The Game of Life in Ten Short Stories

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Retiree and first-time author David Pliner explores the human condition in new anthology.

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I’ve encountered and observed so many people and emotions throughout my life, so my stories are inspired by themes like corruption, nostalgia, love, friendship and laughter – things every person could experience.

Noted philosopher Kierkegaard said, “Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards.” Exploring the human condition has long intrigued everyone from philosophers to authors – particularly when reflecting back on past experiences. In “Short, Short Tales,” author David Pliner uses ten short stories to delve into the array of human emotions and experiences that accompany everyday life.

A mix of both fiction and non-fiction, “Short, Short Tales” features a wide variety of characters, including: a corrupt bookkeeper, an inquisitive dog named Duke, a bereft business owner, a young man at his Bar Mitzvah and more. All characters in “Short, Short Tales” were based on people Pliner met throughout the course of his life.

“Every story is inspired by a personal experience,” said Pliner. “I’ve encountered and observed so many people and emotions throughout my life, so my stories are inspired by themes like corruption, nostalgia, love, friendship and laughter – things every person could experience.”

After an extensive career working with people in the real estate industry, Pliner sought to share some of his life’s most interesting experiences, which led to the creation of “Short, Short Tales”. He is now currently working on his first full-length novel, which he anticipates will be a sequel to one of the stories in the anthology.

“The stories may be short, but they were written to make you think,” said Pliner.

For more information, visit the XLibris website.

“Short, Short Tales”
Written by David Pliner
ISBN: 978-1-51447-052-7
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and XLibris

About the author
David Pliner is a retired real estate professional who is currently working on his first full-length novel. After an extensive career spent working with people, Pliner was inspired to write “Short, Short Tales” by the culmination of his life experiences. A lover of dogs, literature and gardening, David lives in North Carolina with his wife.

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