Falling Water: Stories & Poetry

Falling Water: Stories & Poetry

by Blaine Coleman

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BN ID: 2940046631418
Publisher: Blaine Coleman
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 894 KB

About the Author

A lifelong resident of Virginia, I grew up in the rural southeastern part of the state with a large extended family. I majored in Religious Studies and minored in Creative Writing-fiction at Virginia Commonwealth University. I now live in a rural area near Richmond where six year old beagle, Leah, and her new companion beagle, Billy, have room to run. I spend my free time with my favorite activity, gardening, participate in Midlothian Wordsmith's Workshop, and read and write as often as possible. At university, I was fortunate to have many incredible writing teachers, the most recent being authors Clint McGown, and Sheri Reynolds, bestselling author of RAPTURE OF CANAAN among others. I learned from Clint McGown that prose can be as beautiful as poetry and I gained a love of southern fiction from Sheri Reynolds. In 2012 I began writing stories about a boy growing up in the south in the 1960’s. Those stories became the collection THE ADVENTURES OF ROLAND MCRAY. All three volumes are also in print and audiobook. My books are available in or can be requested at many Public libraries and paperback versions can be ordered from several major offline book retailers. I also have a new book that is a radical change from the ROLAND MCCRAY series- FALLING WATER (Stories and Poetry)- a well-received collection of unusual short stories and poetry that is also available in print and audiobook (beautifully narrated by Charles Kahlenberg). Among other projects, I'm currently working on a science fiction novel that I hope to complete in 2017.

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Falling Water: Stories & Poetry 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Barbiesway More than 1 year ago
An interesting and thought provoking assortment of short stories and poetry. Blaine paints scenery with his writing and you feel as though you are there. As down to earth and entertaining as each of these stories are there is always subtle lessons to be learned from each. Most of the stories will stir your emotions but, “The Source” offered us that edgy away from reality feel, ah, but does it? Since there really are monsters :) The author, Blaine Coleman, has an “easy going style” with his story telling. A soft touch that has the reader wanting more, because his words flow easily into each new tale. He takes you from sadness, fear, and feeling abandoned to love, hope, and survival and sadness again. Life. As you read his stories you will embrace the characters and maybe even relate that in many ways, pieces of each tale mirror parts from our own lives. I enjoyed this book in its entirety but must admit to having two favorites, totally loved and enjoyed being able to relate strongly to both “And When I Got Home” and “The Lighthouse”. Looking forward to more from this author!
starsstars More than 1 year ago
A collection of gems. This collection of short stories and poetry are well-crafted and beautifully written. Falling Water: Stories & Poetry offers a wide variety of genres. Blaine is a gifted writer. It takes talent for a writer to evoke every human emotion in the pages of a book. The vivid descriptions are captivating, and I found myself immersed in the rich imagery. The sympathetic characters have souls, and their stories stay with you. Every story and poem moved me on many levels. Blaine’s poems are mesmerizing and thought provoking. Please do not ask me which story or poem is my favorite! I love them all for their uniqueness. This collection is timeless and soul enriching. I strongly recommend this collection. Bravo!
moongie More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Variety This mixed genre collection is an ingenious way to showcase the author’s broad talents. Within this book are stories, and poems. Some of these are happy, others sad, while still others make you feel wistful.  It’s unusual for a writer to be able to embrace such a wide spectrum of styles and do them well. Author Blaine Coleman has accomplished this. I wouldn’t suggest reading this in one sitting. This is something to savor one story or poem at a time. Take a moment after reading each one and think about the meaning and the visual created by the writer.