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Magical Realism

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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

“People stare at the floor. Even to look at a homeless person is to sign a contract with them. I dabbled with joining the Samaritans once. The supervisor had been homeless for three years. I remember him saying that the worst thing was the invisibility. That and not being able to go anywhere where nobody … Continue reading

6 Feet Under And Still Keeping Them Guessing

“The little boy nodded at the peony and the peony seemed to nod back. The little boy was neat, clean and pretty. The peony was unchaste, dishevelled as peonies must be, and at the height of its beauty. It was a significant moment, for it was Francis’s first conscious encounter with beauty – beauty that … Continue reading

Which Way To The Beach?

“We were at a party. One girl said I was like her grandmother, now dead. I told her I’m nobody’s grandmother and I’m not dead, and she said that made it perfect.”   What if the only thing on your figurative bucket list was to literally fill a bucket before you kicked it. Eighty-two year … Continue reading

There’s A Santa Claus In All Of Us

SUMMARY Non-fiction: Parenting. Winner of Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards Gold Medal for Best Parenting Book of the Year, The Big Secret, The Whole and Honest Truth About Santa Claus is an irresistible instant classic no parent should be without! This feel-good picture book helps parents with the inevitable question “Is Santa real?”. With honors … Continue reading

Slice of Life in South African Mid”K”night

This collection of stories brings the readers a lot closer to the hot, sticky, blood thinning, but temperate climate of South Africa. With the multicultural, multilingual, and wide variety of religions found in South Africa, this anthology of stories gives the audience a little taste of the country’s eclectic mix. Some stories have a distinguished … Continue reading

Skin as White as Snow, Lips as Red as Blood, Hair as Black as Ebony

“I can’t explain, maybe it isn’t something that needs explaining, how the sight of a broken cage just puts you up on stilts. The promise that the cage will always be empty, that its days as a jailhouse are done.” 1933 Lower East Side Manhattan- This is a story of a little girl named Boy … Continue reading

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