Same Ol' Bull Same Ol' Rodeo

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
This is an intense short story, a contemporary rodeo western psychological horror. What do a 1500 pound rodeo bull and a raven-haired Cajun beauty have in common? Maybe nightmares....

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Published by FrostProof 808
Words: 4,220
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458124883
About Harvey Stanbrough

Because he is unable to do otherwise, Harvey Stanbrough splits his writing personality among four personas. When asked why, he most often replies, "Hey, Roses are red and violets are blue; I'm schizophrenic and so am I."
As Harvey Stanbrough, he writes poetry and nonfiction, various publications of which have been nominated the Frankfurt (Germany) Book Fair Award, the Foreword Magazine Engraver’s Award, the Pushcart Prize, the BEA (NY) Book of the Year Award and the National Book Award. Harvey also copyedits for other writers and teaches writing in Southeast Arizona and (soon) online. Harvey was born in New Mexico, seasoned in Texas, and baked in Arizona. After a 21-year stint in the US Marine Corps, he managed to sneak up on a bachelor’s degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in 1996. Oh, and he also writes a little fiction under his own name (see below).
As his alter egos—Gervasio Arrancado, Nicolas Z "Nick" Porter, and Eric Stringer, all of whom are close friends except maybe Eric—he writes (respectively) magic realism, spare Hemingway fiction, and the fiction of an unapologetic neurotic. You can see the full bios of Gervasio, Nick and Eric—including their photos (hey, a persona needs a life of its own)—on their own respective Smashwords pages. Thanks for stopping by.

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Review by: D.K. LeVick on Aug. 22, 2011 :
This story was a refreshing detour into the unfamiliar world of rodeo and modern western man. I enjoyed the storyline and felt the writing style was very effective for the setting.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Denton Gay on July 05, 2011 :
A good writing instructor demonstrates he has the ability to write effectively. As someone who has spent some time around rodeos I can attest that Harvey writes with authenticity and accuracy. Good story and well written!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Don Johnson on April 14, 2011 :
One of America’s finest poets has proven that he knows his way around the bucking chute as well as around an apt quatrain. An authentic taste of the attitudes and language of these unique Americans who risk their lives every time they explode into the arena just for our entertainment. As with the very best of fiction everywhere, you can learn as you enjoy. A big thumbs up to condensed story that touches every nerve.

Don Johnson. Author
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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