Book: Half a Dozen Star Jumps by Helen J. Bealcategories: Book, Auguste Rodin, The Thinker, Metaphysical, Fantastical, Magical, Literary Fiction, Contemporary, Arundel Castle, Imagination, Short Stories
Helen J. Bealabout this book: Half a Dozen Star Jumps is a short collection of six short stories I wrote over about eighteen months. Their themes vary but they are mostly about love at the core, and they share similarities particularly around the use of unusual narrators (a favorite of mine) - one is told by a woodpecker - another by a sculpture (a famous one - you'll have to guess who but the clues are there!). I titled the collection 'Half a Dozen Star Jumps' as I consider myself primarily a novelist, but really enjoy writing occasionally in the shorter form as it's very good practice for remembering the essential elements of what make a story work and tearing the prose right back to the essentials. Where writing a novel is like a marathon for the mind, a short story is a star jump for the creative brain.
The stories are fantastical, metaphysical and will require the reader to let their imagination run loose!
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