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Ms Ito's bird & Other Stories

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The teachers' block at Thunder Crack High School was strictly off-limits. But when the bird kept by the monstrous Ms Ito began to effect the students' study, three brave boys hatched a plan to free it. But would they be able to outwit the dangerous Ms Ito, she of the wild hair and the brutal roundhouse chop? Would they be able to get past the ninja sentry and into the teac ...more
Kindle Edition, 2, 182 pages
Published February 3rd 2012
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Jenny Twist
Ms Ito is a very peculiar teacher. She looks like a witch, with her wild hair and weird, uneven legs. And she has this bird which croaks in an alarming manner and keeps everyone awake. So three of the boys decide to investigate Ms Ito’s bird – maybe even set it free.
This is the first in a collection of ten short stories, all exquisitely-written, in a variety of genres - sometimes in more than one genre at the same time. Joyriders, for example, could be classified as both science fiction and hor
Oddly, I didn't care for "Ms. Ito's Bird" but "Joyriders" was much better. My favorite story so far is "Benny' s Harem," a brilliant supernatural tale about a painting with magic powers. Makes me think of a horror flick I saw as a kid about a powerful painting. None of these tales blew me away, but they're good enough to hold my interest.
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A proud and noble Cornishman (and to a lesser extent British), Chris Ward ran off to live and work in Japan back in 2004. There he got married, got a decent job, and got a cat. He remains pure to his Cornish/British roots while enjoying the inspiration of living in a foreign country.

He is the author of The Tube Riders Trilogy, The Man Who Built the World, and Head of Words.

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