Gifting

      Edward J. Yaeger, Jr
Gifting

"It's peculiar, and sometimes frightening, what the mind can devise when left to its own devices." ~Edward J. Yaeger, Jr.Gifting is a contemporary fairy tale about two best friends who learn the value of giving and receiving in very strange ways. "Strange" might be an understatement given the dark and sensationalistic style of Yaeger's storytelling, which is as refreshing as it is creepy and unsLong, long ago in a land at the edge of a desert that howls against the walls of the village, a poor young boy named Samir is sent to work for a strange old man who stays up all night listening to the stars. In his curiosity to find out why, Samir stumbles upon a secret and is swept up in an epic journey across the ancient world. It is up to him and his brother Hamdan - with a lot of help from Munira, the camel - to deliver a very special treasure to a king and perhaps rescue their land from disaster. Can they overcome thieves and a sandstorm to reach their destination in time?This imaginative reconstruction of the tale of the Magi will appeal to children aged five and over, and draws on real astronomical research into the real Christmas Star. The story is set in the ancient Middle East, in which region the author lived for many years - although at a much later date, of course!

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    The Beautiful People's Society

      Edward J. Yaeger, Jr
The Beautiful People's Society

'The Beautiful People's Society' is a harrowing tale of a group of high school girls who share a gruesome secret, pushing a mutual obsession to the limits. Yaeger's taste for the macabre and twisted is anything but lacking as he cleverly navigates (and exploits!) the small-mindedness of cliques and the horrors of bullying.Product DetailsAfter a massive earthquake ravages the world, one man becomes trapped underground in his car. Darkness, lonliness, and isolation become his only friends. If that wasn't bad enough, his own sanity begins to waver away, as well. Over time, he begins to reflect on his life and learns some very valuable lessons. Can they help him escape the black place inside?-This microshort story (five and a half pages long) is a coming-of-age drama with underlying taoist and zen-like qualities. I wrote it for people who struggle to figure out who they are and their place within the world.

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