This continued until 1968, when his printing plant was razed by fire.
He was a member of both the German Rocket Society and the American Rocket Society. Later in life, he developed an interest in right-wing politics.Romanus Frederick Starzl died in Le Mars, Iowa on April 8th, 1976.
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