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Right? Right. Also called Introduction.

There are so many ways one could classify a story... Romance, Vampire, Scifi, Family, Nature, Horror, Life, Humor... and probably several additional hundreds of classes, if not more. Right? Right.

Then, of course, usually there is not one class that would be sufficient because stories are a mix of a variety of classes, Vampire - Romance or Scifi - Family - Humor or Life - Medical - Horror - History or... Right? Right.

I decided to re-class my previously published short stories in just two classes, an arbitrary decision which is my prerogative as author (I think) and human (I guess). And the classes that I chose are Reality and its counterpart, Unreality. The second being everything that has to do with fantasy, scifi, witchcraft, abnormal powers, abnormal circumstances, vampires, dragons, ghosts, dream worlds... and so forth and so on. The first being everything else of course, everything that you may call life and may happen to anyone, more or less. Certainly, imperfections are part of any such arbitrary split, therefore you may and will find certain overlapping areas which I did not care to ponder too much upon and decided one way or another. My prerogative as author, as said. Right? Right.

OK, sorry. Cheated! Had to, compulsory, I have a binary mind. But now, that I did overcome temporarily this stumblimg block and before it gains control again, I rush to tell you that I created also a third class, stealing from both above into a class that is very dear to my heart: Romanticality. For all the romantic souls amongst you, me included. Forgiven? Right? Right.

Oh, sorry. Cheated again! A few years later, this time, because I got this sudden drive to create a fourth cross-cut class which has to do strongly with... me, my roots, my tradition: Jewishiality. Never imagined it could amount to a full size book, well, it did, it does. This is the collection you presently hold in your hands. OK? Right? Right.

Oops, sorry again, cheated again again, etc. I’m presently bored, lazy, uninspired and I have... five fingers. Monkeys also, I know. Anyways, there is one cross-section I had not yet cross-sectioned and it merits a cross-sectioning of its own, thus I decide to go for it: Animality. Animals of various kinds are ever ever ever present in my stories - sometimes as main characters, sometimes as secondary characters and sometimes as almost animal characters, whatever it means. Thus, this book contains some of those stories (certainly missed a few), already written, already collected in other classes and therefore stolen from other collections. My collections, mind you, so I can steal freely as long as I tell you. Which I just did. Forgiven? Hopefully. And BTW – I placed some hundred-worders between the many-worders, you know, just for fun.

Enjoy! You will! Right?

    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Scales
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Hundreds of Squirrels
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  President
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  First Death
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Emel, Oklahoma
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  One Hundred Pets And Words
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Bovine
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Story In One Hundred Butterfly Parts
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  4th of July
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Three Times One Hundred Loving Bees 83
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Surreal
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  The One Hundred (Thousand) Mosquitoes’... Insanity
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Mary. And probably more.
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  One Hundred Declarations Of For The Love Of
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Zoo
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Animal Lover
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Pure Alien
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Trex
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  The Last Dog
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Species
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Bacteria
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Sentimental
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Pig
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Onomatopoeically Yours
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Hay Fever
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  The Three Mousquitors
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Of Dogs, Cats, And Unicorns...
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  One Hundred Bovine Head
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  Theory
    dot    ©anonymousanimalities  God. Dog. Love.  

Animals are a thread (almost) ever present in my stories. And I don’t mean bi-peds but rather quadri-peds and/or alisi-peds and/or nihili-peds and probably other peds. And being in love with all these inhumanusi-peds, I felt I owe them a collection of their own, which this is it. Of course, their role in the story has to be a bit larger than just being mentioned by name; I leave it to... ahm... my discretion. I am confident you will not be disappointed.



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