Coffee and a Short Story marks Peter Glassman’s 14th published work and 2nd contemporary short story collection. Here are short, short tales which could be read at breakfast, lunch, or breaks with your favorite coffee drink. A Christmas wish comes true; a mummer job remembered; and a lost college love are among the 45 delightful literary vignettes to make your day fulfilling.
As a retired physician I’m devoting my time to writing novels, memoir-based fiction and short stories. My life as an author of fiction began in 2003 after a few years at Toastmasters International delivering captivating stories and speeches. I believe literature should be educational, fun, serious, full of feelings and always with a touch of fantasy and a thread of truth. Like all my novels true lifetime situations are interwoven with suspenseful and intriguing story lines. My 13 novels and short story book bear that philosophy out. Reviews of my books in Amazon.com have been 5-star. Comments for WHO WILL WEEP FOR ME such as “high school coming of age makes the story feel authentic and make the reader want more” is typical of reader satisfaction.
I live with my wife in San Antonio near my daughter and her family with four of my grandchildren. My goal as an author is to publish several novels a year with my novel portraying terrorism in the US, - OCEAN CITY HQ - recently published..
A young family dresses alike for this year's Trick-or-Treating. This mini-horror short story is one of over 40 short, short stories I wrote for the San Antonio Writer's Meetup. My granddaughter took it to her elementary school where it received accolades in all three third grade presentations. The tales of multiple genres encompass Holiday scenarios, romance, science fiction, crime drama, paranormal, historical, and a few 3-page excerpts from some of my 12 published thrillers. Coffee & A Short Story is a delightful way to enjoy your break at home or work and at the same time, get a piece of literary satisfaction.
Coffee and a Story
A middle-aged man appeared at the doorway. He looked at the Trick-or-Treaters and looked up at the sky. “What a great idea–a family dressed up the same and so realistic. And look there’s a full moon just like on Halloween two years ago.”