Life’s Rich Tapestry is a collection of verse, microfiction and short stories that explore many aspects of our human nature and the wonders of the natural world. Reflections on our earliest beginnings and what is yet to come, with characters as diverse as a French speaking elephant and a cyborg warrior.
Finding the right number of syllables for a Haiku, Tanka, Etheree or Cinquain focuses the mind; as does 99 word microfiction, bringing a different level of intensity to storytelling. You will find stories about the past, the present and the future told in 17 syllables to 2,000 words, all celebrating life.
This book is also recognition of the value to a writer, of being part of a generous and inspiring blogging community, where writing challenges encourage us to explore new styles and genres.Sally Cronin ~ Amazon Author Page
“Life’s Rich Tapestry” is a brilliant collection of syllabic verses, flash fiction, and short stories inspired by various poetry and writing challenges from within the author’s writing community.
Each selection introduces the reader to characters richly woven from a pathos of life experience. Some stories championed the underdog revealing the human condition in such a way that left the reader cheering by the end. Other stories offered a feel-good ending which I found attractive.
There’s something here for everyone, from fairies to pets, the natural world, and those we never want to forget.
This collection also provided a selection of stories dedicated to animals. The Haiku called a “Walk Across a Bridge” touched me deeply. In seventeen syllables, this author penned a tribute that will resonate with all who’ve ever loved and lost a beloved pet.
And that is Cronin’s gift. She shares her life perspective through her writing, making clear how connected we really are to each other through thoughts and feelings.
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I have been a storyteller most of my life (my mother called them fibs!). Poetry, song lyrics, and short stories were left behind when work and life intruded, but that all changed in 1996. My first book, Size Matters was a health and weight loss book based on my own experiences of losing 70 kilos. I have written another twelve books since then on health and also fiction, including four collections of short stories. My latest book is a collection of verses, micro fiction and speculative short stories titled Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words.
I am an indie author and proud to be one. My greatest pleasure comes from those readers who enjoy my take on health, characters and twisted endings… and of course come back for more.
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