Stories from the Brink of Dementia

Stories from the Brink of Dementia

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The second collection of short stories from Zorra Bland and the Banyan Tree Writers' Group. Barton Glascock contributing. In this volume: "Vectors" - A man is at the end of his rope, having been liquidated by his unscrupulous ex-wife, comtemplating things aboard the sailboat Exile; "Millicent Menlove Goes To Hell" - Traveling to Southern California to a conference for her MLM cosmetics firm, Millicent is tortured by all the things her Texas town has taught her to fear; "Newton's Law & The Diva" - A couple have dinner with a friend in a Dallas tavern, only to become embroiled in a brawl started by a conniving woman; "Waiting" - A woman describes the downward spiral of her neighbor and childhood friend, suffering from the perils of ego and greed; "I, Fetus" - An unborn child unleashes an scathing diatribe against his irresponsible, infantalistic mother; "The Letter On The Tabletop" - A woman tells us the tale of her beloved husband's illness and death, and the hated Phoenix neighborhood that she believes killed his spirit; "Out Blows The Torch" - The continuation of "Waiting," and the struggle of a dispirited neighbor; "Suspicious Delivery" - An employee of The Eye plans a bizarre trip to Nevada to return a lost high school album when things go very wrong; "La Amarguita" - The story of a strange restaurant that serves up quite a bit more than Mexican food for it's angry, geriatric clientele; "Navarro Road" - Barton Glascock's tale of a haunted railroad crossing in the California desert where accidents happen with no explanation; "Temerity" - Zorra has lunch with a brainy friend in Palo Alto; "St. Peter On The 10" - A traffic accident in Palm Springs has unexpected and serious ramifications for a loud-mouthed and drunken lawyer; "To Scratch An Old Itch" - A woman goes on to a social network and friends an old co-worker, only to have her quiet existence unravel; "Persona Non Grata" - Zorra receives a visit from an "old friend" from Oakland; "The 1200 Block Of Bloodworth Street" - A Los Angeles man receives a mysterious phone call from a bank in his North Carolina hometown, and arrives at a sublime perspective on his early years and the social factors of the 1960s that affected him. Also included are the "Rants" that are signature to the works of Zorra Bland.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.76mm | 508.02g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514127172
  • 9781514127179