Call out the Dolphins
A Collection of Short Stories and Verse
Chris S. Buckley
This book is likened to a department store elevator, wherein you are the operator. Twenty three floors on which to stop, to browse, and you with all the time in the world. Wherever shall you begin? The beginning is always a good place to begin. Our beginning concerns a gullible youth’s first encounter with religious idiocy. Perhaps you’re more in the mood to find out how a chicken or chickens can bring about far reaching affirmations. Consider a brief stopover for some truth in advertising. The class of ‘68, fraught with its political assassinations, demonstrations and opportunism may amuse you. Or maybe the continuing adventures of a sperm donor? Just a few floors up is procrastination, justified, at long last! Something for everyone, from burning pictures, to the freedom of the road; for the less inhibited, there’s even an adult fairy tale. The door slides open again, finds you face to face with Louise May and Memphis Minnie. Did those two ever really meet? Eventually, as you race toward the clouds, you may discover the connection between dolphins and world peace. Have a safe ride, though do be wary, the “emergency stop” button, not unlike your neighborhood’s posted speed limit, is for amusement only.