Category Archives: Short stories

Short stories

The Tower of the Antilles – Achy Obejas

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “We explained that where we come from the greatest achievement is to leave.” And leaving Cuba means reinventing oneself in a new country. The Tower of the Antilles is one of ten short stories centering on … Continue reading

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American Rococo: Essays On the Edge – Isham Cook

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Isham Cook advises teens to get rid of their smartphones. He equates Airbnb with an upgraded way of couch surfing. He’s obsessed with big breasts and younger Chinese women. By the way, he currently lives in … Continue reading

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what if i got down on my knees? – Tony Rauch

(Reviewed by JD Jung) a series of romantic                                              misadventures                   … Continue reading

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Caresaway – DJ Cockburn

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “If Caresaway had infected the executive boards of the world’s corporations with people incapable of remorse and obsessed with short-term gain…was it any wonder that so many corporations were so badly managed?” British scientist, Dr. Edward … Continue reading

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a jarful of moonlight-Nazanin Mirsadeghi

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) A jarful of moonlight is a collection of inspirational poems about love, hope, pain, grief, self-discovery and empowerment. The love poems are written with many exemplars and it is like a story. They are divided into … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories – Kathleen Collins

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “His white face floats in a sea of black protest. It is a time that calls forth the most picturesque of metaphors, for we are swimming along in the underbelly of America..there where it is soft … Continue reading

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Los Angeles in the 1970s – David Kukoff (Editor),

(Reviewed by Don Jung) Back in the 1970s New Yorkers considered Los Angeles a “cow town” according to TV writer/novelist Bruce Ferber. As one of the twenty-nine commenting on how they describe the City of Angels, he explains how Los … Continue reading

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I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed: Online Dating: Why Doesn’t He Call Me Back? What Goes Through a Man’s Mind on the First Meet? Impressions from a Man Who had Over 350 First Meetups – Bruce Miller

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) Reminding me of our very own Sex & the City story, but with a twist, this time we go through a male’s perspective. In I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed, author Bruce Miller dates around in … Continue reading

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Round Seventeen & 1/2: The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Inefficient – Rich Siegel

(Reviewed by Don Jung) We’ve evolved from the mad men of the 1960’s and 70’s to the internet and  social media of the twenty-first century. However, one thing hasn’t changed. The advertising industry still tries to get you to buy products … Continue reading

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New Orleans Noir The Classics – edited by Julie Smith

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “A hurricane is supposed to have a beginning and an end. It tears the earth up, fills the air with fling trees and bricks and animals and sometimes even people, make you roll up into a … Continue reading

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