Mud Man

Mud Man

by Jose R. Rodriguez

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Short story. A young wannabe mason in Florida tries to find his place in the world but things not always work out as one wishes for. When things don't go one's way, just enjoy the present as is.

I was also a wannabe mason in my younger days, out of necessity more than out of vocation. I don't lay brick anymore but I'm still looking for my place in the world. Sometimes I feel that I'm running around with a shovelful of lumpy mud, looking up at the mason gods, wondering when my time will come to climb the scaffolding and be one of the anointed.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032979029
Publisher: Jose R. Rodriguez
Publication date: 01/08/2012
Series: Short stories , #5
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 81 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Biography I was Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents. I came to the U.S. in 1980 to study; my parents were glad to buy me a one-way ticket and helped me pack my bags. B.S in Aeronautical Engineering and M.S in Aerospace Engineering. Since then I have worked as an engineer and a computer programmer in the structural timber industry. I'm a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado. I used to skydive until I busted a knee in my 985th jump. I took up bicycling and now I'm an avid mountain biker having busted a few body parts and cracked a few helmets on rocky, steep Colorado trails. I enjoy cross country riding at night and down hilling at ski resorts during the summer days. I race BMX. I used to fly small airplanes but let private license expire because it got expensive. Publishing Credits Published work: “The Tomato King,” Summer 1994, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey City, NJ. “Guacaipuro’s Gold,” Vol. 7, No. 2, Chiricu, Indiana State University, Bloomington, In. “Moonstruck,” Spring 1995, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey. “Old Tales,” No. 18, 1995, Latino Stuff Review, Miami, Fl. “Tramps,” New Texas 95, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx. Winner of the 1995 Betty Greene Fiction Award. “El Norteno,” August 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line. “Pedro Orozco,” October 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line, winner of their first literary contest. Has written six unpublished novels in the past few years . Winner of the 2010 Dirt Rag magazine literary contest with "King of the hill" short story (see October issue).

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Mud Man 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This person in this novel was a masonary with a cement truck. If the cement is sand and water and the mason witch says about too lumpy or too soupy mud. That is why it is called mud. I enjoyed this novel. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good, but hurried.
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Im locked out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!!! ~Eaglekit of Eagleclan and Violetkit of Horseclan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great story! But you could make it longer and more detailed. I cant wait for another and why riverclan the bad guys? I consider riverclan as a polite clan because crookedstar was polite and so was leopardstar and mistystar. Whats wrong with riverclan? Riverclan is my second favorite clan. First is Shadowclan then Riverclan and Thunderclan. Last but not least is Windclan. Why do you hate riverclan? Theyre awesome and so is Shadowclan! Thunderclan and Windclan are great!