Refresh Rate

Mason’s computer monitor is on the fritz, and it could go anytime; problem is this, it just may take Mason out too. The short novelette, titled “Refresh Rate,” follows the protagonist as he attempts to come to terms with his past transgression, using the failing monitor as a metaphor for the problems in Mason’s life. More

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Words: 9,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9781370871315
About Ernest Gordon Taulbee

Ernest Gordon Taulbee grew up in a small town in Eastern Kentucky called Salyersville. He received both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Upon completing his MA he moved to Louisville -- where he has lived most of his adult life.

Love of reading and writing has been a theme in his life. Through the decade and a half since he finished his MA, Mr. Taulbee has worked a variety of jobs, from populating a cubicle in a large corporation to making and selling mead. Throughout his whole life, writing has remained his singular professional and artistic passion.

He enjoys writing that is both entertaining as well as writing that borders on high art.

The thesis for his MA was the first 100 pages of a novel. He would complete that novel in the months after finishing his graduate degree. After additional months spent proofreading and editing, he submitted the manuscript to small publishing houses and select agents who considered literary fiction. The stacks of rejections letters became less painful, when he received an email from a small, art house, stating they would like to publish this novel. That joy was squashed about a month or so later, when the publishing company informed him an unexpected financial situation would cause the publishing house to close.

He would continue to write short stories and outline for longer works over the next few years, until he was struck with the idea for what would become his novel, A Sibling in Always, while waiting for the bus.

Once the manuscript was complete, he continued to write prose and to submit the novel for consideration by small houses and publications.

After a year and a half, he decided to join the do-it-yourself culture that had influenced much of the books, music, and art he had come to admire.

He hope you will read his currently published works. If you like it, he hope you will leave a review. If you don't, he hopes you will be constructive in your criticism and state what you think could make the work better.

He believes that art, including fiction, is a vital part of society, so -- if you are not going to produce it -- appreciate it and try to improve it.

He currently (as was stated previously) lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, Tina, and their two daughters.

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