Stained Glass Lives

Stained Glass Lives : A Collection of Flash Fiction Short Stories

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In Stained Glass Lives, Louise Worthington's writing fuses poetry and prose, beauty and violence. Sometimes, tender, sometimes harsh, she explores loss, female power and the power of distorted thought, as well as creating stark portraits of family, violence and revenge. The characters are flawed and visceral, from ghosts, daughters, mothers, wives, to taxi drivers, teachers, a frail widow and a mercenary shop assistant.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 4.83mm | 117.93g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1789728622
  • 9781789728620

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Combining astute observation with vivid imagination, Stained Glass Lives shows us stories unfolding in a multitude of colours. From coping

with the mortality of beloved parents, to dealing with troubled children, to domestic abuse, to the surreal dreams and stifled hopes we all experience, Louise Worthington weaves wonderful images and engages all of the reader's senses.

Debbi Voisey, writing tutor and mentor, and author of the forthcoming novella-in-flash, The 10:25, due to be published in 2021 by

Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press.

In this collection of short stories and flash fiction, Louise delights us with her dark tales, which take pleasure in the graphic images they conjure up in the reader, for we have all been there, whether we care to admit it or not. From the macabre to the poignant, we are fed a sumptuous banquet of

love, death, betrayal, abuse, unfaithfulness, murder, violence, suicide, despair and troubled mental states. Louise's words wash over the reader

in beautiful waves of ebb and flow. She paints such visuals with her flowing sentences of description that they take you right into the heart of each story. Her insight into the flaws of the human condition and the innermost thoughts and feelings, as well as the actions, that human beings are capable of are both authentic and moving. The collection is filled with poetic prose and beautiful descriptiveness throughout.

Louise Stokes is a novelist and poet whose publications include Marooned, Faerie Dust and Rescued. Louise is also a performance poet, playwright and Co-Artistic Director of LouDeemY Productions

Theatre, Arts and Multi-Media Company.
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