Clockwork Purple Volume 1
Clockwork Purple Volume 1

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Clockwork Purple: A Collection of Short Stories 
Bye, bye boring fiction! 
Welcome to Clockwork Purple - storytelling at its best!


You are about to embark on a literary journey filled with adventure, humor, fantasy, and everything in between. This entertaining and diverse collection of short stories will whet every reader’s appetite for a good tale while offering thought-provoking, surprising and often comical reads.



Discover how each author rises to the challenge of taking a prompt from any book on any page and forming a story using a sentence that is randomly chosen. You’ll be surprised by the unique ways each prompt is utilized within a 45-minute timeline. No two are alike! 

Bend, OR – The Clockwork Purple book launch is being held at Dudley’s Bookshop Café, on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. This unique anthology features a collection of short stories by local authors from the Bend Creative Writers group. Six authors will each read one selection and be available for autographs. 
Clockwork Purple features a collection of 68 short stories and 15 poems, which began on Monday mornings in the summer of 2016, with a small group of friends who met on the second floor of Dudley’s Bookshop Café in Bend, Oregon. They randomly picked a “prompt” from one of the books in the store. Then, they would write for forty-five minutes based on that prompt. At the end of the time, they would read their stories aloud to each other without fear of criticism. The diversity of content among the authors was not only entertaining, it was often healing, thought-provoking, and even comical, which encouraged them to publish their collection of stories in Clockwork Purple



About the authors: Aingeal Rose O’Grady is a prolific author of 13 books, and an internationally known master reader and teacher of the Akashic Records; Charles Scamahorn runs the gamut of life experiences from his career as a pilot in the US Air Force to helping found the Berkeley Barb, and sheds light on the prompts with his academic wit; Dell Blackman is an intuitive poet with a gift of simplifying thought-provoking ideas; Harriette Hoover Green has been working as a psychotherapist for over thirty years, while incorporating Quantum Physics into her work, which adds a spiritual dimension to her writing; Kevin O’Grady is a published author, radio host on World of Empowerment Radio podcasts, a workshop leader, and an intuitive coach; and Linda Kay is a non-fiction author with a background in advertising copy, and is now inspired by the challenge of writing fiction.

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