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If I Profane with My Unworthiest Hand [Kindle Edition]

Michael K. Rose
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Book Description

George and Susan Reed have lived a quiet life. But it has also been a life of quiet resentment, a life spent tolerating minor slights and annoyances. Those resentments finally catch up with them when George decides to assert himself and lead the life he wants to live, free of his wife’s judgement and disapproval. This is a short story of approximately 3,000 words/12 pages. It can also be found in Inner Lives: Three Short Stories and the collection Short Stories.

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  • File Size: 79 KB
  • Print Length: 12 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0068OYXIM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,131,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written Short Story February 25, 2012
By Craig
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I enjoyed the story. It was well written and held my interest making for a very quick read. Though the beginning started a little slow for my taste, Mr. Rose picked up the pace nicely and drew me in. I finished the story in one sitting and looked for more books by Mr. Rose. I have a new author to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marriage & Resentment May 30, 2012
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I first read this story in the collection "Inner Lives." "If I Profane with My Unworthiest Hand" is a good look at the "inner life" of what appears to be a happy couple. This is the story of George & Susan, who seem like a happily married couple. However, years of stifling their feelings has led to resentment. Wait until you see what George has hidden in the basement! This is a fantastic short. Michael K. Rose develops two characters so vividly in 3000 words, and that takes a true story teller. Hats off to Mr. Rose for entertaining me once again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Short, Pleasurable Read May 13, 2012
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Reminiscent of some of the more obscure Ray Bradbury shorts, "If I Profane with My Unworthiest Hand" is a thought-provoking, well-written and sad story. Rose answers the question "does love conquer all?" in a way that's not what you might expect.
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More About the Author

Michael K. Rose is a science fiction author who also dabbles in horror, fantasy and paranormal fiction.

His novel SULLIVAN'S WAR has been called "...a sci-fi thriller that definitely delivers!" and his collection SHORT STORIES has been praised as "...the purest form of literature, as rich as a bottle of Montrachet 1978 and as tasty as a generous cut of Wagyu beef." His novel CHRYSOPTERON has been hailed as a "...gem of a novel..." and "a masterpiece."

Michael graduated from Maine's Gould Academy in 1997 and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Arizona State University. He enjoys chess, tabletop gaming and classical music. He currently resides in the Phoenix area.

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