Charles E. Jones’ New Short Story Collection Focuses On Lessons from the Past

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Positive, high-achieving characters offer lessons, entertainment in ‘Timeless Stories of the Not-So-Modern World’.

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The stories should leave some lasting imprint on the reader

What do a young orphan riding on the Pony Express, a convoy of ships on a mission to Europe in 1942 and a young couple whose priest has refused to marry them all have in common? These varied lives display attitudes, principals and values of the recent past that are still important today, taking center stage in author Charles E. Jones’ new collection of short stories, “Timeless Stories of the Not-So-Modern World” (published by iUniverse).

“The characters’ demeanor vary from story to story,” Jones explains, “but all are positive, optimistic high-achievers; people who become those who value life and make the best of it.”

In “The Pony Express Rider,” Donny Wells escapes an 1860 orphanage only to face a terrifying near-death encounter on the plains. In “Men and the Sea,” a convoy of ships on a mission to Europe in 1942 takes a gamble of huge proportions. And in “Somewhere in Time,” a young couple asks a priest to marry them, but he refuses.

Taking place over the past two centuries, “Timeless Stories of the Not-So-Modern World” presents a collection of adventure, romance and industry stories focusing on social issues, morals and character, and customs of various eras. They are Jones’ commentary on changing times and personal values.

“The stories should leave some lasting imprint on the reader,” Jones writes, “on how active and positive thinking can effect a successful lifetime.”

“Timeless Stories of the Not-So-Modern World”
By Charles E. Jones
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491717417
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491717394
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491717400
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Charles E. Jones, a veteran of the Korean War, is a former mechanical designer and engineer who installed sonar systems in the Navy Ballistic Missile Submarine program. He lived in the Washington, D.C., area for 40 years. Now retired, he resides in Florida.

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