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Length: 18 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 207 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Publisher: All Things That Matter Press (June 12, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 12, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DDXQO24
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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A New Englander by birth and disposition and trained as a psychologist and minister, Ken Weene has worked as an educator and psychotherapist.

Besides writing, Ken's earlier interests included whitewater rafting, travel, and playing paintball.

Ken's short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous publications. An anthology of his writings, Songs for my Father, was published by Inkwell Productions.

Three of Ken's novels and a set of two short stories are published by All Things That Matter Press. Another novel, Broody New Englander, has just been published. His next book, a crime novel "Times To Try the Soul of Man," will be coming soon.

Now in semi-retirement, Ken and his wife live in Arizona. There Ken has been able to indulge his passion for writing and enjoying life.

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First, I must admit I am a huge fan of Kenneth Weenes' writing yet this short story touched my heart 0n so many levels

Kenneth captured the differences of religious beliefs as well as their similarities. The character of Father Eduardo, though pious, had the ability to understand. To realize though we are not all of one faith, it does not mean there is little merit in beliefs of others. His relationship with Tomas, his respect of the people within this small village and his understanding of human weakness and strength shines through.

Perhaps there will always be rivalry between siblings. Especially when a parent may unintentionally favor one child above the other. It happens every day. Yet this is a story about good and evil, life choices, love of family and church and most of all a deep sadness. The grief of knowing you cannot fix another, no matter how much love or friendship you provide.

A wonderful journey within a small village.

Well done Mr. Weene.

Monica M BrinkmanThe Turn of the Karmic Wheel
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El Catrin
By Kenneth Weene

I'm a great admirer of author Weene's short stories and novels, mostly based on the human condition. El Catrin is no exception due to the excellent venues he uses to make a story memorable.

Father Eduardo is an unusual priest in that he allows the native rites and passages to intermingle within the doctrine of the Catholic Church. His parish, a little Indian village is highly religious, living by both their own pagan practices and those of the Church. And it is his whole life; these people with their problems, enthusiam and deep devotion to God and themselves.

The village is a Garden of Eden and like Eden, contains both beauty and disobedience. Two brothers, one loving and kind, the other hating that brother reminds one of Cain and Abel. A prank by the one brother is not meant to be a joke, as the startling ending denotes. Author Kenneth Weene never disappoints the reader and this poignant short story is proof of it.

Micki Peluso: author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang
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It's a good thing Ken Weene is addicted to writing, rather than sitting at McDonalds drinking coffee.

In this story he masterfully paints a picture that places the reader in the town square of a rural Mexican village. One can clearly view the scene, hear the frenzied drums, the whoops of the dancers, and get swept up into the festivities.

The complexities of the priest's deviation from his faith, the careful details of the pagan ritual, the father's reaction to his eldest son's spiteful prank, and the generosity of the favorite son, born of guilt, tug the reader's emotions in four directions all at one time.

But it is the ending that leaves one gasping.
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As the title of this review suggests, I was captivated and intrigued from the very first page of Ken Weene's well-written "El Catrin". I mostly read non-fiction, but this short story came to my attention as having an underlying mystical tone, so I downloaded it. And I am still thrilled that I did! I love the twist and turns it takes and the character descriptions are outstanding. Also, still feeling shivers from it's mystical implications!

Thank you for such a riveting story, Mr. Weene.

Martha Love
Author of What's Behind Your Belly Button?: A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct
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