Kender MacGowan


Kender MacGowan, a devout patriot, reluctant romantic, sarcastic cynic and victim of love writes poetry as a cheap alternative to therapy, hoping that somewhere karma will pile up in his favor. He sounds the alarm about the dangers to losing our freedoms to a society slipping into the dead ends of socialism from a compound in Southern California, where he samples copious amounts of single malt scotch and practices the ancient arts of the Curmudgeon.

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The Hunter and The Elf Queen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
When the land was new and magic flowed freely and elves walked the earth with man, there was an elusive Queen of the Elves and legend said her heart could not be tamed by man. This is the story of the man who tamed that heart, and then let it go wild again.
Shattered Ashen Heart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Poetry grown in the ashes of a shattered heart. We're all clowns when it comes to love, and this book proves it.
Watering the Tree, Thoughts on Liberty and Tyranny
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A short collection of poetry and essays regarding the ills of socialism and the need to preserve the Republic from an average American for average Americans.

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constitution    elves    epic poem    freedom    heartbreak    liberty    love    obama    patriotism    poetry    poetry book    socialism   

Smashwords book reviews by Kender MacGowan

  • your dreams? on April 28, 2011
    (no rating) your dreams is an astounding work of, as the author calls it, "non-fiction fiction." Seeing the snapshots of life through the eyes of a grandfather sharing, via astral travel, important, memorable or funny moments of his life with his grandson is entertaining and gives one pause to remember that every moment, every event that happens could become an important memory in someone's life, no matter how inconsequential it might seem to you. I also see your dreams to be a letter from grandfather to grandson, passing along family history and stories that would otherwise be lost to time, in an effort to help him remember where he comes from, so that he might know where he's headed. It's a great read, and I wholeheartedly suggest it to anyone looking for an inventive story that reminds you of the importance of family and a grandfathers soft, sweet love for his grandchildren.
  • Text Order Bride on May 17, 2011

    This is a wonderful story perfectly mixing an old fashioned idea into the modern age. The characters develop well and the little twist at the end is pleasant. I highly recommend it.
  • A Flash of Inspiration: A Collection of Very Short Stories by Indie Authors on June 15, 2011

    I am biased as I am included in this wonderful collection of talented writers stretching their abilities by shrinking their stories. Confined to 100 words or less, 21 of us learned a new twist on storytelling, an economy of words and how verbose we usually are without the self imposed shackles of brevity. We sincerely hope you enjoy, share and, if you're so inclined, review A Flash Of Inspiration. I know we enjoyed bringing it to you.
  • The Ivory Wand on Aug. 31, 2011

    This is a wonderful short story. Great ending and it simply screams for the longer story to be written.