Below, I’m sharing the short description (>400 characters) and the long description (>4000 characters) that I need to upload on Smashwords. Those familiar with some of the stories, please tell me if they ring true. Those who’ve never read any of my short work, please tell me if these descriptions would intrigue you enough to spend some small change on it!
How do you judge a teacher toying with the sexuality of her teenaged student? A boy who decides to murder his mother? What thoughts rage inside a pedophile serial killer before he shoots himself? These are some of the premises of 26 stories of life and death, based on 26 letters of the alphabet. They question the concepts of beauty, truth, and morality, by revealing the face of the other side.
The twenty-six A to Z stories based on twenty-six letters of the alphabet cover a wide spectrum. They show us people at a point in their life when it changes, for the better or worse, because they choose to make a decision.
The stories also question our moral compass: how do you judge a teacher toying with the sexuality of her teenaged student? A boy who decides to murder his mother? What thoughts rage inside a pedophile serial killer before he shoots himself?
Some of the characters in the stories confront death, others talk about life with its quirks and whimsies. Each voice, ranging in age from a six-year-old to a centenarian, has its own riveting story to tell. Together, this collection of stories at over 12000 words attempts to prove that when it comes to stories, depth can sometimes replace length and breadth.
Please tell me what you think, and feel free to leave me changes in the comments, or on email at meringue dot p at gmail dot com.
I’ll be grateful as always. Thanks once again to those (you know who you are) who suggested the book, and those who’re helping me bring it to being.