and other Short Stories
by Joseph T. McFadden
"Short stories direct from your mother's knee,
will make you laugh and cry."
-- Sandy Whelchel, Authorship Magazine, Spring 2002
Gossip, whether the dominating or an insidious force, is the underlying
catalyst for each of the stories in "Fulton's Monkey." The stories
in this collection depict manifestations of human frailty: pride,
poverty, avarice, penury, envy, love, lust, racial strife or organized
religion set against the backdrop of gossip.
Paperback: 205 pages ; Published April 1, 2002
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In the short story, Power, Willard Mills is a man with a purpose,
possessing a ceaseless appetite for work and no fears. Then one day, he returns
to the farm with a new plan. He's discovered dynamite. Saw
it in a newsreel at the movies. With the possibilities of dynamite;
he had the answer; this was the power he needed.
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