- Paperback: 114 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 29, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 145385925X
- ISBN-13: 978-1453859254
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,915,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom Paperback – September 29, 2010
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Mel Bosworth possesses a genuine and gentle humor. In Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom, he introduces us to David and Samantha who exist in a world which allows them to be innocent and absurd and doesn't punish them for it, a world in which the future is fixed and known yet completely invented as it is approached. This paradox tugs at our perception of narrative, the future already past. During the short time they have together, they're not ashamed to have fun, or to embrace their fear of what s already happened. David and Samantha shape the world around them, a world many of us would rather live in, just like real people. --Eric Beeny, author of Snowing Fireflies
A story I would like to have lived, a story everyone would like to have lived at least once in their life is Mel Bosworth's, Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom. Love, lots of love; crazy, drunk, imagined, real, unreciprocated, reciprocated, desperate, blissful, drunken, lustful, unforgiving and the dance all these types of love make one do. David loves Samantha. This is decided within minutes of their first/second meeting after a three-month separation after a drunkenly brief first meeting. With the timer of a week's visit ticking away and the world they keep running into telling them to hurry up and skip ahead to the next chapter already, these two lovers dance for us. As kings and queens of the bar and in a monster suit comprised of four arms, four legs and private parts of both kinds, they attack each other and our romantic hearts. They win with a stomach punch as we spit leaves and twigs, happy in their happiness, a pair of black panties with a red gun on the crotch safely tucked in our back pocket. --xTx, author of Nobody Trusts a Black Magician --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Mel Bosworth is the author of Freight (Folded Word Press, 2011) and When the Cats Razzed the Chickens (Folded Word Press, 2009). Mel lives, breathes, and laughs in western Massachusetts.