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Michael Robert Dyet

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David Payne, Barbara Kingsolver, Katherine Govier

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I am The Metaphor Guy. Award winning novelist, closet philosopher, chronicler of life’s mysteries – all through the lens of metaphor.

Author of "HUNTING MUSKIE: Rites of Passage" - short story collection coming in October 2017 from Blue Denim Press. Review excerpts:

“The lead story Slipstream ---actually it’s a novella that takes up some 80 pages in the collection---is a staggering work of the imagination that culminates in a surprise ending.”
~ Ben Antao, Author of Ben Antao, Author of Blood and Nemesis and other novels

“It is this constant interplay of our own actions and the big stage on which we get to perform them, that drives the various narratives. Thus, a man attempting to make restitution after defrauding a church, but seeing his son
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Michael Robert Dyet Mostly just keep plugging along and work through it. But sometimes you have to take a break and come back at it later with a fresh mind.
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Hmmm, how many chances do we get in a lifetime to experience perfect peace?

An integral attraction of the hobby of birdwatching is the drive to see how many species you can record in a day, in a season or in a year. But I repeatedly try to convince myself that the experience should not be about numbers. It should be about enjoying being in the embrace of nature and counteracting the maddening pa... Read more of this blog post »
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Hunting Muskie: Rites of Passage - Stories by Michael Robert Dyet (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Excerpt from "Hurricane Ike" - one of the stories in "Hunting Muskie: Rites of Passage - Stories by Michael Robert Dyet"
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Description: Excerpt from "Hunting Muskie" - title story in the short story collection "Hunting Muskie: Rites of Passage"

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“A story about one all-inclusive resort, the ghost of an unknown father, and the tragedies we can’t forget”.

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Shalonda Williams-McClendon Thank you so much for the invitation to friendship. I do know the difficulty in striking that balance you mentioned. And that's the point where I am. Well, I want to master having peace in this world of... everything but!

Peace,
Shalonda


Michael Hi Jennifer:

Thanks for the insight into your life story. No doubt you had to be very dedicated and very determined to accomplish what you did. I can identify with you to some degree. I was born in a small town and couldn't have gone to university without the government grants and loans that were available at the time. I immersed myself in the academic world and managed to get a couple of small, in-course scholarships that helped pay a few bills along the way.

I'm sure you'll enjoy David Adams Richards. He's a great storyteller who really draws you in to his creations.

Michael


message 4: by Jen

Jen Brown Hi, again, Michael,
Please read my comments on Alan Bennett's "Untold Stories".
You'll get an idea of my background.
And why I think David Adams Richards would appeal to me.


Michael Ben:

Thanks, Ben. Hopefully this message gets to you. I'm still a little vague on the ins and outs of goodreads. I'm not quite a technophobe but it does take me a bit of time to figure out how things work.

I plan to post a review of your "Living on the Market" which I finished about a week ago. It was an interesting read. It occurred to me that Doug's addiction to playing the market comes from the same place as the current craze of buying lottery tickets. The lure of easy money when lightening strikes.

Michael


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Ben Glad to see your photo, Michael.

Ben


message 1: by Shane

Shane Good to be able to be able to put a face to a name, Michael. Glad you put your picture up on Goodreads.
Hope you have a pleasant experience on this site. regards!
Shane


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