Five Short Stories: Chile Lindo Santiago Querido

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Video: Chile Lindo Santiago Querido

Why should anyone read, “Five Short Stories“? To enjoy your story, within the limitations of your life. We all live busy lives: family, work, relationships, friendships, rest, and relaxation. We have obligations to meet, we are multitasking constantly. That’s why many people just don’t even bother…

What we do have is a small window of opportunity. We travel to work, sitting in a car, on a bus, on a train, on a plane. That’s the moment to read for 15 to 30 minutes. With this book, when you arrive at your destination, you have completely finished reading your story:

1. Journey of a Hero: Who is a hero/heroine? Answer: Anyone who does something requiring courage, bravery, disregarding one’s own personal safety. Could someone be a hero/heroine without even being aware of their actions? Maybe, but in the end, the reader must decide who, or rather, if the story has a true, hero/heroine. Yet our hero (?) will go on a journey, a quest if you will, for riches, wealth, and power. What will he/she find? Read this story for the surprising answer…

2. True Love is a love that conquers all obstacles to be together, and in this second story, there will be a seemingly unconquerable obstacle. Our hero will risk everything for the woman he loves, but will it be enough? You must answer that question my friend…

3. Impossible Love, we know this story well, for have we all not loved? Yes, under circumstances when it would have been wiser, NOT to have loved, we have loved. Impossible Love is not bound by the dictates of reason and logic, as we shall see in the third story. This story will help you remember your own impossible love story…

4. In the fourth story, when love does not live anymore, then it must be WAR, and there is no WAR more terrifying, than when it is a Wronged Woman At War, as we shall see in the ageless story of love, war and revenge handed down to us by the Roman historian Tacitus.

5. In the final story, we seek PEACE, and a seemingly innocent hero, unaware of anything except the present moment, must make a choice, a final decision, with the fate of the Earth unknowingly hanging in the balance. Will it be the right choice? Read this book to find out…

Five great stories, short, enjoyable, a pleasant way to bring the joy of reading back into your life, or, to continue a wonderful habit…the joy and pleasure that is found in reading great stories in great and wonderful books…

“The first necessity for the short story…is necessariness. The story, that is to say, must spring from an impression or perception pressing enough, acute enough to have made the writer write.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen

“The short-story writer knows that he can’t proceed cumulatively, that time is not his ally. His only solution is to work vertically, heading up or down in literary space.” ~ Julio Cortazar

“I like to read short stories and I like to write short stories. The connection is obvious.” ~ Thomas Jerome Baker

“What you are today and what you will become in five years depends on two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” ~ Twyla Tharp

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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