It's All In The Story – An Anthology Of Short Fiction
It’s All In The Story is an anthology of short stories, the connective tissue of which, is California. Included among the collection is Casey’s short story about a young couple, in 1852, trying to jumpstart their life by getting in on the riches of the Gold Rush. Ultimately though, they are overwhelmed with the greed and violence and decide to extricate themselves from the miasma. But as the couple, along with their newborn baby girl, head east through the Sierra Nevadas to what they believe will be a comparatively safe and sedate life as homesteaders, they are met head-on by a threat more menacing than what they thought they left behind.
Overall, the anthology has twenty-plus stories, which cover the vastness and history of California. These stories are packed with entertainment and presented in quick-read morsels that will have you flipping the pages for more.
About Casey Pope (Orange County, California Author)
Casey Pope writes novels that some have called “sufficiently weird,” “disturbing.” “darkly humorous,” or just plain “dark.” In fact, one person in particular has said that Casey’s stories tend to spear and reveal the soft human underbelly (it is assumed that this person was speaking metaphorically). But to be fair, others have deemed Casey’s writing to be funny, romantic, and heartfelt (though these are labels which Casey eschews vociferously).
The novels he writes are categorized as mainstream/upmarket (i.e., literary/commercial hybrid) and include a variety/mashup of genres. Oh, and, here’s Casey’s pretentious ethos: “To create high-quality entertainment with artistic merit, while providing something instructive about humanity.” (yawn...how about just sticking to “entertainment”)