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Leftover Shorts

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A diverse collection of three short stories: The Marshmallow War, Peripheral Witches, and Parson's Song.

The Marshmallow War is a humorous look at how organizations sometimes push aside older workers and their accumulated knowledge in favor of younger workers with "fresh perspectives." The story is set inside the Merryman Marshmallow Corporation's research and development
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Kindle Edition, 37 pages
Published April 28th 2011 by Fog Ink Publishing
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Tara
Sep 23, 2011 Tara rated it really liked it
Normally, I don’t read short stories. Collections of short stories just aren’t my thing – they don’t give me enough time to get into the story, much less start enjoying it. However, when I was approached with a review copy of this book, I thought I’d give it a go – variety is the spice of life, after all. I’m actually glad I did – the three stories in this collection are all very different from each other, and written in an interesting way.

The first story, The Marshmallow War focuses on office
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Naomi
Sep 01, 2011 Naomi rated it really liked it
A series of short stories that I enjoyed, which ranged from office humor to witches to a musical condemned man. Very different from most short stories I have been reading! I think out of all three stories, I am having the roughest time with the 3rd one..it could be interpretted several different ways.
Book Him Danno
The three short stories in this book were interesting and fast to read. Many human flaws and tendencies are brought to light in these stories. I will give a fuller review on my blog and here in the next few weeks.
Gemma (Passion for Novels)
Sep 20, 2011 Gemma (Passion for Novels) rated it it was amazing
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Look out for the review and author interview on the 29th September at http://passionfornovels.blogspot.com/
Wendy T
Oct 16, 2011 Wendy T rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed these short stories.
Charlotte
Oct 04, 2011 Charlotte rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of short stories, and anyone who enjoys a unique, thought provoking story
Recommended to Charlotte by: Amy Neftzger
Leftover Shorts is a collection of three, unique short stories by author Amy Neftzger. Each story has its own individual flavour, and each is an easy, enjoyable read.

The Marshmallow War
The first story takes place at Merryman Marshmallow Corporations, where the younger, more 'innovative' employees are about to be shown the meaning of the word. Five of the senior employees dub themselves the Fang of Five, and use toy guns to launch mini marshmallow attacks on the most annoying of the young staff.

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Jill Elizabeth
Aug 31, 2011 Jill Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leftover Shorts is a compilation of three stories written by Amy Neftzger. And I bought it for the Kindle and read it even though I’m normally not a short-story girl (I’ve explained that ad nauseum, but if you’ve managed to miss it, here’s a sample – highlighting my somewhat changing opinions) entirely because of what I’ve seen on her blog.

I met Amy on Book Blogs and immediately developed a girl-crush. She is snarky and funny and sarcastic and clever – four of my all-time favorite adjectives. He
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Veronica Morfi
Oct 16, 2011 Veronica Morfi rated it liked it
This is a collection of three short stories, so I am going to review each one seperately.

The Marshmallow War
This one is actually my favourite one of the three. It's about a Marshmallow company and a group of older workers in it. The workers decide to turn the company back to the way it used to be, no new employers sucking up the bosses, no more bosses that don't hear a word you say, no more trying to make the more fluffy marshmallow ever. To acomplise that they form a gang and they attack some e
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Tricia Kristufek
Feb 09, 2012 Tricia Kristufek rated it really liked it
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No one saw the soft, white missile.

Leftover Shorts contains three very different short stories, all three of which are told with a different underlying theme.

The Marshmallow War was my favorite, extolling the experienced old-timer over the hardheaded, long-winded new-bloods. The "Fang of Five," long-time researchers at Merryman Marshmallow Corporation, organize themselves to take on the department head and newer members of the development team. In the end, market shares were up over 500% and tea
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Gina
Oct 17, 2011 Gina rated it really liked it
Great set of short stories. I really enjoyed them!
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Amy Neftzger (born June 23) is an American researcher and author who has published fiction books, non-fiction books, business articles, and peer review research. Her works have reached an international audience.

Amy was born in Illinois and graduated from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She received her bachelors degree from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Flo
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