Fun & Games: A Short Story Adventure

Fun & Games: A Short Story Adventure

by Beth Black

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"Star Player" twists Melville's classic "Bartleby the Scrivener" to pitch some major league madness. "Get 'Em While They're Hot" and "Two for the Road" visit a not-too-distant future when commonplace genetic surgery alters the core qualities of humanity ... especially the people next door. "The Snake-Catcher of Scottsdale" earned a Pushcart Prize nomination for its biting portrayal of a venomous marriage. For a marriage that has lasted, enjoy my affectionate homage to James Thurber in "The Secret Wife of Walter Mitty." "The Battle of Beaumont Street" plays rough with the risks of cultural appropriation. Then, "What Goes Around" traces stream-of-consciousness finger-pointing along insanity's underbelly when a serial dater dumps the wrong woman.
Finally, "How You Play the Game" delivers a high-stakes tournament dealing in some famous players betting to win with only the tools of their trade. Can you guess who they are before the last hand?
This wild ride includes stories previously published in the literary press and then collected as Extraordinary Treasures. Now, the new edition delivers surprises and amps up the joy, because in the end, it's all just fun & games.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162500278
Publisher: Beth Black
Publication date: 10/04/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 957,224
File size: 850 KB

About the Author

Beth Black holds a degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from UC, Irvine. She was later on-staff at a global nonprofit's world headquarters, where they made her their Creative Writer and Associate Editor of the magazine. Many of her short stories have been published in the literary press.

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