Quirky Stories & Poems is about many things – real and fictionalized recollections about growing up, pleasure and pain, good and evil, as well as quirky insights into human nature. It includes stories and poems for children, teens and adults. Most stories are under 600 words, so it’s perfect for the coffee or night table, bathroom or flight bag.
The book is divided into three sections, so dive in where you wish and revisit often:
Backwards. Stories and poems about childhood and adolescence, as well as those that look to the past. The first seven or eight pieces are great for reading aloud to children. The section then progresses into themes for adolescents and young adults.
Forward. These pieces look ahead, sometimes just minutes around the corner, sometimes decades. You’ll find stories that consider how people might change, and how things might change people. Some are sci-fi, some humorous, some both. Many carry messages for today.
Upside Down. This section is filled with characters who are confused, on the edge, or over it. But not all of them. Between the lines you’ll find angels and those of a darker nature, so pay attention -- it’s not always easy to tell them apart.