Howdy, Winnie, & the Bombshell

Rated 3.00/5 based on 3 reviews
A haunted house, a WWII legend, a sexy Hollywood icon, and the world's most famous block of freckled wood all crammed together into a 600-word short story that was rejected by NPR contest judges. A free, three-minute read that will either put a smile on your face or leave you scratching your head.
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 820
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458151728
About Nate Dean

It's the same old story, really: schooling, a degree, minor works published in minor publications. Not quite the same, I'd wager, are the the following random, biological factoids: I grew up in a farm house haunted by the spirit of my great grandfather. My current house is also haunted (a little girl this time around). I'm a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I review horror films. Besides South Dakota, I've lived in Montana and Wisconsin. For a time, I worked for Barnes & Noble (yes, it was awesome). In college, a strange twist of fate led to me having a nice conversation with Maya Angelou. I've sauntered around Walden Pond. I toured Berlin, West and East, prior to the wall coming down. In Mexico, I had occasion to lunch at the honest-to-God Hotel California (by the way...the mission and its bell are still there). Finally, during a visit to Las Vegas (there's always a Vegas story) I and my friends fled the city and spent the day pestering secuity personnel at Area 51. We didn't lose money gambling and also somehow managed to stay out of prison. It was a win-win kind of day.

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Review by: Sylvia Carlson on Jan. 08, 2011 :
Yes. It took me more than one read-through to get it, too. Because it is cleverly and subtly written. Maybe too clever and subtle for some folks' tastes. But once the story seeped through to my brain, I found it to be hilarious! I liked it a lot. And I liked that it was a brain teaser that took more than one read. And the book cover was absolutely perfection for the story.

The thing is, it IS a short story written for a contest. I have also read this author's novel, A Fairy Tale, also on Smashwords, which is smooth, fast-moving and an extremely fun read. Check it out. I think you'll like it.
(review of free book)

Review by: Alcala Publications on Dec. 30, 2010 :
o.o... o.O...O.o.
Well, that made a lot of sense.
It was just... a recording...and, uhm... yeah, that was pretty bad, writing itself was a good try, but fell very short, and to be honest the best part was the book cover.
Really, I read it twice, I wanted to like it, but this really wasn't likeable.
(review of free book)

Review by: Ernest Winchester on Dec. 30, 2010 :
Give me a minute, I'm still trying to decode it all.
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