A Potpourri of Fictional Short Stories

by Bernard Busovne



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/10/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781480838994
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781480839007

About the Book

Both heroes and villains have lived among us for centuries. In an entertaining collection of short stories, Bernard Busovne offers a fictional glimpse into history through the eyes of diverse characters who teach through their experiences that life is often more unpredictable than not.

Forty-five minutes into the first battle at Bull Run, Edmund Personage is hit by a rebel musket ball that ends his military and firefighting careers. As his unhappiness leads him to a new beginning as an apple farmer in California, he has no idea that a gift of several camels will eventually change everything again. It is 1846 as twenty-two-year-old Simeon Thatcher attempts to survive the perils along the Oregon Trail. When he spots something shiny just off the trail, Simon is about to realize that friends sometimes appear in the most unexpected ways. Hans Schuckers is an eighteenth century clockmaker who lacks skills as a businessman. When his failure to pay his debts lands him in jail, something mysterious begins happening to all the clocks in his town.

A Potpourri of Fictional Short Stories shares imaginative tales that lead others back in time as a variety of personalities attempt to tackle life’s greatest challenges.

About the Author

A navy veteran of World War II, Bernard Busovne is retired from Penn State University, where he served as director of graduate admissions. Prior to his tenure at Penn State, he was catalog librarian at St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania. In addition, he has taught Latin at Moorestown and Burlington High Schools in New Jersey. He lives in Niceville, Florida, with his wife of sixty-two years, Madeline Setzer Busovne.