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An Author's Perspective

Featuring new fiction from Ken Brosky and author authors, as well as occasional political commentary whenever something really important happens. But mostly fiction.

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A new book for a new year!

ken brosky, writing, short stories, books, amazon, fiction, literature, local, bay view, milwaukee, wisconsin, author

I haven't blogged in awhile now, mainly because I've been teaching AND trying to put together a collection of my published short stories. The collection, published with the help of Brew City Press's dedicated volunteers, includes 10 previously published short stories and one previously unpublished short story. 9 of the short stories in this collection were written in a little apartment building right down on Kinnickinnic Avenue.

You can download it through Amazon.com for only $2.99. How about that? The book starting to pick up a few reviews here and there, and the news is good:

From phone hackers to an Iraqi searching for his missing leg, these are thought-provoking accounts packed with powerful images. They don't include Brosky's earlier horror writing, but they do provide a virtual feast of emotions that do include horror, humor and observations of the human condition. 'Amazon.com' is the only essay included in this collection of fiction, and provides a fine and unexpected survey of the internet giant. Brosky's short stories always open with a bang: "I knew this guy, babe, he could do things with his mouth you ain't never seen. And I ain't talking about sex here, all right? All right? Get your head out of the gutter and listen to me, because this is a story that's gonna blow your mind." That's part of his special power: imparting scenarios and openings that keep you reading. But the tension and unexpected twists don't end with the opening lines: it is evident throughout the chatty, involving story line: "It all started in the 1960s, when Cap'n Crunch cereal included a free toy whistle in every box. The whistle just so happened to produce a 2600hz tone, which is the exact same tone that AT&T used as a steady signal for unused long-distance lines."

--Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

You can also buy a print version for $10.00.

Enjoy!

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