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Out of My Mind is a collection of 72 short stories by R. Brian Campbell, an Author, Freelance Writer and Content Creator from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This contains a miscellany of stories, literally from out of the author’s mind, on a wide range of topics, in a variety of genres. The stories are broken up into eight sections.
Short Shorts contains a number of very short stories that only have one thing in common. They are all 600 words or less. This is truly the best way to get a handle on the author’s writing style and find out if you will like what comes next.
All in the Family is a selection of fictional stories about families dealing with family dynamics ranging from a marriage proposal, dealing with parents and in-laws, children, marital breakdown, to going into business together. Some stories are tongue-in-cheek, while others are deadly serious. Some are both. All will stir your emotions.
Campbell Alternative News was inspired by Donald Trump’s coin of phrase, “Fake News” and is a series of political satire stories, mostly about President Trump, but also including some Canadian politics. Some of these stories are loosely based on actual events, some are made up entirely. If you are not able to find the humour in U.S.A. or Canadian politics, this section may not be for you.
My Political Viewpoint is the author’s blunt-as-a-spoon look at politics in Canada, the U.S.A. and around the world between the years of 2017 and 2019. This section offers the author’s opinion of events that have occurred in our world over these years and his blunt, often sarcastic view of what he thinks we should be doing about it. This section includes the author’s breakdown and comparison of U.S. President, Donald Trump with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
The World As I See It takes the author’s blunt viewpoint out of the political arena and into the world in general. In this section, the author gives his opinion on the subjects of technology, multitasking, Winnipeg drivers, scammers, bullying, the Me Too movement, the environment, and much more.
Spooky Tales takes us into the darker side of the author’s imagination. Lovers of Stephen King and the Twilight Zone are sure to enjoy this section. But beware, things are not always what they seem.
Seasonally Speaking takes us through several years of living in Winnipeg from the point of view of a winter hating Winnipegger. This section is divided according to seasons, not years, so it tends to jump around a bit. This section may remind Winnipeggers why they love their city and give non-Winnipeggers some insight into the Winnipeg state of mind.
Living the Adventure is the final and, potentially, most exciting section of the book. This section deals with heroic stories that include a fight over a river, a street gang, a ninja, dirty business dealings, escaped criminals and, finally, the end of life as we know it.