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13 Stories from the West Hartford Fiction Writers Group

West Hartford Fiction Writers Group

Published May 11th 2012
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209 pages
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All proceeds from the sale of this ebook go to the Roman Reed Foundation for Spinal Cord Research. Please visit their website at http://www.romanreedfoundation.com/.This anthology of short fiction from established and emerging talents covers multipleMoreAll proceeds from the sale of this ebook go to the Roman Reed Foundation for Spinal Cord Research. Please visit their website at http://www.romanreedfoundation.com/.This anthology of short fiction from established and emerging talents covers multiple genres including adventure, science-fiction, crime, romance, and mystery. Inside, youll find stories from:Richard ArvedonChris BlakeA.D. BloomLida BoynickGunter DavidSarah D. FitzGeraldCorina A. LopesCharlotte MasonJean PeelleT.J. RobidouxSam RothmanDoug StoneNoel TroyForeword written by Denning Powell:There are two fascinating things about writer’s groups… the stories… and the people who write them. I had the great honor and privilege of being a member of the West Hartford Fiction Writers Group since its inception in 2005 until I moved to Hawaii in 2011.The stories produced spanned almost six years, with monthly meetings, and usually three stories per meeting. So during my tenure with the group over two hundred stories were reviewed, ranging from flash fiction up to portions of full-length novels. The stories were diverse: tragedy, comedy, fantasy, reality, romance, anger, compassion, indifference, suspense, war, peace, drama, farce and everything in between—including some real genre-benders.And the writers were as diverse as the stories: a cross-section of humanity, viewpoints, values and beliefs. The beauty of this group is that it actually worked, and worked well. Its stated purpose was -- and still is -- to “provide a nurturing and supportive cocoon for the creative process… offering friendly and constructive feedback”. Each member of the group understood that purpose and internalized it: story reviews were honest but kind, and the insights provided were thoughtful and accurate. It occurs to me, looking back, that we should offer the group as a working model for Congress- the country would be a whole lot better off.Lastly, the group owes its existence to Joe Cadieux of the Noah Webster Public Library. He astutely discerned the writer creativity lurking out there in the community, allowed it a voice and gave it a home. Old Noah would be proud of him. I am too.My congratulations to the group on bringing forth this first anthology, and best wishes for its success. I hope that many more will follow. With a loving Aloha from the Big Island,Denning Powell(aka Lee Denning, author of the Nova sapiens trilogy)Saint Paddy’s Day, 2012