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By: Mark Kristen

Mark Kristen's Little Book of Life

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These stories offer a snapshot into the lives of everyday people. If you look carefully, you may well recognise yourself or someone you know in one of the tales.

Julia has no choice but to endure the agony of losing her best friend who vanished without a trace.

Alex is distraught when he shatters the dreams of the most important person in his life.

Ben’s new life abroad could be fun if only he didn’t hate foreigners, detest their food and despise their culture.

A man with no name wins a prize; a meeting with Steven King who soon realises that this person could be a character straight out of one of his books.

An eight-year-old vegetarian, Becka simply cannot understand why people have to kill animals for food. The day she and her family have to run for their lives, she learns that folk are capable of far worse things than eating meat.

Originally from Folkestone in Kent, England, after six months hiking around Europe, Mark moved to East Finchley, London, where he lived in a commune of twenty people.


A few years later after the tragic death of a close friend, he lost his way and ended up spending six months in a squat in Kings Cross, living with a heroin addict. He didn’t succumb to heroin himself, though he admits, “I came close.”


Now living in Barnet, Hertfordshire, with his wife of thirty plus years, he began his writing career fifteen years ago on a whim, because, bored with life, he fancied a challenge, so decided to write a book. He had no idea what he was doing and his first attempt was, in his own words, “Diabolical! I could barely spell leave alone craft a story.” Since then, he has written two novels and lots of short stories. Here are five of those short stories. He hopes you enjoy them.

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  • Mandongo bop! father of moonchild and brother of pigeon slayer

    This book is well worth reading! The tales take you into real life situations and real people in a relaxed, easy to read style that brings the pictures into your mind without you even being aware of it. There is a bit of angst, fun, aggression and love, all wrapped up in five good stories. Give it a go.

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