Charles Lapine Presents Reader Collection of Short Stories
Lapine explores different settings in his stories, including the heart of a forest, the depths of outer space and locations from the past, present and future. Lapine's stories may be short, but he hopes that readers will continue to think of them long after they finish his book.
"When I read a book or watch a movie," Lapine says, "I don't want the same standard ending. Hopefully, people will think of this book, and the stories within, as somewhat original and not standard literary fare."
An excerpt from "Novelty, Bloom, and Shine":
"Jamie's reflection in the mirror had barely changed; she looked almost exactly the same as she did over thirty years ago. She wasn't a nubile twenty-four-year-old, but she looked like an attractive thirty-one-year-old, which was not even close to her real age of fifty-nine, but then, that's what the pill had promised."
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