You're Not Supposed to Cry

You're Not Supposed to Cry

by Gary Duncan

Paperback

$24.00

Overview

In his flash fictions, Gary Duncan explores what it means to be human with compassion and humor. Family dinner becomes more mundane after Uncle Colin does a fatal face plant into the plum pudding. A lonely old widower sits at home and participates in conversations he records whilst riding the bus. These brief, vivid glimpses into the lives of others lay bare the ugliness and absurdity - but also the beauty - of existence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908251800
Publisher: Vagabond Voices
Publication date: 08/20/2017
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Snap 3

A Fairly Decent Proposal 5

A Good Listener 8

Better than This 10

Black and Blue 14

It Waits 17

Floral Notes 19

Crepuscular 20

Peachy 22

Body Parts 24

Diversionary Purchases 25

The Woods 27

Incomparable 30

Mirror Image 33

Knowing 35

Off-White 38

On Reflection We've Decided We're Going to Keep You 40

Making a Splash 43

Safe 44

Creatures of Habit 47

Monkey Blood 50

In the Event of a Zombie Apocalypse 52

Sophie 53

The Fourth Wife 56

The Little Things 58

Uncle Colin 60

Unfinished Business 62

While She Sleeps 63

The Island 65

Escapology 67

Calm 68

Employee of the Month 69

Number 27 73

Terms and Conditions 79

Shelter 83

Odd Socks 86

The Streets 88

Fish Heads 91

How Not to Make an Exit 93

Rapeseed 94

City Lights 97

Fifteen Minutes 98

Heavy Lifting 100

Him off the Telly 102

Last Night 104

Hairy Mary 109

Lunch 111

Whereabouts Unknown 113

The Woman from the Council 115

Diamondback 117

Eggs 121

Finite 124

The Monster 125

Nod 128

Home 130

Houdini 133

Sandcastles 135

Sink 137

My Wife Left Me 140

Acknowledgements 142

Stories 143

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