Notes from the Nineties: Stories and Poems
M Thomas Apple, author
A beach in Ireland, a mountain temple in Japan, a hot summer drive in the Bronx, a dentist's office in Michigan, a hospital in San Francisco, and a bus ride through the Hudson Valley. Notes from the Nineties ties these disparate stories together with poems and photos between, with raw emotions: rage, tenderness, vindictiveness, jealousy, terror, sorrow, loss, acceptance. Stories featured in this collection include: Cois Fharraige - A group of exchange students in Ireland finding more to do than study language Father Knows Least - A college baseball player at home during winter break discovers all is not well with family The Firebrand - What happens when you're lost and your car breaks down in New York City? Kannuki - Self-disclosure is not necessarily the same as closure Boys Will be Boys - Family relations can sometimes be close...too close... The Lost Bunny Shrine of Annandale - Come with us into the Enchanted Forest. It's not too dark... Pockets - The Dark Lady...what happened after that one party? Only Rose knows... Frank - He says he's a liar...speaking frankly... The Four Teeth of the Apocrypha - Dentists and the occult should never mix... The Green and the Grey - On the bus from Albany, a chance conversation between fellow passengers may be telling... Training the Mountain Warrior - I did, actually, dangle my friend off a cliff in Japan. Seriously.