Storytellers are liars; poets are too. We give words to animals, voice to the wind; we generate lines for the mountains and stones to speak. We feign conversation with God, fake third person omniscience and pretend the heart of man means more than its daily spikes and plodding rhythmn. We talk as if it were love's abode, when it is in fact nothing more than corridors echoing with the organ music of life, not love. We are liars just as the prophets were, but we are storytellers, so that's what we do.
From: Proem, The Mystery of Miss Tree and Mr E
Strong characters, old questions, the surprise of sex, life and death . . . The Mystery of Miss Tree and Mr E is a book for word lovers . . . a book of offbeat adventure, provocative fiction and discovery at play.
The stories from The Mystery of Miss Tree and Mr E have been harvested separately and released under a new title. Stories from the Road includes short stories, two mini-novels (one new for the Kindle and the title novella), and a one-act play. For those who prefer their poetry and thoughts delivered free of narrative, Wordgrove Press presents, Poems & Essays: A companion book. Readers will be introduced to the tally poem, a short form based on a voting board. Love thrives and dies, punctuation flirts with verbs and breeds with nouns, poems breathe in the body of this book.
Uncommon reality is given a large stage in the storybook. Love battles whimsy, while hope takes on dismay in the poetry and essays.
Reserve a couple of hours for the title novella. Settle in as our old human chronicle takes on a new epic luster and becomes a journey again.