The Shores of Saturn

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Set in the border town of Imperial Beach, south of San Diego, a man befriends a homeless kid whose only goal, besides panhandling for beer, is to get back to his hometown of Evanston. Seeing him as a surrogate for his drug-addled brother, the man purposes to help the kid get back to his home and the family who left him. But no good deed is done without evil following close behind. More

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About Steven D. Bennett

I was born in Boston and grew up in Connecticut and San Diego, which gave me a good background in both history and tanning. I have four children and six grand-children, remarkable in that I am only 35. The fact that I have been married for almost 36 years is the result of an in-utero wedding and honeymoon.

I have published many short stories, poems, songs, and recently wrote and directed a musical melodrama that was performed in the San Diego area. With six books under my belt (THE PATH OF DAYS, TRACE THE DEAD EYE, HUMOR OF THE GOSPELS, HUMOR OF THE GOSPELS Daily Study, THRONE and THE CHUCK-IT LIST) I am looking for a bigger belt to stuff the seventh, which hopefully will be completed in time for the Christmas season. It is about a writer who finds to his horror that a mistake he made on page 47 completely invalidates the plot, forcing him to thus track down and kill anyone who has bought the book lest they spread the truth about his miniscule talent. It is titled DON'T READ THIS! and looks to be a best-seller, unless people take the title literally. Fortunately, nothing I write can be taken literally. It is also fortunate I did not stay with the working title: DON'T BUY THIS! Personally, I don't buy a word of it.

I also have a blog, I Wandered Off the Tour: A Journey In Self-Publishing, which contains my thoughts and experiences through the tormenting process of creation.

Other than writing, I like listening to the same dozen albums and re-runs of the same dozen TV shows I've heard and seen hundreds of times, to the endless delight of my wife.


ManlyDude reviewed on on Oct. 22, 2016

A story that touched my heart.
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Malcolm Torres reviewed on on June 12, 2016

I really enjoyed this short story. Having been in the Navy and spent time in San Diego I could really relate to the area around Imperial Beach. It's a rough area with a lot of sailors and homeless people and other rough customers. The main character is a regular guy who sympathizes with someone in need and tries to help. It reads like a slice of life, that anyone with a heart can relate to.
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