Other Genre

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Words - A Collection of Short Stories.  A.J. Lot

'Words' is a collection of short stories offering a variety of story-lines linked by a common theme, celebrating the enigmatic strength of women and the ability to face a myriad of situations with a steadfast and inscrutable resolve. Perhaps you would enjoy looking behind the curtains with Cynthia and Herminie, 'The Allworth Ladies', a 19th Century tale of forbidden relationships (now a full length novel entitled 'Allworth Park') ... and possibly on to the heart rending, modern day events faced by eight year old Chrissy in 'The Red Bicycle'. Then you may want to hear the story of Jane and Vincente, both 'Catching the 12:35' to find love of an unexpectedly ethereal nature ... followed by a vengeful telling of the troubles of British Member of Parliament, Cathleen Dubois, in 'Sex, Money & Lies'. There is something here for everyone, some stories you might expect ... and some you wouldn't! These ten scripts vary in size from two and a half to seven thousand words. Each story is a complete standalone and ideal entertainment for short journey's or just a lazy read on a sunny afternoon.

Things You Should Know About Women (Written by a Man)

Quentin Cope

This is a book that comes with its own guilty smile from the first page and several situations calling for nothing less than outright laughter. Why? ... Because we have all been there! WARNING ... Sense of humour required. Now released on Amazon worldwide is the latest offering from author Quentin Cope. 'Things You Should Know About Women (Written By A Man)' is a collection of words that has ended up as a rather difficult subject to categorise. How it is viewed will very much depend primarily upon the gender and particular viewpoint of the reader, as it could possibly be seen as a book promoting marital and partnership harmony or, at the other end of the spectrum, a guide to treating the dangerously infectious inferiority complex of a fully committed male chauvinist. However it will finally be received, at first glance, a clue must be considered to be hidden within the title. This engaging and positively amusing missive can best be described as a sideways glance at relationships; an observational study of man at his best ... and worst, and a credible guide for practising divorce lawyers of either sex.

Anthology 2020 - The Hartlepool Writers Group

Anthology 2020 showcases an eclectic mix of writing from participating members of the Hartlepool Writers Group (HWG). From Flash Fiction to Fantasy and Poetry to Romance the author/contributors to this fascinating 2020 Anthology are proud to present a series of work where hopefully every reader will find some particularly absorbing subject matter.

The need to write; the need to explore our minds and take ourselves to a different place on occasions is within all of us. The HWG is a collection of individuals who have a need to write; a need some would perhaps describe as a passion. By getting together once a month, and guided by HWG Facilitator Denise Sparrowhawk, members of the group are able to share their ideas, exercise some basic techniques and most importantly of all seek critique of their work from other members.

As more and more processed entertainment and thought divergence advertising bombards our modern lives, it is often difficult to consider starting the writing process. The pressures of caring for a young family perhaps leave little time for embarking on laying down a measured number of words; words that would be the beginnings of that elusive novel which is supposed to rest within the soul of all of us. Being a member of a writing group, such as the HWG, provides support, encouragement and most of all the confidence to grab any spare minute you can to get your thoughts down on paper.

So, we hope you will enjoy this varied anthology, provided without the use of hard and brutal editing. The poetic words, heartfelt emotions, spirited actions and possibly amusing storylines that lay between the pages of this book are those provided by the contributors as written, and we expect this to be the first in a series of annual productions.

The Travels of Herbert T. Eustace - Quentin Cope

This is the story of a time and place many of us would wish to recognise, but have never experienced; a place where time and distance are often unreliably fluid. This is also the story of a relationship, a very special relationship between one man and a dog. Easily described as a cross between 'Animal Farm' and 'Wallace & Grommit' the two main characters, Herbert and Grumpy, become lost in a unique series of travel adventures; adventures that force them to confront prejudice and inequalities in a sometimes confusing world, a world where animals and humans are able to communicate at an equitable level.

Herbert T. Eustace is single and of indeterminate age. He lives in a particular historical space, perhaps even a future space, where Nations are at peace with one another and 'pollution' is a word of the distant past. Animals and not humans are now in control of planetary destiny, ruling with a quiet, conflict free even handedness. Grumpy the dog is a companion to Herbert and in command of most proceedings making up their day to day existence. So when an unusually independent decision is made to go travelling by Herbert, Grumpy makes sure he is included in his plans. Being a qualified traveller, and having a certificate and a badge to prove it, Grumpy is sure there will be no unforeseen circumstances capable of fazing such a very capable individual. Herbert, however, is no quite so sure.

The choice of direction by the two travellers to destinations north, south, east or west becomes influenced by media opinion and pre-conceived ideas about the social and physical environment they wish to explore. However, as Herbert and Grumpy investigate the world that truly surrounds them they are often surprised and sometimes confused by the actual reality. The morals and politics of life in other lands are revealingly dictated by the environment, the myth and even the magic of individuals in a time where fake news still runs rife and a traveller's lot is often a very precarious one.

With Herbert suddenly confronted by a substantial financial windfall and links to a wealthy benefactor he had previously known nothing about, he becomes involved with high level politics and a bid to become President. However, now target for a disgruntled ex-employee, Herbert survives a particularly close assassination attempt. However, this has only come about with the bold and fearless intervention of his friend Grumpy and the assistance of a donkey called Dudley. Having taken a bullet for the Presidential candidate, the dog's life hangs by a thread and the event gives cause for much reflection by Herbert.

Fortunately, Grumpy recovers over a period of time with Herbert resolutely by his side; someone not only turning his back on any ambition to become President but giving his substantial fortune away to a newly formed charitable foundation. But will the adventurous pair ever go travelling again, especially with a new and most entertaining friend named Dudley on board?