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Born and raised in Atlanta, Ga, I grew up surrounded by mystery and suspense, in book form. I also grew up listening not only to the great old radio horror shows but also heard the original run of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater. I contribute them for my imagination of horror and suspense. My favorite authors at the time were of course Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Edgar Allen Poe. I now live in the North Georgia mountains along with my wife, two dogs, four chickens and one rooster. Writing can, at times, become arduous and trying to find the quiet time to actually get my thoughts and stories down can sometimes be quite straining. However, I continue to do what I can to trouble the dreams of the reader.
I find myself to be one of the few who have fulfilled all of their dreams. I have worked in both radio and television, as an actor and a writer, and have also appeared on stage. I have made two films (which shall both never see the light of day) and am now concentrating on a writing as a career.
on Feb. 08, 2014 :
Benjamin (10, Ben, Benji) loved to watch all types of birds fly. His mother made him come in so she could give him his medication. She no longer home-schooled him so it was time for him to go to school. His dad had been killed in the war. He was a hero. Mom started to drink a lot.
BMF Larry (17) invites Ben (16) to a college party. Ben & his mom got into a huge argument; she regretted having him. Mom had sobered up. Ben (25) & Larry graduated from college. The mother O/D. Larry moved to Boston. Ben got married & stayed in the same house working as a mail room clerk. Ben started climbing into trees & on his roof, he thought he could grow wings & fly. Now he was building a nest. Larry & several neighbors were asking what Ben was doing?
Ben was operated on what did the Dr. find growing on/inside of him?
Very unique, quirky & interesting short story (book). Lots of unexpected twists/turns. Easy to read & follow, never a dull moment. An easy 5 star rating.
Thank you for the free short story (book)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)