Antonio Dias


Antonio Dias is an artist, designer, writer living in Rhode Island.

His writing includes essays, short stories, poems, and novels, as well as a book on boat design.

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A Soldier… a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
A soldier finds himself taken prisoner. We are there as his situation unfolds in a short story that puts us in the nightmare scenario somewhere between the "conventions of war" and its reality.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The desperation of a man finding himself at the end his rope on the end of a pier.
Fragments of my Father, a memoir
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Psychology » Creative ability
A series of ruminations on the loss of a father and a legacy uncovered later in life. A writer finds his father and his voice in "middle age."
The Island
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
A tragic short story. A father and son are pushed beyond their limits by circumstances. Sailing their small boat offshore in winter, their luck runs out….

Antonio Dias' tag cloud

a soldier    cape cod    catharsis    collapse    dark mountain    father and son    hubris    memoir    nemesis    older parent    portugal    prisoner    sacavm    sailing    sailing in snow    susurrus    uncivilization    war   

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Smashwords book reviews by Antonio Dias

  • Smashwords Style Guide on April 30, 2012

    I'm working on a Mac and use Pages for my writing. Mark's guide led me through the process of setting up and converting my file to be meatgrinder ready and it worked very well! I'm excited to have joined Smashwords and look forward to adding more titles with the help of what I've learned here!
  • Titanic, A Search For Answers on May 01, 2012

    When dealing with a disaster as celebrated as the Titanic it's important to be able to cut through all the fables and myths and half-digested truisms that have filled our collective "memories" of this event. Joe Combs does just that in this concise volume. "Titanic, a Search for Answers" begins by laying out the known facts from her size and build to her "family tree." Then each aspect of her short working life is examined. What is known to be true is laid out simply and with clarity. What has been speculated is identified and given its due. At first glance this may seem a dispassionate way of looking into such a human tragedy, but for my taste, having the hype peeled away lays the foundation for an experience of what has been perennially seen as a profound tragedy that marked the end of an era. This volume belongs on the e-shelf of anyone interested in Titanic, her life, and the death of her people on that cold April night.