Stories Nobody Tells

Stories Nobody Tells

by Lance C. Hendrickson


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The winning entry from the 2013 ABA Journal/Ross Contest for Short Fiction leads off this "... darkly funny..." 13-story debut compilation by Lance C. Hendrickson. "... Hendrickson displays a confidence that promises more exciting things to come..." in an "... entertaining collection from a strong new voice[]" as Kirkus Reviews puts it, adding "[t]hese 13 tales run the gamut from sci-fi and crime fiction to more mainstream musings about relationships and growing up, and each has a unique narrative voice."
The stories' characters span the spectrum from the transgender son of a Cuban Marielito, to a White House Chief of Staff, to survivalists, drug dealers, struggling lawyers, and many perspectives in between. But despite this notable diversity, each character's individuality never gets lost. As Kirkus Reviews noted, "... [w]riting in a naturalistic style, Hendrickson imitates the way real people speak, down to stammers and accents. When characters say things such as, "Whattayagonnado," or "Ohhww, lookit chew," their voices come through loud and clear."
The stories' settings range far and wide as well. "Answering Dorothy," an Honorable Mention in the 2007 Michigan Bar Journal Short Story Contest, and "The Sovereign" (called "... one of the most memorable in the collection..." by Kirkus Reviews) unfold in the contemporary rural Midwest, whereas "It's Easy As" [which "... will leave readers wanting more..." according to Kirkus Reviews] takes place in an urban center in a highly-stratified futuristic society.
Each tale brings something new and different to the table, so that anyone who enjoys short fiction will find something to like in "Stories Nobody Tells."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515038238
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/12/2015
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Lance C. Hendrickson has been a contributing writer and columnist for publications across the U.S. such as The San Antonio Current (Texas), Connect Savannah (Georgia), and The High Plains Reader (Fargo, ND); he also served as a member of the Muskegon Chronicle's reader-advisory panel. Hendrickson has been an attorney since 1993, focusing early in his career on complex commercial litigation, major felony defense, and federal Indian law. He was elected to his hometown school board in Hesperia Michigan in 1997, and was the Democratic primary winner in Michigan's 101st State House district in 1996 and 1998. Later professional life in six states found him representing about a dozen different Indian tribes in various governmental and gaming-related matters. But back home in West Michigan these days, he mostly smokes cigarettes, drinks beer, follows the Detroit Lions, takes on select legal matters for clients he likes, and writes about whatever comes to mind on a given day.

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