Beth LaBuff

Biography

Before moving to the high desert of northeastern Arizona, Beth LaBuff was born, raised, and for many years, lived in rural Iowa. She enjoys writing narrative light verse with many of her poems having that rural flavor. Each poem is perfect for family reading and many give a nod to a Bible phrase or event.

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Books

Galactic Light Verse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
In "Battle-Starfish Galactic," Houston had a problem. When a lunar war escalated over starfish fishing rights in the Sea of Tranquility, an emissary was procured from Neptune. "Neither Asteroids, Nor Shooting stars," finds unrequited love due to a bungled routing code on a letter proposing marriage. The ecru-skinned dazzling beauty, Astra-Zee received a letter intended for someone else.
Catfish on a Hot Tin Roof (ballad of a bottom-feeder)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Through the middle of a cornfield with its ripe and golden grain, ‘round a waist-high prairie meadow wound a pot-hole riddled lane. It was there a shallow puddle where a sign read, “Zoned – No wake,” (named with hopeful aspirations)was the pond called Mammoth Lake.
Barred Plymouth Rock Band
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 480. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Abutting an abandoned barn, a crib devoid of corn, with weathervane and cupola, the rooftop, sagged and worn. The corncrib was repurposed by fowl society, a chicken troupe—Barred Plymouth Rocks, the white variety.
Peking Duck
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 480. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
In an undisclosed location somewhere in China’s wall, a most peculiar baker labored dawn to post-nightfall. This surreptitious baker used fortune and good luck to craft world-famous dishes; his name was Peking Duck.
Turtle Stew
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
On the seashore, a turtle lived with two small companions, a clam and a hermit crab. Though her shell fit a bit loose, it only concerned her when ocean breezes blew. For her birthday celebration she received a grain of sand and a harmonica. She tucked both items in her shell. Later that evening a harsh and jarring wheeze issued from her shell. The turtle was convinced her shell was haunted!
Antler Tales and Foreign Trails
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Travel to Africa's savanna for "Big Game's Big Game" where positions the rhino played were "nose-guard" and "tight-end." Enjoy a humorous nod to those who use antlers in their decorating in "Forgive Her Trespasses" and "Swapping Rooms." In "The Society for the Preservation of the Billabong," discover what Australian animals stash in their pockets. Each poem gives a nod to a Bible phrase or event.
Light Farm Works
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This collection of light verse, written by Iowa native Beth LaBuff, will delight anyone who has lived on, visited, or even seen a picture of a farm. You'll laugh as you read about a corn crib that was repurposed by fowl society in "Barred Plymouth Rock Band," and learn what made a catfish sweat in "Catfish on a Hot Tin Roof." Perfect for family reading, each poem gives a nod to a Bible phrase.

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Smashwords book reviews by Beth LaBuff

  • A Few Short Stories on Sep. 15, 2010

    In one of my favorite stories, you can journey "Backstage Heaven" where Arlo, an angel, senses that something is "well, different." Kenn has so cleverly created a story complete with golden bowls seething and hissing, and seven trumpets, all just waiting for the curtain to rise. This anthology of short stories, written by master story teller Kenn Allan, will soon become a favorite.
  • The Important Message on July 22, 2011

    Yvonne has created a charming story filled with sensory words to engage the child and a mystery to hold their attention till the end of the story. The illustrations are perfect and add another dimension for the child, whether it's identifying the animal, learning colors, or sequence. This is a wonderful story for a young listener.
  • A Different Perspective--God-Honoring Short Stories with a Twist on Aug. 31, 2011

    I am of the opinion the Shelley Ledfors, in her debut Smashwords e-book "A Different Perspective--God Honoring Stories with a Twist" has dethroned that other master of the twist, Chubby Checker. As you read Shelley's collection of short stories you will run the gamut of emotions, ranging from tears when reading "Lessons from Grandma" to delight over her "glug method" to measure ingredients for her famous gingerbread cookies. Then prepare to have chills run down your back when finishing "Vengeance is Mine." Shelly's stories are powerful in whatever emotion she draws from her reader. These stories are good, wholesome, well-crafted and will ultimately leave you smiling. As a bonus, Shelley also includes the first chapter of her upcoming suspense-filled novel, "Bree's Secret." (scheduled to be released in 2012).