Serendipity - A miscellany of short stories | John Butler (2012) |
Fiction: Short stories
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“An entertaining use of well crafted narratives that are both enjoyable and refreshing, showing an understanding of human experiences.”
Sue Baillie School Teacher
"Stories for the train, the plane and the beach. Read for their charm, the twists in the tail, but read them."
Tony Nichols Retired R.A.F. officer
About this book
An avid reader of short stories myself, I have enjoyed journeying along with the likes of Mark Twain, O’Henry, Maupassant, Frank O’Connor and others of such ilk. Nearer home, writers like Keith Waterhouse, Bill Naughton, Sid Chaplin, Stan Barstow are among my favourites and of course the inimitable P.G.Wodehouse.
In gathering together over the years, this collection of short stories, I feel somewhat like a campanologist with his carillon of bells – ringing the changes.
In ‘Serendipity’ there is something for everyone. If your taste is humour there are plenty including ‘It’s No Laughing Matter’, ‘Stop! …Don’t Go Any Further’. There are slices of real life in ‘Arthur’, ‘Lanky Franky’, ‘Death of the Hindenburg’ and ‘My Only Sunshine’. There is satire and irreligious ones – written without any malice. In the animal stories ‘The Dog’, ‘The Gulls’ Court’ and ‘The Camel’ I have given myself full rein and enjoyed exercising anthropomorphism. In short ‘Serendipity’ is the word - take a dip and find your winner.
I hope while reading these stories you will be able to share the enjoyment that I felt when writing them.
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