G. K. Fralin
I generally refer to myself is some way as an educated river rat. Being from Kansas, I have the right forevermore to use the slang ain't.
A former nurse, I changed my career path and gained a Bachelor's degree in business administration. My intention was always to become a more professional writer. I've written creatively since sixth grade when one of my poems was noticed by my teacher as being exceptionally good to the point to making a point of it to my mother. My mother and father have encouraged me to continue working with my writing in some way.
Besides writing poetry and little stories for my kids, over the years I have been writing in my nursing career by assignment to discharge summaries in a nursing home, those can be long and involved. I loved the experience to learn about the patients even though most of the discharge summaries were due to death. I never have had a problem with death and dying. Being with a dying patient is a gift to them and in some way to myself.
While I worked toward my Bachelor's Degree, I took as many writing courses as well. I also took art courses and appreciation courses for both art and literature. If you ever question the importance of these courses in any path of life, I can tell you, they can become invaluable. Imagine being in business, you are working with a professor in the Fine Arts field and you can at least follow what he likes to talk about with some knowledge.
Sorry, I got preachy. I love to write fiction, poetry, and research articles. My book THE SEARCH: LUNIS FLOWER OF HIDDEN is a Christian fantasy based on a woman who is trapped in a town called Hidden. She must decide to trust or not trust Shepherd to guide her through a treacherous journey to get out of Hidden and find her way home. The book is based loosely on Psalm 23.
I've written a lot of articles and short stories form Write Spot an eMagazine, and for Helium.com a large eMagazine that covers topics of all types.
My husband and I live in an Wymore, NE. We've raised three children who have blessed us with 9 grandchildren.
I hope to make a place for myself here at Smashwords and to know more of the other authors here. I already read many of David Kubicek's works and love them as well as JR MacClane.
I am looking forward to learning a lot of other names here.
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by G. K. Fralin
Price: $2.99 USD. 33800 words.
Published on October 6, 2012. Fiction.
An author on a book tour finds herself trapped in a small town with a sinister innkeeper. The only way out is to follow a shepherd on a perilous journey.
Six Strange Short Stories
by G. K. Fralin
Price: $0.99 USD. 10340 words.
Published on August 6, 2012. Fiction.
A fast-read, short chapbook full of tales of terror, tragedy, strange creatures, sorrow and a big fish.
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Smashwords book reviews by G. K. Fralin
- The Moaning Rocks and other stories
on May 03, 2011
David's stories are emotionally wrenching. I found myself repulsed by the villains but unable to stop reading until the end. I read the first story and instead of the hoped for sweet ending that we all expect, I was haunted. If you like great thrillers, you will love this book. G.K. Fralin
on Feb. 10, 2012
Elevator is an introspective man's look deep into his own fears. I loved it and highly recommend it. The twist will get you every time. :)
- Spiritus Mundi - Book I: The Novel
on May 06, 2013
I've not only had the pleasure of owning and currently reading Spiritus Mundi, I interviewed Robert for my blog last month. I am blown away by the way Robert captures the elements that push Sartorius through his life and the way the character takes up the reins of causes but loses his family and some part of himself in the process.
Robert is astounding me with each paragraph and chapter. I have no idea what to compare Spirtus Mundi to with its global impact on the main character Sartorius and the reader. There's no preaching on the cause, but a story of a man tossed by life and purposefully taking up the causes of the world and in the case of Spritus Mundi, the U.N.
It's political, sad, romantic, thrilling, suggestive, and many other facets that can apply to a highly developed novel.
- 365 Haikus by J.R. MacLean
on May 06, 2013
I've long been a fan of JR's poetry. He ranges from the intensely serious to the flippant flop-me-on-the-floor laughing comedian.
JR often works from photographs making his work visual as he pours emotion into the picture he interprets in the poem. His haiku are no different and I really appreciate his devil-may-care force against self proclaimed experts as he consistently adheres to the 5-7-5 syllable style.
Thank you JR MacLean for the fun and especially that odd donkey in two haikus. :)