The Oddness Collection: Selected Short Stories

The Oddness Collection: Selected Short Stories

by Michael Francis John


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"Dear readers, no animals were killed or injured when I wrote this book. It contains no trans-fats, gluten, sugars or other harmful, unhealthy ingredients. It does contain twenty non-fattening stories, recently selected for your reading pleasure. There are a few highly sexualised passages in some stories and a few cuss words. If you are uncomfortable with such things, please be warned, for they lurk quietly beneath the covers. These stories introduce to the reader an Australian talking squirrel, a demented asylum principal, a library stocked with talking books, the madness of modern medicine, an artist, struggling with alcoholism and ghostly visitations. Acquaint yourself with the heroic Dark Angel and a traffic warden as they punish a child molester. There are many other fictional characters waiting for the pleasure of your company. Both hospital stories and the car hospital, Black Rock, and Tolbert are true, as are the bulldog tales. Madness, Mexican food, love, religion, cruelty, humor, life, and death are all represented. So, within the covers of this book are many short tales from which to choose, there should be something for everyone, for as each reader will have unique tastes, so these stories are quite different from each other."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634924665
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Miracle on Walnut Street

2. Dooley Dog and the Deacon

3. Deacon’s Story

4. The Coronado Street County Hospital

5. The Imp of Grave Misfortune

6. O’Connell Garden Management

7. Conversations at the Library

8. The Stunt Dog Demonstration

9. A Mexican Cooking Odyssey

10. A Mexican Cooking Odyssey

11. Rise of the Falcon

12. Visions at the Black Rock

13. Big Dog Small Dog

14. Waiting At the Car Hospital

15. Fighting Peter

16. The Ring of Fire

17. Raj

18. Lonesome Farewell

19. Dark Henry Smith

20. Tolbert

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