50 States: A Collection Of Short Short Stories

Copywrite, Ink.
Ebook
378
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Eligible

About this ebook

"A cleverly conceived, character-driven, if overstuffed, anthology sure to delight and enchant." — Kirkus Reviews


"A stellar debut with 50 States!" — Readers' Favorite


An Idaho farmer who aches for absolution after a tragedy is given one more chance at redemption. Two runaways cross paths in a Tennessee bus station with only one ticket between them. A family sees looters racing toward their home as they escape an Oregon wildfire. A young couple takes a reckless turn off a state highway in Utah and find themselves in a nightmarish government biohazard area.


These and 46 more shorts make up an anthology that will surprise readers with each new thought-provoking story as they skip across different genres, moods, and states of mind. Together, they provide a character-driven sampling of the American experience over the last 60 years — the kind and the cruel, the heroic and criminal — in unpredictable and exciting ways.


50 States is a debut collection of short stories that captures the human condition and how perception shapes destiny. The book spans several literary genres with each short story set in a different state across America.

About the author

Richard R. Becker is an award-winning American writer. His debut collection of experimental and speculative fiction began as a project to write one story a week for 50 weeks. He continues to expand many of these stories for inclusion in a second collection, and expects some will evolve into larger works.

As a journalist, Richard has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, with his byline appearing in the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and publications for Simon & Schuster and Paramount Communications. He also scripted a documentary produced with PBS and contributed to five books, including “Beyond Generation X: A Practical Guide for Managers” and the American Ambulance Association’s “Public Relations Handbook.”

He is also president of Copywrite, Ink. and, from 2000-2020, Richard taught as an instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Specifically, he taught writing, editing, and social media classes. He is married and has two children.

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