Thursday, October 6, 2011

Good Read Muse "SHINY THING" SHINES



 
Good Read Muse


My friend, and often pro-bono editor
Patricia Russo
has just had a sterling collection of her short stories
published by Papaveria Press

"She is that rarest of authors: she has no website, no blog,
nothing on the internet to indicate she even exists,
except for a trail of fiction that reveals
the prolific and generous writer behind the name."
 Here is an interview and some bonus stories that
Do not appear in this book!
www.shiny-thing.com

"Shiny Thing"
is as prolific in its offerings as is its author
 -nineteen stories in all-
I read the last story first:

Frank and Stephanie and Jimmie Popcorn 

"People traveled to the Endless Land  for many reasons,
but most of the reasons boiled down to a single desire--
to find a flake or drop or shard-sliver of hope."

Here are the final lines:

"Travel With kindness, and keep your smiles alight.
Our world is hard, but there is still beauty in it."

As in life-expect the bitter and the sweet.
No darkness without light--No light if not for the dark.

I suggest you begin at the beginning:
Support the Author--Buy the Book


 

2 comments:

MulticoloredPieces said...

You have such a variety of interesting things on your blog. Enjoyed the Richard Dawkins Xmas lectures among others. You're so right about being overwhelmed by the world. I think part of it must be the amount of information available to us, which can be seen as both a miracle and a curse.
best, nadia

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Your comment seems to refer to another post, not this one. Glad you're visiting, however. I hope you continue to, and that you give "Shiny Thing" a look. The stories are tasty, and can be sampled in small bites,so useful for some long nights when inspiration, mystery and wonder are wanting.