A Presentation of Short Stories Without Regard to Marketing - Kindle ebook by Fairleigh Brooks


I'm not like most Americans. I don't have cable because I don't much care about TV. I go out of my way to buy cars with manual transmissions. I like building and tending fires in the wintertime - you can keep your gas logs. If I lived in the right climate I'd wear a T-shirt and cargo shorts every day for the rest of my life. And when I look at perfect people I wonder how many others were squashed on the way to perfection. Get it? 

Many of my characters are people who don't fit in. Actually, in this Kindle book all of my characters are jagged folks awash in homogeneity, although once or twice it's the other way around. I guess I should have mentioned in the first paragraph I work jigsaw puzzles with a pair of scissors and a hammer.

Anyhoo, what's the point of writing about people whose lives don't warrant slow motion? Their names are Olivia, Walter, Harry, Beth and Jeremy, Dan. There's a woman and then a boy not introduced to the reader, and I just realized even I don't know their names.

Their stories happen on suburban streets or interstate highways, among the weedy lots of forgotten neighborhoods many still call home, and in dystopia.