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Ordinary people in an ordinary city, a city like so many others….full of daily mundane existence that blends into a homogeneous community.
But each component of this mass of humanity still retains its uniqueness….each is still an individual…and they all have their own stories. These are just a few of them.
Within the stories contained in Street Shadows are short glimpses into many different individuals:
True Love - A story of a man who falls in love with a prostitute and tries to get her to run off with him.
Diner Life - After being forced to sell his restaurant, a man has a chance to finally retire and live with his daughter. But can he give up all that he knows?
Caretakers - The critically acclaimed tale of a garbage man breaking in a new trainee and shows an aspect of this important yet thankless job.
The Visit - A break in, an old woman living alone, and a robbery. Yet, the old woman longs for the day when her visitor returns, for even though he was a thief, he was a visitor.
Confessional Sins - A priest reluctantly listens to a confession. Even priests have their own desires and his makes him impatient with a boy who has come to confess a terrible crime.
Tunnel Rat - A reporter searches for a story and talks to a Vietnam vet who was a member of the corps that scoured the tunnels in Vietnam. A terrifying life experience yet the reporter has to determine whether it is “good copy” or not.
Public Defender - Serving justice, a public defender finds a friend in his client, yet can their newfound relationship stand up against the truth?
Plus many other stories.
Brief Description: Tales of ordinary people in an ordinary city. Although the stories concern regular people, often these can be the most captivating stories.
Key Elements: Appearance of real life. Can handle many difficult subjects. Allows for a wide diversity that can appeal to a wide range of audiences.
Association: Will have similar appeal to the current trend of real life stories now so popular in the media.
Format: Originally released as short stories within Caliber Presents anthology, 14 of the stories have been collected into a single trade paperback.
Additional: An anthology format which allows a great deal of diversity in terms of talent. Each story can be unique and can cover aspects that may be insufficient for a longer project.
Published as 14 story anthology within
Caliber Presents comic series
Black and White print
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