Hanging On A Twisted Line

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'Hanging on a Twisted Line: A Collection of Shorts', is a refreshingly innovative concept of 43 devious and thought provoking short stories. These shorts, often with an O. Henry touch, are fast paced and tightly woven, -perfect for a quick satisfying read. This book is an appetizing smorgasbord of snappy sassy shorts in a variety of genres for a variety of tastes. Murder to matrimony with a dash of spice, a few dollops of pathos, a sprinkle of sweet and a good pinch of irony. ...Instant gratification for lunch time at work, or vacation time at ...
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Overview

'Hanging on a Twisted Line: A Collection of Shorts', is a refreshingly innovative concept of 43 devious and thought provoking short stories. These shorts, often with an O. Henry touch, are fast paced and tightly woven, -perfect for a quick satisfying read. This book is an appetizing smorgasbord of snappy sassy shorts in a variety of genres for a variety of tastes. Murder to matrimony with a dash of spice, a few dollops of pathos, a sprinkle of sweet and a good pinch of irony. ...Instant gratification for lunch time at work, or vacation time at the beach!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432741822
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/26/2009
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 822,045
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jona O. Scharf's short stories and poetry have appeared in publications in Central New York, Long Island, and Southwest Florida. She was a three time first place winner of the Flash Fiction Contests of the "College Crier", published in the Mohawk Valley of New York.
Experiences as a waitress, Registered Nurse, Camp program director, receptionist, pressed flower artist, writer, wife and mother, all contributed to the writing of "Hanging on a Twisted Line: A Collection of Shorts."
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I answer the phone to hear my husband's voice and my teeth clench. "Yeah, sure. I'll come by Howard's house for you around 2 PM." I don't like Howard. Well, maybe I did in the beginning, but that was before I really got to know him. That was before he began taking up so much of my husband's time. Time away from me. To make myself feel better, I buy the latest computer game, --along with the tight purple dress.
This afternoon, I pause by Howard's back door, take a deep breath for the ordeal, push the bell and go in. Once again, envy scratches at me as I walk into Howard's kitchen with its spotless stainless steel appliances, hand finished cabinetry and dark veined granite countertops. Howard always has the latest in technology. All the bells and whistles. Probably spends every penny he makes. I was guessing that's why his wife left him last year....
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Table of Contents

Game Plan, Brotherly Secrets, An Old Habit, Daughter Dearest, Crowning Glory, Da8-Nite, Pass the Cake, The Ring Around, Charlie Beckett, Photo Finish,
Encircled, Mr. Badman, The Twisted Affair, The Final Deal, Shade of the Past, Four Star Review, The Waiting Game, A Pleading Heart, Redemption, The Black Notebook, Here Comes the Bride, Leo and the Lima Bean, Glass Wishes, The Price of Purple, Love at First Sight, Mirror Mirror, Camelot Crossings, A Dividing Line, Measure for Measure, Boomerang, A Blind Eye, A Question of Conscience, Silent Opera, Car of His Dreams, In Permanent Ink, Stardust, Paper Hero, Something Borrowed Something Blue, A Trace of Time, Manners of Fact, Window Dressing, Seasons Greetings, Veritas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    a delightful surprise - great read - wonderful characters !!!

    this is a wonderful compulation of short stories - very different - enjoyable - from the first to the last story.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

    Good reads for busy people

    Fun to read and a terrific gift book for people of varied interests. The reader knows to expect an unpredictable ending in each of these short stories, yet is compelled to read on to the surprise finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2009

    Very clever title. Reader will see why it is appropriate.

    All the stories have a clever twist to them. Hence the title is very appropriate. It was an easy read. I also liked the variety of stories, that kept it from becoming predictable. It is great to have a book that you can pick up and actually read a whole story in a short time and put it down.

    When is her next book coming out?

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    Posted December 16, 2009

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