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By Norma Wettengl

A Hodgepodge of Reflections: Fictional brief tales with an instructional Slant dwells at the interaction among the lifestyles situations of its characters in time and position and the human point, to supply a thought-provoking assortment that may satisfaction the fan of fictional brief tales with a 3rd measurement. to not be neglected are the insertions of the author’s homespun philosophy which are absolute to strike a responsive chord within the reader’s center. “A Turkey’s viewpoint” examines and analyzes the provide kinfolk and some in their buddies as they have fun an afternoon of Thanksgiving. “She Married Her Brother,” examines the results of lifelong deception, as protagonist Kate provides delivery to Leah after a quick fling in Australia after which pretends to be an older sister. And “Disillusioned Soldier” takes a Jamaican adolescence to manhattan urban as a landed immigrant. After 11th of September, a “radicalized” younger guy is deployed to Iraq. Calvin’s lifestyles as an infantryman portrays the frustrations of warfare that lead him from prepared player to disappointed veteran.About the writer Norma Wettengl used to be born in Jamaica, the place for the following twenty-four years ahead of her departure to Canada, her identification used to be indelibly marked by way of a West Indian impact. this day, even if, an older and wiser Canadian girl sees herself as a sobered creature of the universe, having triumphed over her more-than-fair percentage of painful studies, instead of belonging to anyone tradition. In 1960 she acquired a Bachelor of Arts measure from Queen’s collage at Kingston, Ontario, and later a degree in schooling from the college of the West Indies in Jamaica. From an early age, Wettengl famous in herself a love for phrases and the way they can be used to painting pictures and exhibit rules. It used to be now not until eventually concerning the yr 1990, besides the fact that, whilst she used to be not too busy elevating childrens singlehandedly, making ends meet, and solving issues round her to be attractive, that she chanced on the time to jot down poetry and brief tales from her domestic in North Vancouver, British Columbia, the place she has resided for the final twenty-three years.

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