My Parakeet was an Anarchist and other short stories

My Parakeet was an Anarchist and other short stories

by Dominic Macchiaroli

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My Parakeet was an Anarchist and other short stories by Dominic Macchiaroli

Unexersized Cats
Our cat has to be picked up in stages. He is enlarged in his fatness. His girth spreads over time zones and dimensions. Quantum physics can't describe his bulk. My wife suggests a gentle diet, so, 'He doesn't explode'. I suggest having his hair shaved and stomach stapled with industrial strength steel grommets.

The Annoying Habit of Henry VIII
King Henry was a fearless jouster. In competitions, people rooting for him got to sit in gilded bleachers and were plied with free alcohol and cooked game served by fair maids. The opposition sat in fetid mud, drank warm slime out of broken casks and ate gruel.... Henry always had time for jousting, even when he was otherwise busy ordering beheadings, abbey thrashings, and the odd invasion of Normandy.

How Lunch Ruined Western Civilization
My wife produced homemade mayonnaise for a party we had which contained 231,875 % fat, the caloric equivalent of 32x347 to the 10th power, and instantly rotted the wallpaper and countertops. Four people exploded after eating it, three of them theoretical dieticians.

And many other stories.......

Venture into a world of fractured history and observational nonsense. These stories will captivate and annoy you like none you've never not read before.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149643011
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 85
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

am a farmer’s son from Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA, but life has taken me different places, and I draw some of my ideas from those experiences.
I began writing in earnest in the spring of 2009, when the pending departure for college of my eldest child dictated that I find a diversion to pull me out of the doldrums. Writing short stories and essays provided that diversion, and after a few of my pieces were accepted by some humour publications, I decided to take the next step and get my writing into print in a serious way. “My Parakeet was an Anarchist” was published in 2009, and “Skateboarding on the Appian Way” in 2010. I intend to follow those two paperbacks with a third volume of essays, “A Vaporous Collection of Moments” in 2012.
Dominic Macchiaroli is available for interviews and to write feature articles as well as guest blogs.

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