Flowering and Other Stories

By Tom Bentley

Short stories | Paperback, eBook


Are you haunted by how one mistake in life might lead to a cascade of troubles that never end? Or how what looks like a minor gesture—from a person or from fate—can be the source of personal redemption? Or how existence can be out-and-out inexplicable, weird, or the source of the gut-busting humor? These stories are doorways into unforgettable characters and situations, and will resonate in your memory. Flowering is a collection of stories built around the themes of loss, social disruption, mistaken judgment and stumbling redemption. From a shoplifting sociopathic genius to a card-dealing witch offering a mystical experience at the blackjack tables to a harsh drunk who turns out to be a malignant-yet chillingly accurate-soothsayer, the story's lead characters are complex and not always charming, but their colors are memorably bright.


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Are you haunted by how one mistake in life might lead to a cascade of troubles that never end? Or how what looks like a minor gesture—from a person or from fate—can be the source of personal redemption? Or how existence can be out-and-out inexplicable, weird, or the source of the gut-busting humor? These stories are doorways into unforgettable characters and situations, and will resonate in your memory. Flowering is a collection of stories built around the themes of loss, social disruption, mistaken judgment and stumbling redemption. From a shoplifting sociopathic genius to a card-dealing witch offering a mystical experience at the blackjack tables to a harsh drunk who turns out to be a malignant-yet chillingly accurate-soothsayer, the story's lead characters are complex and not always ...


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Tom Bentley is a business writer and editor, an essayist, and a fiction writer. (He does not play banjo.) He’s published hundreds of freelance pieces—ranging from first-person essays to travel pieces to more journalistic subjects—in newspapers, magazines, and online. His small-press short story collection, Flowering and Other Stories, was published in the spring of 2012. His self-published book on finding and cultivating your writer’s voice, Think Like a Writer: How to Write the Stories You See was published in June of 2015. He would like you to pour him a Manhattan right at five.


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Tom Bentley is a business writer and editor, an essayist, and a fiction writer. (He does not play banjo.) He’s published hundreds of freelance pieces—ranging from first-person essays to travel pieces to more journalistic subjects—in newspapers, magazines, and online. His small-press short story collection, Flowering and Other Stories, was published in the spring of 2012. His self-published book on...


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