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Twisted Tales from the Desert

Twisted Tales from the Desert

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FROM THE AUTHOR:
I started writing short stories when I felt I wouldn’t have the discipline to write a novel. I had sold one of the stories I made up to Jack and Jill and started to write more. Now I write short stories to relax. Most of the tales in Twisted Tales From The Desert were written for o ur Desert Writers Guild of Twentynine Palms. We’re located where the Mohave Desert and the Colorado Desert converge and the Joshua Tree National Forest is our border. Twentynine Palms is in the high desert of California, but is filled with art galleries, Marines from the huge base, and retired educators and retired Marine families. It has everything from a museum to live theatre, a drive-in movie theater, massage parlor, tattoo artists, beauty shops, and barber shops galore. All those Marines need a haircut. To say it is a quirky place really doesn’t cover the scene. That means there is an extra element of weird in my Twisted Tales.

This collection ranges from humor to murderous intent. In one of the murder stories, you get to decide who the true victim was. There’s a love story involving a ghost and more ghosts in a desert “ghost” town. The Fairy Godmother makes an appearance in another tale. You learn about a blind man inventing cruise control. There is also a Watcher interested in Earth and the harmony of the spheres is interrupted. There are forgotten areas in our desert, and you will visit one where danger lurks.

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