Briars, Brambles, and Barbed Wire
Finding happiness in a world surrounded by pricks.
Briars, Brambles, and Barbed Wire is a collection of short essays and stories - the often amusing observations, memories, and misadventures of a recently retired woman living in rural Central Texas. While it has a few more poignant and serious stories, most are prepared in first person with a heaping serving of self-deprecating humor and sharp sarcasm dipped in optimism. After years of crunching numbers in an office, the most immediate task is clearing the old family peanut farm of its briars, brambles, and rusty barbed wire. The time alone and mundane work offer an opportunity for reflections of the past, observations in the present, and anticipation of the future. “I postulate we are surrounded by an abundance of pricks; I have merely chosen to surround myself with pricks I can actually run over with a shredder!”
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 253 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 15, 2021)
Genre: HUMOR / Form / Essays