Humor and nonsense, flights of fantasy into other realms, fright, disgust and disappointment, silliness and wonderment, and the sadness of reality and heartache.
It’s all here, and more, in stories that may leave you a little Off Center in the Attic.
Acting in a Coffin - A director plays a prank that backfires on a movie set. The Wallflower - A woman compares herself to one who is the life of the party. Pupule - A neighborhood gets a lesson in humility from a crazy old Hawaiian man. To Soar - What a bird drops. Out of Body - A man is shot and his brain goes through a metamorphosis. Looking for Life - Never the right one. Most Wanted - The killer of young boys remains at large. Grandpappy’s Cows - Antics of backward backwoods relatives. Boy at the Crossroad - The making of a monster. Cafeteria Science - How to lose your lunch. Indoctrination - A daring woman wants to experience something different and gets her wish. Explosive Day - No escape. The Smell of Death - A clue to the dying. Legacy - A woman in mourning changes her life to follow in her mother’s footsteps. An Urgent Message - A plea to a writer. Rituals - Neurosis as a way of life. Watched - Being watched can kill. The Swimmer - A man losing his sanity. Thanatos - The urge to die. Alien Footprints - An invisible perpetrator. Vibratory Rates - Visitations from heaven and hell. The Voodoo Kit - A Jamaican hex follows a woman home. Pekoe - A newborn kitten abandoned in a portable toilet. Great Lady of Wisdom - A holy goat. The Last Thing I Do - The end of making memories. Future Winner - A little-known artist gets a break. Innocence - A high school girl on the verge of betrayal by her innocence. Sister Fly - Karma Homeless, Not Heartless - A man and his dog. Roots - What you may find when tracing your family tree.
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BIOGRAPHY Mary Deal, an Award-winning, Amazon Bestselling Author, is a native of Walnut Grove in California's Sacramento River Delta, resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was Founder and past President of Kauai Writer's Roundtable. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee; also, an artist, photographer, and former editor of a print magazine and newspaper columnist.
Her Books: Legacy of the Tropics, an adventure trilogy, takes place in both the Caribbean and Hawaii, The Ka, a paranormal Egyptian suspense, River Bones-Sara Mason Mysteries Book One, a thriller set in her childhood hometown area, Down to the Needle, a thriller, taking place along the West coast, and The Howling Cliffs, Sara Mason Mysteries Book Two. Off Center in the Attic, a collection of over-the-top short stories and flash fiction pieces. Write It Right - Tips for Authors, a mega-volume of writing instruction. Hypno-Scripts-Life Changing Techniques Using Self-Hypnosis and Meditation, a self-help nonfiction. Sea Cliff-A Love Story set in San Francisco.
Her Awards: Dead to Life - Sara Mason Mysteries Book 3 - Finalist 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Sea Cliff, contemporary romance, Finalist 2021 International Book Awards, also, Finalist in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards. River Bones, winner in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards competition and Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Books Awards (NIEA). The Howling Cliffs, a Bronze in the Global eBook awards. Write It Right-Tips for Authors, Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. Hypno-Scripts, Finalist in both the International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Book Awards, and Silver in the Global eBook Awards. Down to the Needle, Bronze in the Global eBook Awards and the Suspense category Winner in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her flash fiction short story, The Last This I Do was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her first feature screenplay, Sea Storm, and short story, Chin Face, were Finalists in a Moondance International Film Festival.
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