Homer the Innocent : Selected Stories
A 12-year old altar boy wryly observes an undertaker's funeral in a cemetery. A teacher spins yarns about the lives of saints, hoping that her middle school students will want to emulate martyrs. A fifteen-year-old discovers the importance of the backseat of a car... And he learns to be responsible and adjust to the coming death of his father. A man peddles a bicycle from coast to coast, seeking the physical challenge and, reclaiming, something he has lost. From innocence to awakening, from the humorous to the serious, from the subtle to the sublime, these are a few of the themes found in this collection of short stories titled Homer the Innocent: Selected Stories.
- Paperback | 140 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.13mm | 267.62g
- 09 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Elmer W Lovrien
Elmer W. Lovrien completed a two-year writing program at The Loft for Writers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He writes short stories full time. His past weaves its way through a world of social work, newspaper writing for a small town daily newspaper, pre-school teaching, parent education, and crisis counseling. He has travelled extensively by bicycle, pedaling from coast to coast in the United States and through France. He is a small town plumber's son, a one-time altar boy and high school sports enthusiast. His stories reflect many of those experiences. He has been published in the Lake Region Review and has written stories and articles for parenting, family and fathering journals and magazines.