Four years ago I published a little book of silliness called TEA AND DARK CHOCOLATE. It was a passion project that I created for my mother, who wasn’t so fond of some of the darker themes in my fiction. She adored it.
Sadly my mum passed away at the end of 2018 so when I put together this new collection I found little pockets of poignancy sneaking in among the silliness.
In any case I hope you all enjoy it. It is now up on presale on Amazon and will be available also on all other outlets and what better day to release a humorous collection but April Fools Day.
Preorder your copy today or if you’d like a sneak peak at the book join my ARC review team over at Story Origin.
Also in honor of the presale TEA AND DARK CHOCOLATE is currently on sale for just 99 cents.
Happy Friday folks – here’s a silly little poem I wrote this week.
Oh toaster, how I love you so,
How your bread flies in the air.
It’s a shame I cannot eat it
But still, do not despair.
We can make it happen
Although I am devoid
Of any kind of stomach
Since I am just a droid.
Happy Weekend Folk!
I recently traveled to London with my daughter and one Saturday night we went to a concert at O’Meara, a newish venue in a small street with a church directly opposite. As we stood in line I kept looking up at part of the stone wall surrounding the church and I swore I saw a carved face in it, though my daughter couldn’t see it.
Later in the evening I ducked out of the concert for a breather and sat in the corner of the bar drinking a cider and scribbled this little piece of flash fiction on a napkin.
by Debbie Manber Kupfer
Seamus O’Meara was a gargoyle now, and he hated every minute of it. Not that he had any choice. His dad had been a gargoyle as had his grandfather, great-grandfather and all his ancestors from back in the realms of history where the O’Mearas had begun.
They had started off of course as leprechauns, but had got cocky – and the fairy godfather thought he would take them down a notch, so gargoyles they became. One church after another until finally Seamus had ended up looking down at O’Meara Street.
But O’Meara had changed of late. No longer a quiet alleyway only known to the church goers, but rather a place of worship often desecrated by partygoers that frequented the venue that had sprung up across the street. Seamus had been sat on, spat at, climbed and pissed on – all in the interests of a congenial Saturday night.
He’d had enough. He gazed down at the revelers and plotted his revenge.
© Debbie Manber Kupfer, 2017
Happy Friday! Today we highlight my book of flash fiction, poetry, and general silliness that is now available everywhere and in every format (well not skywriting yet, but almost all formats.)
Check it out and check out my sparkly new page at Pronoun.
“Charming, Quirky and Original”
Meet a cat called Cecilia, a disgruntled android named Doris, and a weasel called Popgoes and discover that with enough Tea and Dark Chocolate you can achieve anything.
A Collection of Flash Fiction and Poetry from the author of P.A.W.S.
Tea & Dark Chocolate is now available everywhere via Pronoun.
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Book also available in paperback and audio.
And remember —
A little post-Valentines flash fiction – enjoy!
“Mrs. Dumpty is just as klutzy as her husband. Why they can’t just stay off that wall it beats me.” The King sighed. He’d tried sending in his men and the horses again. Didn’t work though. One of these days he’d give up and just make a huge pan of scrambled egg.
But today wasn’t the day for that. Today was Valentine’s Day. So he’d call in Cupid.
“Can’t do it,” said Cupid. “Not my area.”
“Don’t care,” countered the King. “You owe me a favor. Remember that stray arrow last year?”
“Yeah, I remember. You’re never going to let me forget that, are you? I’ll see what I can do.”
“Cheers mate. If anyone can get the Dumptys back together I know it’s you.”
Cupid flew down the wall. The Dumptys lay on the floor groaning. It looked bad, real bad. He worked for three hours straight but in the end had to call the King back.
“I’m sorry your majesty.” He sighed. “Even I couldn’t bring them back together.”
Want to read more stories like this one?
Pick up a copy of Tea & Dark Chocolate today – only 99cents/99p on Kindle
It’s nearly November – a good time for a warm beverage and a sweet treat. How about a kindle copy of Tea & Dark Chocolate for just 99 cents?
What the critics say:
“Really enjoyable book. Inspiring, amusing and just a lovely read. Thank you to a fellow tea and dark chocolate lover :)” Jenny
“If you are looking for an excellent collection of short stories to occupy your mind you’ve found it with this book. This a nice variety of fiction to savor during the few quiet moments you steal.” Tammy
Go on spoil yourself! Or for a real treat pick up the audio book narrated by the awesome actress Fiona Thraille.
Meet a cat called Cecilia, an android named Doris, and a weasel called Popgoes and discover that with enough Tea and Dark Chocolate you can achieve anything.
A Collection of Flash Fiction and Poetry coming May 1st from the author of P.A.W.S.
Preorder your copy today!