Category Archives: short stories

Book Promotions

My books ‘Samantha’ and ‘The Suspect and other tales’ are both available for free on the Kindle store.

SAMANTHA“Samantha tells a story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. Can Sam’s love for Peter, a man she meets in a nightclub, save her? Or will Sam end her life in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Dock?”

‘Samantha’ will be available from November 9th – 13th. To read ‘Samantha’, please visit here for the UK and here for the US.

THE SUSPECT AND OTHER TALES“Tales of the unexpected, ranging from stories of crime and vengeance through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.”

‘The Suspect and other tales’ will be available from November 14th – 18th. To read ‘The Suspect and other tales’ please visit here for the UK and here for the US.

My book ‘The Writers Pen and other poems’ is also available in Paperback. Please visit here for the UK and here for the US. For the Kindle version please visit here for the UK and here for the US.

THE WRITERS PEN AND OTHER POEMS“A collection of 44 poems encompassing the passing of the years, nature, man’s place in the world and politics.”

 

 

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Today is Author’s Day

On local radio today I learned that November 1st is National Author’s Day, https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/authors-day/. I must confess to not having heard of this celebration until early this morning and being intrigued did a little digging which turned up the above link.

From the above, it appears that Author’s Day is an American celebration (it was certainly started in the USA). However given that it was mentioned on a (UK) local radio station, this celebration would appear to have crossed the Atlantic.

I would be interested to know whether any of my readers has any additional information regarding Author’s Day?

Kevin

Free book promotions

My books ‘Sting in the tail and other stories’, ‘Streetwalker and other stories’ and ‘An act of mercy and other stories’ will be available for free in the Kindle Store. The deal will be running from the 19th October to 23rd October.

Sting in the tail and other stories by [Morris, K.]

For ‘Sting in the tail and other stories’, please visit here for the UK, and here for the US.

For ‘Streetwalker and other stories’, please visit here for the UK and here for the US.

An act of mercy and other stories by [Morris, K.]

For ‘An act of mercy and other stories’ please visit here for the UK and here for the US.

My latest collection of poems, ‘The Writers Pen and other poems’, is available in the Kindle store and can be found here for the UK and here for the US.

The Writer's Pen and Other Poems by [Morris, K.]

For reviews of ‘The Writers Pen’, please visit Goodreads here.

 

Beer in the library

I have long been a fan of traditional pubs, and when one adds into the mix a library, the Westow House is definitely my kind of establishment.

Some 25 minutes walking distance from my home in Crystal Palace, stands the Westow, a traditional pub. I haden’t visited the place for a while however, on Sunday 2 September I decided to treat myself to a good old-fashioned pub roast and a pint. I got to the Westow at approximately 12:30 as I wanted to gain a seat in a quiet corner with plenty of room for my guide dog, Trigger to stretch out. I was delighted to secure a seat in a corner of the library (a section of the Westow stocked with books, some of which have seen better days as testified by their tatty bindings, but all of which helps to add to the character of the place).

Seated comfortably in an armchair, I enjoyed an excellent roast beef dinner with a garnishing of Horse Raddish, together with a pint of beer. Being visually impaired I am unable to read print. It was, however lovely to be surrounded by books and I took pleasure in handling several volumes despite my inability to read them. Ever since I was a child I’ve always relished the scent and feel of books which does, I think go back to when my grandfather would take me to W. H. Smiths to buy a book, which he would read to me once we reached home.

On first entering the Westow the premises where quiet (a situation ideally suited for anyone wishing to avail themselves of a good book and a pint or 2 of beer). As the pub filled up, the sound of conversation and people playing snooker replaced the comparative silence. However, to someone lost in a good book I’m sure that this would not distract from the pleasure of reading.

My roast beef dinner, including a pint of beer, came to precisely £19. While some might consider this rather expensive, given the friendly atmosphere and the quality of the food I’d certainly recommend the Westow House, https://westowhouse.com

Skim Reading Is The New Normal

My thanks to my friend, Brien for drawing the below article to my attention.

“We need to cultivate a new kind of brain: a “bi-literate” reading brain capable of the deepest forms of thought in either digital or traditional mediums. A great deal hangs on it: the ability of citizens in a vibrant democracy to try on other perspectives and discern truth; the capacity of our children and grandchildren to appreciate and create beauty; and the ability in ourselves to go beyond our present glut of information to reach the knowledge and wisdom necessary to sustain a good society”.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/skim-reading-new-normal-maryanne-wolf