A bountiful gift - invigorate your imagination
For many, life has become time poor and distraction rich. The short story may offer an opportunity to take a brief respite from the always-on culture of the multi-media environment, allowing a tiny escape – a small investment of focus to be rewarded by a bountiful gift that salvages or invigorates the imagination.
Contributors: Emma Smith, John Frew, Sophia Jackson-Gill, S.R. McGlynn, Valerie Horton, Robbie Gilmore, Aviva Dale Martin.
JOURNEY THROUGH UNCERTAINTY
& OTHER SHORT STORIES
Featuring physical and emotional journeys, endured and enjoyed, with humour and courage – each one a testimony to a place, or an event, or a sentiment.
Our writers have journeyed all day, but not moved very far – have taken circular routes, finishing where they started – but have broadened their view far more than they ever thought possible. In all cases, there have been realities contemplated and revealed, and life-lessons learned.
Celebrate this collection of thought provoking and inspirational travel tales written by seven different authors who were selected as the best from a large number of submissions to the 2016 Ouen Press short story competition.
PRICE: GBP 8.99
DIMENSIONS:129 x 198 mm
"As a gift of time and thought, this collection holds the possibility for the reader to be inspired, enlightened or entertained – possibly all three!" Ouen Press
Contributions from: Robert Hull, Claire Lawrence, Jane Connolly, Myra King, Vanessa Horn, Gabrielle Mullarkey, Carol Fenlon, Gail Landon, Juliet Robinson & Linda Tyler.
LAST CALL & OTHER SHORT STORIES
From Swiss mountain ranges to small-town Canada, across urban and rural landscapes, local and far away.
These stories of fictitious canines portrayed in many different circumstances as their 'jobs' dictate or their conditions demand - take the reader on countless memorable journeys that amazingly are also able to reflect that vast, often unfathomable melting pot of human emotions and intentions.
Celebrate this compelling variety of tales written by ten different authors who were selected as the best from a large number of submissions to the 2015 Ouen Press short story competition.
PRICE: GBP 8.99
DIMENSIONS: 129 x 198 mm
"The blurb on this book says 'if you love dogs you’ll like this book - if you like short stories you’ll love this book.' Well I can’t say I’m a great dog person, lifestyle makes keeping pets impractical (and unfair on the animal) but I do enjoy a good read. Last Call is a good read, it’s not a rant of fluffy experiences but a penned crossbreed of tales coming from all different angles providing the reader with unexpected twists and well thought out endings from a wide selection of writers. Recommended but probably not for the kids!" Amazon 4-star review