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The Short Stories of B.H. Bentzman

  • Published: September 2000
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 188
  • Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9780738828558
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This is a collection of fictional short stories about people who must deal with personal dilemmas.  All but two have been published on the Internet, although I have permitted myself to revise them for this book.  Below I provide a one line summary for each of the fifteen stories.

"The Greatest Escape"

An eyewitness to Houdini's greatest escape.

"Katherine’s Night Out"

Katherine, a suburbanite, takes a walk one night during a snowstorm and has an adventure.

"The Patron"

An artistic photograph fouls the relationship a good man has with his family.

"A Brief History of Saint Jasper"

A short summary of the holy life of a little known saint who never made it to heaven.

"For Paula, Drunk and Alone . . ."

Paula cannot enjoy her holiday because she doesn't know the test result of a medical exam.

"Mr Longstreet’s Short Excursion to Pittsburgh"

Mr Longstreet tries to escape his unhappiness by driving.

"Between Rage and Despair"

A married couple, having separated, still has difficulties ending the relationship.

"The Good Book"

The surprising beginnings of romance.

"Choice of Weapons"

Ken is afraid to be without a gun and must come to terms with it.

"The Cheshire Downs Dialogue"

A brief conversation between a doctor who performs abortions and a man who is religiously opposed.

"The Gospel According to Judas"

The Gospel as told from the point of view of Judas Iscariot.


Mr Longstreet gets a speeding ticket.

"At the Gates of Hell"

The story of a man's reluctance to attend his high school reunion.


A man wakes to find himself sleeping in a strange bed with a strange woman who claims to be his wife.

"The Healing of SK"

The reunion of two Vietnam veterans, one of whom is supposed to be dead.

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