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Recycling (a short story) [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Livingston
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Book Description

A short story about the realisation of a new cycle in life. First published in the anthology "Scores 4" which is available from the University of St. Andrews Department of English.

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  • File Size: 86 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y0UIMW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely theme, Interesting Focus January 2, 2012
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As an American reader, I really enjoyed the brief look into British day-to-day life that this story afforded. The central theme of Recycling, was recycling or rebuilding one's life from the dregs after a personal loss. The author's use of society's focus on recycling and the daughter's learning about the benefits of recycling really helped parallel her mother's experience in moving on after a painful break up.

I did feel at a few points as if the author was telling the story to me rather than showing it through action. It wasn't overwhelming enough to bother me and the other aspects of the story were interesting enough for me to keep reading. In particular, I loved the final paragraph about the butterfly. It was a lovely way to wrap of the piece.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one May 19, 2012
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Everything that I have read from Stephen has been fantastic. His grasp on bring you into his stories are unparalleled with other writers in this genre. You can't go wrong selecting one of his books and to add icing on the cake, he also offers his books free of charge now and then. Recycling is a pretty good read and will keep you reading until you finish it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recycling Your Life September 13, 2012
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A nice little story that gives you an insight into British day-to-day life. I liked author's use of the theme of recycling to rebuild one's life.

The ending with the butterfly was a nice touch. An enjoyable story. Well worth 4-stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, thought provoking and encouraging August 29, 2013
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I downloaded Stephen Livingston's "Recycling: a short story" as a break away from the lengthier novels I have been reading. It didn't disappoint.

I completed this short story in one sitting and was intrigued and entertained throughout. The revelation of change that overcomes the main character, Mags, is compelling, thought provoking and encouraging.

It contains some punctuation slips, but overall is a well written short.

Livingston has a collection of his short stories available on Amazon under the title "Kindling."

Thanks for the good read Stephen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short and fast October 21, 2012
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This story zips right along. Almost before you know it you have reached the end. It is both surprising and satisfying though. A commentary within a commentary. While it would be great if thing worked out this fast the story gives hope. Recommended
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More About the Author

Stephen Livingston is an award winning short story author. His first published work, Choose Your Future, won the inaugural Canongate Prize for New Writing and is available in the anthology Scotland Into The New Era. His short story The Waster's Tale won the EndPapers Tales Series Prize and is available in the anthology Glasgow Tales. Another story Recycling was published in the anthology Scores 4 available from St Andrews University Dept of English where he received a post-graduate M. Litt. in Creative Writing. Kindling, his first collection of short stories, received the ePublishing Consortium Writers Award for exceptional writing.


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