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The Enucleation of Lucia By Kurt Gottschalk
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"The Enucleation of Lucia" is a story inspired by learning of the story of St. Lucy. It is a part of my in-progress collection of holiday stories, being offered up temporarily to mark... More > Lucy's name day.< Less
Ellington & Gerald By Kurt Gottschalk
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Ellington and Gerald (The True, Made-Up Story of a Piano-Playing Duck and an Elephant Who Liked to Sing) is the story of a young elephant who likes to make up silly songs and only learns to follow... More > his muse when he meets up with a combo comprised of a duck, a blackbird and a cockroach. It is subtly set in jazz history (Duck Ellington, Elephant Gerald, Charlie “Bird” Parker and Max Roach) but more than that it is about believing in oneself – even when sometimes other kids (or elephants) make fun of you. I wrote this story (and two other children's stories about animals and jazz) about 15 years ago but was never able to find an agent or a publisher who was interested. Having recently learned that there is now another elephant on the market with the same name as mine, I decided to share this for free so at least the band could find an audience.< Less
That Thanksgiving 3 By Kurt Gottschalk
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Another tale from my in-progress collection of holiday stories.
Vampyre Storie By Kurt Gottschalk
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A short Halloween tale about a guy who is not undead unwittingly, part of my in-progress collection of holiday stories.
Under a Scar-Filled Sky: The Buddy ZInn Mysteries By Kurt Gottschalk
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Originally appearing in four flash fictions in the short story collection "Little Apples: A Story Cycle" (also available on Lulu), Buddy Zinn came to life in this "Under a Scar Filled... More > Sky" and to the stage in February, 2013, at Dixon Place Theater in New York City's Lower East Side, directed by Mahayana Landowne and starring Jeffrey Emerson with original music by Blaise Siwula. The six scenes build on Buddy's internal world of besotted Buddhist musings and mythological fascinations.< Less
Amore By Kurt Gottschalk
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A selection from "The Audiocalypse and Other Holiday Tales," a work in progress which hopefully be completed in 2013. Individual stories will be posted as seasonally appropriate and will be... More > available for 2-3 weeks.< Less
Sentences By Kurt Gottschalk
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Poetry disguised as declaration. Haiku that hasn't been housebroken. Unkempt koans. Ideas with germs. Fortune cookies for the fasting. Around 100 carefully crafted sentences. Not packaged for... More > individual servings.< Less
Little Apples: A Story Cycle By Kurt Gottschalk
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Either sixteen stories in a circle or an inconsequential novel. Stories of art, loneliness and New York City by noted music journalist Kurt Gottschalk.
Little Apples: A Story Cycle By Kurt Gottschalk
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Either sixteen stories in a circle or an inconsequential novel. Stories of art, loneliness and New York City by noted music journalist Kurt Gottschalk.