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From traditional to experimental, this collection of short stories includes mysteries, monologues, literary pieces, and mischievous whimsy. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, the stories aim to challenge as much as they strive to please. Strangers become intimates, intimates become strangers: the world is turned upside down, shaken, then served up with a wink. These stories take the listener to private places: they are unforgettable inside stories.

"Cello Fingers": A young man, depressed by the world as he finds it, is about to cash in his chips. Bach and a beautiful woman define his exit strategy.

"Poor Louise": A man has just lost his wife. But not his Lakers tickets.

"Capanelli's": A couple, happily cruising through life, is about to meet a man for drinks. Nobody is looking forward to it.

"Sammy's Dad": A girl and her father have been going to the bookstore for years. Together, but not really.

"Just for Me": A man must get to the theatre by eight o'clock. Tonight's performance is just for him.

"Five Pounds": Lissa and Brent need each other. Lucky for everyone else.

"Brancusi": Maritza is the girl of his dreams. What he wouldn't do for her.

© and (P) Mike Yachnik

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