Flames of Quiet Light: Thirteen Tiny Tales of Love and Loss

Flames of Quiet Light Thirteen Tiny Tales of Love and Loss Flames of Quiet Light Thirteen Tiny Tales of Love and Loss Greta is a wife mother and also a junkie struggling to make amends with her husband She s desperate to form the right words in Unscrambling

  • Title: Flames of Quiet Light: Thirteen Tiny Tales of Love and Loss
  • Author: Angel Zapata
  • ISBN: 9781491239940
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Flames of Quiet Light Thirteen Tiny Tales of Love and Loss.Greta is a wife, mother, and also a junkie struggling to make amends with her husband She s desperate to form the right words in Unscrambling Love After an extended period of unemployment and the death of his mother, Jeremy is hired at a funeral home as one of its two onsite positions for Keeners, men or womeFlames of Quiet Light Thirteen Tiny Tales of Love and Loss.Greta is a wife, mother, and also a junkie struggling to make amends with her husband She s desperate to form the right words in Unscrambling Love After an extended period of unemployment and the death of his mother, Jeremy is hired at a funeral home as one of its two onsite positions for Keeners, men or women given the responsibility to lead the lament for lost love ones.A mother and her young son board a city bus in Carrion Folk They re hoping to escape the abusive Vulture Man , but there may not be a destination far enough away from him.Edward is preparing his house for the arrival of the magi on El D a de los Reyes The Day of the Kings His younger children are excited, but his eldest son, Aaron, is having doubts about the magic of the holiday seasonYou ll find these stories and nine tales of love and loss burning inside the Flames of Quiet Light Includes fiction previously published online or in printed journals as well as two brand new tales, The Divinity of Grass and Fifth Grade There used to be a fence here, around this domicile husk The children, two by two, were ushered through the gates Small, bare feet hovered above the earth like ghosts, touching air and nothing else It was the large hands of strangers that swung them over the steps, set them down on the cool tile floor of the orphanage lobby.The boy remembers that when it stormed the window shades would sway like paper arks, and all the caged animals on the curtains two rabbits, two canaries, two cats, two dogs would dissolve to whimpers and scratches, broken only by the sound of thunder or the creak of bedsprings in the dark room.The girl has no memory of fur or feathers She would listen to the rain fall and pretend the lightning bolts were a carnival of cotton candy Her numb fingers became paper cones for electric blue curls from The Stormfire Girl

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    1. A brilliant little collection of short tales by Angel Zapata. I first read his work online and became a bit of a fan of his style. This collection certainly reminded why I think he is a great writer.Each story is only a few pages long, but the length isn't what sticks with you - it is the characters. In small portions of tales, Angel brings to bear all the skills of writing short fiction with regularity.My favourite story (and idea) was "Keeners" - people hired to wail and moan at funerals. It h [...]

    2. Eloquent Suspense with a Subtle Dash of DreadThese stories will send your heart soaring high into the sky, then plunge it down below the dirt. Between these highs and lows, you'll find hope, love, fear and despair. My particular favorite story of the bunch is called, “Carrion Folk." I felt I was holding my breath through the whole story until the final page. The “Vulture Man“ may not be someone you know, but certainly he isn't a character you'll forget. All the stories are pretty fantastic [...]

    3. Angel Zapata's work often has a hypnotic quality. You won't know which to revel most: the poetic prose or the stories. All 13 stories that make up Flames of Quiet Light are expertly written. Each are powerful and haunting ("Carron Folk" is still following me around). For new authors, this is a must read. This is how it's done.

    4. ??????? I'm not sure what to say about this book, at first I thought it was going to be inspirational and then it took a whole new route, it was kind of weird and may be a hard read(it is very deep and out there)for some.

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