- Title: Melanie: A Tale of Wonder
- Authors: Ed Benjamin
- Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical
- Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Bulverde Books
- Publication Date: March 16, 2018
Melanie: A Tale of Wonder – Synopsis
In this Flash Fiction story, a 60-year-old hitchhiker gets hit by a car in Wichita Falls, Texas in July 1995. After receiving treatment in the local hospital, he decides to enter a talent contest to help out a ten-year-old girl, Melanie, when he learns her father is dying. What happens next has the town and the media buzzing.
If you like alternative fiction, you will enjoy this short-short story.
About the Author
Ed Benjamin and his family live in the “Front Porch to the Texas Hill Country,” near San Antonio, Texas. After retiring from the Air Force in 1990, Ed serves as a consultant to industry and small business helping them to obtain business with international, federal, state and local governments. He is a recognized expert in the art and science of preparing proposals which help win government contracts.
He has published several books and stories.
His book, “Cash In on the Obama $3 Trillion Spending Plan!: How to make large amounts of money by conducting business with or receiving grants from federal, state, and local governments” continues to help small businesses understand the process of dealing with federal, state, and local governments.
His fiction story, “Harry’s War“, is an Amazon best-seller. Harry Miles is victorious in a deadly air-to-air battle, but will the aftermath defeat him?
He has also published a story. “Melanie: A Tale of Wonder,” an alternative history fiction tale making the reader re-think a memorable event in the 1970s.
His story, “Mar,” traces an Iranian fighter pilot through air battles with Indian Air Force airplanes and provides a glimpse into his future activities.
Ed’s fiction strives to show the reader the “light beyond the horizon” and his stories sometimes display his unusual sense of humor.