Rented Rooms: A Collection of Short Fiction

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Fiction is about the "what-ifs", about the message and the meta-message, about life's symbiosis with art. Fiction is also about a writer's interpretation of the world and his driven nature to describe it. Rented Rooms is a ground-breaking collection of previously published short fiction. Author's notes welcome the reader behind the scenes and into the writer's world of craft and inspiration that explores contemporary society and asks the critical questions: Should there be an Eleventh Commandment? Do dogs have a ...
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Overview

Fiction is about the "what-ifs", about the message and the meta-message, about life's symbiosis with art. Fiction is also about a writer's interpretation of the world and his driven nature to describe it. Rented Rooms is a ground-breaking collection of previously published short fiction. Author's notes welcome the reader behind the scenes and into the writer's world of craft and inspiration that explores contemporary society and asks the critical questions: Should there be an Eleventh Commandment? Do dogs have a secret agenda? These questions and more are raised, then answered in Rented Rooms.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781499388008
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/8/2014
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda A. Lavid is a writer and painter from western New York. Her work has appeared in the following publications: The Southern Cross Review,Wilmington Blues, Plots with Guns, Unlikely Stories, Ascent Aspirations,A Cruel World,Zimmerzine, Cenotaph, Over Coffee, Tangents, and published by the Haworth Press. A short story, "The Accident", was a finalist in Otto Penzler's Great Mystery Stories of 2003. "DMV", another short story, received an award from Ascent Magazine. Her book, 101 Ways to Meditate: Discover Your True Self, was a finalist in the 2011 Global E-Book Awards.
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  • Posted March 13, 2013

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    A good selection of short story snippets, with variety enough in

    A good selection of short story snippets, with variety enough in both genre and tone to give a good taste of the author's works. The explanations after each story is a welcome look behind-the-scenes, too.

    I'm looking for more of her work, now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2003

    Class Act

    Rented Rooms is bite-sized reading that grips your imagination. Each story, from four to eighteen pages, is complete, with a message, all 130 pages crammed with life's lessons. Visualize the three-dimensional characters, live the vibrant scenes that you know exist, enjoy the measured, thoughtful writing but beware. When you think the story is set, Lavid hasn't finished with you as the sting in each story's tail penetrates. This collection demonstrates refreshing writing craft, the whole a quality job, the reading time well spent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2003

    Rented Rooms Rocks and Reels

    In Rented Rooms, Linda Lavid offers readers glimpses into the lives of characters who have crossed their paths not in the pages of books but on the streets of their home towns and in the corridors of their lives. We all recognize the people in Ms. Lavid's stories because we have seen them, known them, loved or hated them -- the con artist, the secret lover, the abuser, the unrequited lover, the uncertain child and the child of uncertain circumstances. Their stories are at once both captivating and refreshing and ominous and macabre. In each one the author snatches a hunk of the flesh of real life and fashions it into a satisfying surprise. Linda Lavid can write and should definitely be read.

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