Puget Sound: 15 Stories


Fiction. This is a runaway train of stories set in the Pacific Northwest, images and people who call that area their home, some stories bordering on the surreal and some so real you can smell the tidewater of Puget Sound.

Four of the fifteen stories were finalists in the Ray Bradbury Short Fiction Fellowship.

“These stories,” Flux Magazine writes, “burn with an atmosphere of subtle intensity that keeps you wanting more.”

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Fiction. Cows falling from the sky, whales exploding, magical shaman masks, boys becoming sasquatches, an earthquake shaking the Space Needle, the myth of the gun that Kurt Cobain killed himself with, and an albino man-child who could be the next coming are just some of the images in these wild and imaginary stories, all of which take place in the gray and watery arabesque of the Pacific Northwest known as Puget Sound.


C.C. Long: A professional artist and writer for over 20 years. Born in Bremerton and raised in Oak Harbor on the Puget Sound, C.C. (Charles) Long graduated from Washington State University and then moved to New York City where he wrote advertising copy and met his wife. He found an easel on the street and started painting and has since had shows both in New York and London, where he lived for seven years. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Rebecca, daughter Isabel, and dog Bertha, and he visits the Puget Sound regularly where his mother and many good friends still live.

His art has been represented by Project Room 88 in Manhattan. He has been published in literary reviews both in America and Europe and wrote a featured column for Flux Magazine, a British art magazine, entitled “Our Man In Manhattan,” after 9/11, that was described as a “fast-growing cult with many fans.” You can find this series in a published book: Our Man In Manhattan

Charles has been published both in England and the United States. Desire, The Driftwood Review, Flux, Chin, Exit Art, WhiteHot Magazine, Art Nouveau Magazine, The Village Voice, The Thompkins Park Literary Review and the Boston Literary Magazine are just a few of the magazines and literary reviews that has published his works. He writes columns for: Onion Soup, unChin magazine, NYC Art Scene for Art Exit magazine and writes feature articles for whitehotmagazine.com and artnouveaumagazine.com. Writes regular blogs for uppereast.com, Around The Block, followorion.com, My Outer Space and is a citizen journalist for instablog.com. Has had two plays produced off-off Broadway. Is represented in London and New York for art and has been in over 50 group and one man shows worldwide.


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Weight 6.4 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 0.5 × 8.2 in



C. C. Long





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153 pages




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