Howard Kapostash has not spoken in 30 years. Ever since a severe blow to the head during his days in the Army, words unravel in his mouth and letters on the page make no sense at all. Because of his extremely limited communication abilities, a small repertory of gestures and simple sounds, most people think he is disturbed. No one understands that Howard is still the same man he was before enlisting, still awed by the beauty of a landscape, still pining for his high school sweetheart, Sylvia.
Pushcart Prize nominee Dave King delivers a moving novel that explores the nature of family. Wounded in Vietnam, Howard Kapostash is unable to speak, read, or write, although his intelligence is normal. Now middle-aged, he lives a lonely existence. But then his former high school sweetheart entrusts her nine-year-old son to Howard when she enters drug rehab. Suddenly a father figure, Howard begins to open up, and the emotional wounds of his past start to heal.
"Vietnam Vet Struggles with Handicap"
The debut episode of The Mortified Podcast delivers a Valentine tribute to teen romance with a painfully earnest high school love letter from February 14,1994. Mortified is a storytelling and live performance series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids - diaries, letters, lyrics and beyond - in front of total strangers.
What can a man expect from his Creator after losing his wife to a long, debilitating illness, then agonizing over raising two daughters on his own? Being challenged to pursue a new career path, not once, not twice but three times early in his adult life can also create anxiety about the future. Patrik Veillein, as a newly-married young man (with a dutiful but recalcitrant wife in tow), turns away from the comforts of small town life to help his uncle manage a road-side inn many miles away.
"A great character driven fantasy story"
Stan Leidel has vanished from Beatty…again...leaving his two sons, Tim and Mark, to once again fend for themselves. But this time, there just has to be a good ending to the story! That Hoosiers Cap...a short story of 11000 words.
"To Cap Things Off"
Lycentia... the City of Light... the city where finance, friendship and faith are being blended together to produce what could be a fabulous future for all Betrovians. Patrik, the recalcitrant innkeeper and Galena, his younger daughter, load up the wagon, lock up The Lonely Fox Inn and head east for Lycentia.
"A worthy sequel to an excellent fantasy novel"
Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have lived life to the fullest. They had fantastically rich northern childhoods laced with food and fun, but of course with some tragedy too. But we also get to know the early Bikers - we find out how their friendship developed and all of the mad capers and round-the-world trips they went on. Perfect for their fans, heavily seasoned with warmth, food, love, bikes and bro-mance, the Hairies never fail to entertain.