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"A Collection of Bummer Summers," by Johnny Bargain

A Collection of Bummer Summers

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Chaos cluttered the streets of New York City back then, which in the 1960s was all about Burn, Baby, Burn, especially in the ghetto neighborhoods where buildings were being incinerated. The cops were pigs. Revolutionaries were stirring up trouble on the Lower East Side. Squatters moved in everywhere. Lots of heroin was going down. And the French Connection was strong. The city was a place where nobody gave a rat’s ass about anybody but themselves.
…So begins the story of “A Collection of Bummer Summers.”

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Mostly True Stories And Other Lies

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“The mostly true stories in the first section of this book are reasonably accurate, although in several cases the truth has been rubber-banded. Interspersed are short stories composed entirely of lies. Plus, I’ve sprinkled in a few poems because poetry slows us down, forcing us to take time to ponder. Pondering seems to be in short supply these days.”

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Captured Reflections

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“Captured Reflections” is a collection of true and fictional short stories, a one-act play, a fairy tale, and poetry. The true stories recount memories of the devastating 1964 Alaskan Earthquake, Christmas traditions, the mystical side effects of macular degeneration, and old dogs. Fictional characters tackle miscommunication, misperceptions, and the unintended consequences of withholding information. Joan’s poetry explores haiku, limerick, pantoum, sestina, sonnet, rhyme, and free verse.

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Hankering For The Way It Was

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Hankering For The Way It Was is about me trying to grow up on a large farm during the 1940s and 1950s. It is about the dangers, the losses, and some of the fun, too. I loved my dogs, my 1949 Red Ryder BB gun, my genuine four-strand lariat, Saturday’s double-feature movies, and the joy of trying to keep my hardworking dad awake in church. ” — Roger G. Ritchey

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Gilmore by the Sea

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Whatever happened to the Sixties? Well, it headed north from California to the Central Oregon Coast, invading the Gilmore Hotel—“the only flop house with an ocean view and a waiting list.”

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The Unnatural Aging of Cheese

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The Unnatural Aging of Cheese is a collection of absolutely true humorous short stories that recount the painfully slow maturation process of one New Jersey slacker (nicknamed “Cheese”) as he transitions from wild party animal to mild-mannered parent and bumbling homeowner.

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In The Foglane

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For those unfamiliar with the term “foglane” I’m referring to the white line that runs along the road on the passenger side of a vehicle. Once you cross that line, you’re in the foglane.

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Talus & Scree #5

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An anthology of poems, essays, short stories, photographs and line drawings

edited by Carla Perry

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Talus & Scree #4

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Anthology of poems, essays, short stories, photographs and line drawings

edited by Carla Perry

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Talus & Scree #3

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Anthology of poems, essays, short stories, photographs and line drawings

edited by Carla Perry

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