Like a Flower in the Field
A strong sense of place and its impact on our lives runs through this collection of twenty stories and two one-act plays.
Spooner begins with "Chasin' the Bird," a story of brotherly love and near tragedy set in San Francisco, the music of an aged street performer providing the soundtrack. In a Sacramento suburb, "And Spare Them Not" is a tale of vengeance for the murder of a ten-year-old girl. In the mythical town of Millers Forge, "Fireworks for Mickey" tells of a family forced to deal with death and unresolved issues from the past. Spooner closes with "Moral Imperative," a story of moral and ethical choices set in Orange County, California, fireworks from Disneyland booming in the distance.
Places leave an indelible mark on our lives, but do we leave a mark on the places we've been? This is the central question in C.W. Spooner's second collection of short stories.
About C.W. Spooner (Orange County, California Author)
C.W. Spooner was born and raised in Vallejo, California, though he now calls Orange County home. He is the author of '68 - A Novel; Children of Vallejo - a short story collection; Yeah, What Else? - a collection of essays, memoirs, and poems; and Like a Flower in the Field - a second collection of short stories.
His stories have appeared in Monday Update, The Storyteller, Spitball, Lost Coast Review, and Of Burgers & Barrooms - an anthology published by Main Street Rag. Spooner earned a B.S. in Management from Golden Gate University and enjoyed a forty-year career in Information Technology management.