REFLECTIONS AND ACCIDENTS is a collection of ten short stories by award-winning author, Inge Moore. Story themes include self-discovery, family dysfunction, humor, and dark romance. Several of the stories were previously published in prestigious literary journals. One of the stories placed first in the Fiction Division of a Writer’s Digest Annual Competition.
1. TREES IN THE WIND – A woman obsesses about a lost childhood friend in this flash fiction piece.
2. THE STOAT – A young man’s goals come in conflict with the respect and love he has developed for his karate instructor. Winner of First Place in the 1986 Annual Writer’s Digest Competition, Short Story Division. Published in Story Magazine.
3. THE STAR DOLLARS – A flash fiction about a woman whose life emulates the fairy tale about the girl who gave away everything and was richly rewarded. Published in Lark’s Fiction Magazine.
4. HAPPY FOR A WHILE – A young naive waitress falls in love with a customer. They have a one-night stand and afterward, she expects more of him than he’s willing to deliver. Published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.
5. EINSTEIN – A young woman seeks to discover intimacy and love, but fears she may uncover something more sinister. Published in Prairie Fire.
6. OUR COUNTRY – A flash fiction piece about a future some predict may yet come to pass.
7. CONFESSIONS – TEN FRAGMENTS – Ten flash fiction pieces that deal with various emotional highlights in a woman’s life: Greed, Hate, Love, Happiness, Shame, Impotence, Pride, Longing, Fear, and Compulsion. Excerpts published in Malahat Review, Antigonish Review, Nexus, Edges, and Whispers & Shouts.
8. THE WAY GOD MADE YOU – A light comedy about what happens when a young woman tells her old-fashioned mother she wants her help in obtaining breast implants.
9. NIAGARA FALLS – A young girl helps an elderly widow prepare for a Christmas Eve visit from her estranged son. Published in SansCrit.
10. ONLY ONE CAT IN THE HOUSE – Elly was only sixteen when she met the love of her life, Ted. They married young. She has been his devoted wife ever since even though he treats her with cruelty and disdain. But things are changing and it’s not long before Ted does something he’ll regret. Published in Quarry, A Quarterly Magazine of Contemporary Writing.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
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Inge has been writing since she was in grade school. Her short stories have been published in numerous literary and other magazines and have been broadcast on radio. She received First Prize in the 1986 Annual Writers’ Digest Short Fiction Competition, out of thousands of entrants.
Inge received her undergraduate and graduate training in creative writing at the University of Alberta, working with such writers as Governor General’s Award Winner, Rudy Wiebe.
On a more personal note, Inge has lived in Austria, England, and in several areas of Canada including the Northwest Territories. Currently she resides in Fort Erie, Ontario. She enjoys nature, horses, art, reading, and, of course, writing.