Better than Monet

      Michael Casey
Better than Monet

Mike Casey does it again with these short-stories which lure the unsuspecting reader to the cliff edge and leave her laughing at the rocks belowIn the mid-1960's, a teenage, hippie crash-pad scene developed in New York's East Village. Many of the arrivals were escaping repressive or abusive home environments. During this time, I was forced to run away twice before my father would consent for me to grow long hair. Today they call it "The Generation Gap," but it was really a Generation War. However, life in the East Village got increasingly bizarre as hard drug use increased, revealing a dark underbelly to the emerging hippie subculture.

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    Eileen and True Hunger

      Michael Casey
Eileen and True Hunger

These short-stories by Mike Casey take your soul by the hand and bring it for an ice-cream."He did not know how long he had been prisoner in the place. Maybe for months or years, perhaps longer or less. The darkness around him was thick and impenetrable. He knew to be in a very small room, which allowed him to walk only three or four steps from wall to wall."A mysterious prisoner, locked up for years in the same small underground room, without light, with very little food other than mice and insects, sees materializing a glimmer of freedom. Who has locked him up? Why was he imprisoned? But the bigger mystery for the prisoner is his own identity: who am I? The mystery unfolds in a succession of horrors until the impossible truth.

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