Porcelain

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A collection of both new and previously published short stories, poems, and essays, by Jess C Scott. PORCELAIN offers a personal draft of the author's navigation through a world that is fantastical, offbeat, ironic, unexpected, and true.

PORCELAIN is 40,000 words long.

Praise for JESS C SCOTT:

"Jess's work exudes pure honesty that deserves praise."
- RCGNTN Magazine

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Overview

A collection of both new and previously published short stories, poems, and essays, by Jess C Scott. PORCELAIN offers a personal draft of the author's navigation through a world that is fantastical, offbeat, ironic, unexpected, and true.

PORCELAIN is 40,000 words long.

Praise for JESS C SCOTT:

"Jess's work exudes pure honesty that deserves praise."
- RCGNTN Magazine

"Your writing reflects something genuine, something real, about our generation that few writers have had the talent or the courage to uncover. Thank you."
- e-mail from a reader

"I hope you always stay fresh, refreshing and daring...whether the world gets it or not."
- T.D., via e-mail

EXCERPT:

"Oh my god," said Amber. "Martin and Emily? Eww! That's just..."

She paused.

She turned her head a little to one side. She gazed upwards, posing for thought. This way everyone would see how impeccably shaped her nose and profile were. With the word she was to emphasize, she could also show off her puckered lips to perfection. She had to mouth it right. She did! And she did it with utmost flair-

"...wrong."

Everyone at the table laughed.

The other bunch, the quieter not-so-cool-and-or-sociable bunch, was gathered in front of the TV. They seemed to be happy with a box of candy-canes and whatever Spongebob was up to on the screen.

"I know Martin's, well..." said Ash.

"A nerd." It was Heidi.

She and Amber were the Diva-Twins, and nothing would come between them. That also meant that everything they held or caught was theirs. They would share, if they were charitable, or fight it out down to the last polished fingernail. Their 'snare' was the group at the table for the time being, and they were in a kind mood. It was Christmas after all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jess writes edgy/contemporary fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in a diverse range of publications, such as Word Riot and The Battered Suitcase. PORCELAIN features both her written and illustrative work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453646038
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Jess is an English/Business senior at Adams State College.

About Porcelain, she says, "I had a decade's worth of short stories, poems, and oddball sketches sitting around in various files and folders. I decided to showcase some of them in a novella. I thought it'd make a neat addition to my (ever-expanding) volume of written works."

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Fresh, edgy, diversified. Totally honest, transparent. Great literature!

    Porcelain is a really different book. Jess is an arist and writes with an artist's pen. Jess takes you into her life and talks to you in short stories, poems, biographical insights from works she did from her childhood days, as a teen, when she was 15 and 17, until today. The book concludes with her (art) sketches. The entire book is very diversified in its content, with short-stories, poetry, quotes with a purpose, and insights into why she wrote what she wrote. She also documents her evolution as a writer from childhood to adult years. There is a wide range of moods, settings, emotions, including, the 15 year old searching for her soul mate, to the indifference from the almost forgotten lover who is most likely in front of the TV set, rather than with her. By the time you are done reading Porcelain, you have made a new friend, you know someone more intimately, someone who has no issue with being totally honest. a brief spasm of unprecedented freedom a fleeting moment of pure truth in being. (From Quote Me) - [the book is like pure truth, transparent] It's an indie book that is a little bit off the beaten path, definitely edgy, and I think, worth reading. Thre is a lot of creative energy flow and new ideas. Some of the short stories have a Hitchcock type of twist to them, some of them come across as kind of Haiku-ish. She includes some off-beat original Haikus in another section). **** Written when she was 15: I'm not the only one Drifting in a neverending haze Living through days in a daze Just trying to look for you The perfect friend The perfect date The ideal mate The idealist Maybe I try too hard Maybe I want too much Maybe life is short and I'll never stop looking or waiting for you If you're my soulmate My significant other I'll know it when I look into your eyes Whoever you are And you'll know it too. [I cut some verses out for brevity- What a glimpse into the heart of a 15 year old girl!] **** Why go Indie? Great quote - "All that is necessary in the production of a book is an author and a bookseller, without the intermediate parasite." (Bernard, 1990) **** And wonder If you think of me too Or if You're spending the night With Your TV set. [Great commentary on society and relationships today!] **** Interesting, personal piece of literature. -- By Assoc For Natural Psych "world of nature" (Newark, NJ), Amazon Review, 7 April 2011

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    Fresh, edgy, diversified. Totally honest, transparent. Great literature!

    Porcelain is a really different book. Jess is an arist and writes with an artist's pen. Jess takes you into her life and talks to you in short stories, poems, biographical insights from works she did from her childhood days, as a teen, when she was 15 and 17, until today. The book concludes with her (art) sketches. The entire book is very diversified in its content, with short-stories, poetry, quotes with a purpose, and insights into why she wrote what she wrote. She also documents her evolution as a writer from childhood to adult years. There is a wide range of moods, settings, emotions, including, the 15 year old searching for her soul mate, to the indifference from the almost forgotten lover who is most likely in front of the TV set, rather than with her. By the time you are done reading Porcelain, you have made a new friend, you know someone more intimately, someone who has no issue with being totally honest. a brief spasm of unprecedented freedom a fleeting moment of pure truth in being. (From Quote Me) - [the book is like pure truth, transparent] It's an indie book that is a little bit off the beaten path, definitely edgy, and I think, worth reading. Thre is a lot of creative energy flow and new ideas. Some of the short stories have a Hitchcock type of twist to them, some of them come across as kind of Haiku-ish. She includes some off-beat original Haikus in another section). **** Written when she was 15: I'm not the only one Drifting in a neverending haze Living through days in a daze Just trying to look for you The perfect friend The perfect date The ideal mate The idealist Maybe I try too hard Maybe I want too much Maybe life is short and I'll never stop looking or waiting for you If you're my soulmate My significant other I'll know it when I look into your eyes Whoever you are And you'll know it too. [I cut some verses out for brevity- What a glimpse into the heart of a 15 year old girl!] **** Why go Indie? Great quote - "All that is necessary in the production of a book is an author and a bookseller, without the intermediate parasite." (Bernard, 1990) **** And wonder If you think of me too Or if You're spending the night With Your TV set. [Great commentary on society and relationships today!] **** Interesting, personal piece of literature. -- By Assoc For Natural Psych "world of nature" (Newark, NJ), Amazon Review, 7 April 2011

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