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Storm Over South Central

Due November 2021

The Storm has been unleashed, which means it’s time to share what’s inside the much-anticipated anthology by author Charles L. Chatmon.

POEMS: He returns with conscious poetry such as ‘Role Reversal’, ‘The Story of Shontell’ and more verses from the heart.

SHORT STORIES

The Party – It started out as a farewell celebration for a friend. It ends up a tragic farewell for those involved. Find out what lives were forever changed in The Party.

Don’t Judge a Bum By…… – One man has a plan of revenge against the women who wronged him, but a homeless person endangers the plot and shares a few interesting details of his own life.

Storm Over South Central – An ominous cloud surrounds the ‘controversial location’ of South Central Los Angeles. Why has it materialized in that community? What will it bring that will impact the lives of those living within it forever?

Father’s Day – A young boy plans to see his father for the first time since his disappearance. What he discovers will touch his heart – and yours.

The Albatross – A widower mourning the death of his wife must make a decision whether to give away or keep a special gift she left for him. Will the widower retain this gift or give it away to relieve himself of his grief?

A Town Called Heaven – Short piece focusing on a small town with big intentions. Do the citizens actually mean well or will their dream end up in smoke?

Do Fries go with that Snake? – Find out what surprises are in store for a crew of fast food workers when they deal with an unexpected visitor in their midst.

Sin is In – Another short piece about a new soft drink which captures the imagination and the minds of a public willing to support it. They’ll find out not everything sweet is good for you.

Last Night at The Club –  A homeless man is mysteriously transported to late 1920’s South Los Angeles. Who is the lovely songstress appearing in a local club? Who is the gangster out to make trouble? How does all this end? Read the story and find out for yourself!

Chatmon, a refreshing voice in the world of modern poetry and author of The Depths of My Soul & The Voices of South Central returns with engaging short stories and thought provoking poems.

Read “Storm over South Central” and discover the thoughts he writes about in this volume filled with verses and tales of despair, stories of hope. It will also reveal a lot about American society – its strengths, its flaws and its people. This is a literary journey you will enjoy taking.

Storm over South Central from Adrolite Press.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

I Dream of Freedom (from The Voices of South Central)

Charles shares a poem from his book The Voices of South Central called ‘I Dream of Freedom’. A different love story than what folks are used to. Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Thoughts On A String Podcasts: October 25-29, 2001

Here’s another batch of Charles’s Thoughts On A String podcasts for you. Please, enjoy!

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

The News We Have Been Waiting For: Storm Over South Central

Ladies, gentlemen and all you good folks out there…….THE MOMENT IS ALMOST HERE!

The Storm has been unleashed, which means it’s time to share what’€™s inside the much anticipated anthology by author Charles L. Chatmon.

Chatmon, a refreshing voice in the world of modern poetry and author of The Depths of My Soul & The Voices of South Central returns with engaging short stories and thought provoking poems.

Read Storm over South Central€ and discover the thoughts he writes about in this volume filled with verses and tales of despair, stories of hope. It will also reveal a lot about American society -€“ its strengths, its flaws and its people. This is a literary journey you will enjoy taking.

Storm over South Central from Adrolite Press.

BEFORE I LET THIS BAD BOY GO: There are a few things everyone should know before I release Storm to the reading public. A release date will be announced soon. Because of the pandemic still in effect, any book signings will be online. Pricing, etc will be also announced at a later date. Make no mistake about it this time! Storm Over South Central is finally completed and ready for public consumption! (smile)

I can’t wait, and I hope you can’t wait either.

  • Charles L. Chatmon
 
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Posted by on September 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Thoughts on a String Podcasts; Sept 13-17

Recent podcasts by Charles for his YouTube channel.

A few thoughts on the communicative styles of a certain online medium and the audience’s response to them.

A video essay focusing on ‘wild imaginations’ which are too good to be true in a society.

Disclaimer: You will not like what I’m going to talk in this video entry but it must be said. The reaction of one American track ‘star’ after finishing last in a competition is a symptom of the superficiality in sports today. This essay explains why.

Is it worth the overconfidence to become a track star? This entry tries to answer the question with a surprise of a sprinter who learned their lesson the hard way.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Managing Expectations

A video essay of how first-time or future authors should manage their expectations when their first book is released. There is a sense literary artists who wear the name ‘author’ take it too far. This entry explains why that is not necessary for a new author starting out.

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

The Hijacking of South Central

Outside and young voices are determined to change the narrative of what South (Central) Los Angeles used to be. This video essay warns against that ‘erasure’, including the reasons for the April 29, 1992 Unrest.

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

700 Wives (from The Voices of South Central)

Hello everyone!

Thanks to my wife, I am proud to present “700 Wives”, a poem from The Voices of South Central written by yours truly. I hope you enjoy it. Take care!

The Voices of South Central (with other books) is available at https://www.chatmonsbooks.com/s/shop
 
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Posted by on July 12, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

The Art of Storytelling

What is the art of storytelling? Why is it important for book loving audiences? Why do classic stories stay with us for centuries? The answers to these questions are explained in this new video essay. Please, take a listen.
 
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Posted by on June 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Fear is Profitable

Fear has always been profitable – for movies, news and now in our social media platforms. This video essay explains and shares examples why that is.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2021 in Uncategorized

 
 
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