The Blue Train To Heaven

The Blue Train To Heaven

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by Charles Harvey
     
 

Two Short Stories set in the wacky world of the coffin makers of Ghana. 

Humor masks the subtle undertones of envy, jealousy, and mockery as Elijah tells the story of how his brother comes to be buried in the elaborate train coffin.

Excerpt:

Ha! Yes my friend, you want to know what I thought of the train carrying Ashong to heaven.
Oh I

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Two Short Stories set in the wacky world of the coffin makers of Ghana. 

Humor masks the subtle undertones of envy, jealousy, and mockery as Elijah tells the story of how his brother comes to be buried in the elaborate train coffin.

Excerpt:

Ha! Yes my friend, you want to know what I thought of the train carrying Ashong to heaven.
Oh I don’t know, he may be in heaven in the sky. I heard he said his prayers before he died. As his only brother, it was my duty to inspect whatever he was to be buried in whether pine box or big train. So Dede Nunu comes to me—him and his crafty men dress like train conductors and pull what looks like big chunks of blue sky to my house here. The whole village clucked and fluttered like guinea hens with their necks outstretched trying to get a good look. Ha! Then I heard a howl of laughter. Here comes the train with the caboose in front. In front! I said, “Dede, I know Ashong loved the caboose on a train and a woman, but what is this? And you’ve painted everything the color of the sky.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152316131
Publisher:
Wes Writers and Publishers
Publication date:
08/15/2015
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
234 KB

Meet the Author

Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He has studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni at U of H. He has studied poetry under Joyce James and Cynthia MacDonald. In 1987, Charles was a 1st place prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. He is the author of the novels The Butterfly Killer, Promise Goodday, and Boy 4 Higher. He is also the author of several story and poetry collections. He is happy to be a part of Wes Writers and Publishers.

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