Long Gone & Lost: True Fictions and Other Lies

Long Gone & Lost: True Fictions and Other Lies

by Bobby Horecka

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Overview

Bobby Horecka writes short fiction laced with truth. He tells tales of a man who had the roughest of starts in life. Through the fireside bardic storytelling tradition, readers learn of the resilience of children and the power of love to redeem even the most damaged. As the young man grows, he discovers a talent for observing and recording stories, ultimately becoming a newsman with the bad luck and poor timing of entering a dying field. These partially true, tongue-in-cheek stories offer a first-hand look, at the demise of the American newspaper, and at a slice of the unique Czeck community in and around Lavaca County, Texas.

You might've just started out or reached the jumping off spot. Maybe you're the rainy-day saver who never left anyplace without charting a precise destination and itinerary first, or you're plumb astounded you got where you're at and couldn't tell me what happened last night much less what's in store six weeks from now. You might have a working man's calloused hands the calloused soul that only the mistreated know or the calloused heart that comes with having yours shattered too many times. Everybody needs to catch an occasional break or they risk becoming Long Gone & Lost...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948692281
Publisher: Madville Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bobby Horecka obtained his MFA in creative writing at the University of Houston-Victoria in 2018 and taught introductory English courses at nearby Victoria College. He has numerous publications, including works of short fiction, prose, and poetry, in literary magazines and anthologies like the University of South Carolina's Amarillo Bay, Eastern Illinois University's Bluestem Magazine, the Austin-based Scribe, a monthly member newsletter put out by the nonprofit Writers League of Texas, and The Ocotillo Review, published by Austin's literary nonprofit the Kallisto Gaia Press, to name a few. Prior to his MFA graduate studies, Horecka spent 25 years in print journalism and currently writes for four newspapers in Lavaca County, Texas.

Table of Contents

  • Lubbock, 1974
  • HAP/HAZ/ARD
  • Hiccups
  • Chicken Hawk Down
  • The Legend of Chunk
  • Roll Models
  • My First Time
  • Bumboozled
  • Mr Man Candy
  • Bad Blood
  • Forget the Alamo
  • My Little Girl
  • Gonna Eat This?
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author

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