Gary E. Smith
There is nothing like a perfect poem or short story that allows a person to truly enjoy reading. Gary E. Smith has written ‘A Collection of Short Stories and Poems’ that describes the writing life and the writers that live to share their stories. This is also a collection of short stories and poems that show the romantic side of this craft known as writing. The short stories and the ‘novella’ that is entitled ‘Alexandra’ describes the various relationships that writers pursue by chance. The poems at the end of this collection are verbally pictorial, as well as the photographs that the poem depicts. In other words, the words let you see the pictures even without the photographs.
Gary E. Smith has created the cover for this collection which is quite colorful with the shades of greens and purples, and the gravel path that depicts the path that writers may take. This collection describes the writing life for the characters of each of the short stories that are presented could be any person. Some of the stories somewhat describe what writing is and should be all about. ‘A Collection of Short Stories and Poems’ will show the reader how writing depicts the various emotions of ‘a’ or ‘the’ writer and the characters that they create. Gary E. Smith is a writer and a poet who is one very creative and emotional person who teaches through his writing.
Known for his mystery an.d suspense novels, Smith pivots his creative vision to crafting short stories that share universal truths wrapped in everyday encounters. Employing a breezy, conversational voice, Smith shares compact but complex narratives that most readers can connect with.
A Collection of Short Stories & Poems includes stories of profound loss. Stories of great friendships. Stories of growing old with a dog, of going to war an.d of course, stories of deep, romantic love.
There is beauty in brevity of a short story that is at once compact an.d complex, an.d the latest collection from award-winning author Gary E. Smith is a thought-provoking journey through profound human experiences. It’s perfect for perusing poolside or aNewtime readers want to escape into a world where everyday encounters turn out to be anything but ordinary
2021ISBN: 9781662919602 Gatekeeper Press 250 pages
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