My friend, Susan Koenig, will soon be releasing a work of short fiction and poetry. I’m happy to participate in her cover reveal for THE BENCH. Wouldn’t you love to be relaxing in this gorgeous setting? Looking at the cover transports me to another place!
Using in a unique style of storytelling that sets the tone for the book, the first entry tells a bench’s 60 year history in six stanzas of 100 words each.
For the imaginative reader who loves words and appreciates variety, The Bench includes something for everyone whether you’re seeking the powerfully evocative, the unabashedly strange or simply wish to be entertained.
Take a break on a bench, a bus, or anyplace. Relax. Ignite your senses.
You never know whom you’ll meet.
A man might enthrall you with his life story or a thoroughly modern vampire might regale you with his stand up comedy routine.
Cast your eyes to the garden and explore the magical colours of love between a flower and a butterfly.
Better yet, tune into the person standing just outside your peripheral vision reciting poetry and concentrate, you may hear the lingering strands of the last dance, or a symphony in words.
Original, concisely woven storytelling, that at the end allows your mind to conjure up its own images, interpretations and conclusions.
Susan Koenig started writing fiction when she retired from a boring government job in 2009.
She is an occasional poet and has been featured in a local online literary magazine. Sue is a regular contributor to a monthly Haiku site as well as a consistent participant on a writing challenge which weekly tests her creativity.
In 2012 Sue published a short story, Nineteen Hundred, the prequel to her current novel in progress, The Soul Collector’s Second Chance.
Sue’s home is Southwestern Ontario, Canada, where, when not writing, she and her camera take junkets to explore new ideas for incorporation into her writing.
Watch for upcoming release of THE BENCH on March 1, 2014! In the meantime, you can connect with Susan Koenig at her blog haunt, SassySpeaks