Matters Familiar is an anthology of short stories, offering 12 tales from inside complex contemporary relationships featuring parents; kids; convicts; hustlers; lawyers; politicians; and other undesirables:
· A small girl, suffocating in the growing culture of fear around her, struggles to take the high ground.
· A recently-divorced father sharing custody of his young son learns about parenting in an unlikely place--Death Row.
· Adrift in his own life and desperate for a belief system, a young man finds direction and purpose from a surprising source.
· Two brothers try to make sense of their lives after their domineering mother's death.
· A girls' softball team rebels and instructs parents and coaches in the value of competition.
· A retired cowgirl and her best friend resort to drugs, kidnapping, and interstate flight to escape the nursing home and reclaim their lives.
· A vignette, after infidelity was declared an Olympic sport. (Sexually explicit)
· An amnesiac accident victim recovers more than his health among strangers in a small Southern town.
· Two boys, one mother; two lives, separated from birth.
· A top-dollar attorney complains about the bill and unwittingly becomes his plumber’s Zen pupil.
· Worried about his sickly nephew’s future, a dutiful mob soldier finds inspiration an ocean and an age away.
· A scandal-plagued politician contemplates suicide, but checks in with his cousin first to sort things out.
|Publisher:||E. G. Fabricant|
|File size:||421 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
E. G. Fabricant is a writer living in San Jose, California, who’s interested in producing short fiction that’s contemporary, topical, and speaks to the human condition.
His dormant interest in this pursuit was rekindled when he was selected as one of 10 finalists in the International Category of the Mark Twain Writing Competition: “A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage,” sponsored by the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.
E. G.'s determined to become the oldest, new best short fiction writer. He’s also interested in hearing from others with similar interests who want to become better at it.