A Montage of a Mauve Reality

A Collection of Unusual Short Stories

by Thomas James Taylor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 30/03/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781984502155
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781984502148

About the Book

The Busker Just another wandering minstrel? Locomotive Breath Not only a great song by Jethro Tull but also a frantic day-in-the-life story when it all just seems to go wrong. Dark Gallery We all have regrets, don’t we? What happens to all those bad memories when we keep them suppressed? Seeds of Dissent The function of government is to facilitate the democratic view of what an ideal society ought to be, but how do our younger citizens feel about the decisions being made? After all, today’s decisions do become their inheritance. Bastards Honesty and integrity—still admirable traits in modern society, or has it become acceptable to trade them off in the pursuit of wealth, success, and self-gratification? The Gravity of Elm’s Situation For every life a separate reality. Nineteen thought-provoking stories on almost as many subjects!

About the Author

Tom Taylor was born near Morphett Vale, South Australia, on Dec, 1st, 1954, and was raised on the family farm, Thrush Grove, which was established during early colonization of the state, and lived there with his family until 1977. Possessing a penchant for adventure, he has embarked on several working tours of Australia, which, together with his rather wide-ranging and sometimes harrowing experiences, has provided him with a rich source of material from which to draw inspiration. In 1983, he retired from work-a-day life and began writing, as much to satisfy his creative bent as to delve a few of the many subjects which had always interested him. "The whole question of existence, being human and living in a world of seemingly limitless possibility is far more food for thought than I could digest in several lifetimes," he says. Tom presently resides near the coast, south of Adelaide, sharing life with his partner, Janet, and is currently busy as a musician while preparing his next three paperbacks for publication. His agile mind and quirky sense of humour are capable of imbuing new interest into almost any subject, and his irresistible curiosity and fascination with life translates into compelling story-telling. Let those who have become disenchanted, cynical and jaded by every-day existence be heartened. Here are a new set of glasses through which to view your universe.Mauve-coloured glasses!