Between the Silences

A Collection

by Rick Spisak Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/18/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781984558510
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781984558527
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781984558503

About the Book

Ali Baba had his forty thieves, Between the Silences has its forty adventures, some not much more than an overgrown jungle path, others provide a blazing historic epic, still another present a touch of intergalactic danger. Join us!

This vivid collection of humorous and sardonic short stories will whisk you away to jungles and gardens, laboratories and then drop you stage side, at a ballet performance.

The reader who dares drink this mystic potion will one moment be translated into a fabulous scented garden of the gods. Later another leads you to detour through the back door, of a dentist office then seat you in a dentist's chair providing you a front row seat to an alien invasion... interrupted.

Another story is a spoof of Occupy-Wall-Street, another fable will upload the reader into a high tech 3D adventure. We will also surf the winds, playing hide and seek with a hitchiking lizard.

Another moment we'll be backstage only to witness a dangerous attack by sound system. You'll also be presented a seat on some unrepentant crockery. High drama and low comedy combined in 40 strange tales from this and other topsy turvy worlds.

Each strange story was hand carved, written and curated by Rick Spisak, International Humorist and Storyteller.

About the Author

Richard W. Spisak Jr. An artist since he could hold a crayon, and a poet since he first fell in love. After winning a poetry slam in Coconut Grove three weeks in a row, he met a radio producer and was invited to write a radio show. When he was asked what would be the theme of the show. Spontaneously Richard announced it would be a SCI-FI Comedy! He called it "Martian Ambassador, and the Captured Chorus," He invited a rotating team of talented "captured" comedic actors, and together they assembled the show. He wrote, produced and directed this Live Hour of science fiction comedy on Miami's public radio station WLRN FM. Richard has continued to write poetry, essays, short stories, and plays, (commercial as well as Avante garde pieces) One play commissioned by a Miami producer was written to publicize a Community-wide Literacy Project, it was titled "READ RABBIT READ" and was performed in the largest mall in Fort Lauderdale. It was followed by a very successful bilingual-production for the Quincentennial Salute to the Columbus Adventure entitled "Christoforo Columbo's Dreams," staged in Hialeah one of Florida's most bi-lingual communities. This play explored a little-known backstory, the court intrigue that explained Christofero's staying power at the Spanish royal court. Chris’had a powerful backstage ally in Isabella's Court. Later works included an operatic performance-art piece entitled "The LoveSong of Godzilla and Mothra." And a political work entitled "Bedside Manor", revolving around a dramatic confrontation over torture during Attorney General Ashcroft's hospital stay while James Comey was acting Attorney General. His first short story collection was published under the title “Two small windows, in a pair of mirror doors” in 2011 to rave international reviews. Richard is often invited to contribute essays to local and international media and continues to write, with one goal, to catalyze with humanity and high-irony, his post planetary zest. Richard married his high school sweetheart Linda, and they have enjoyed 48 years together. They have three beautiful children and four delightful grandchildren.