A former Canadian University professor of Design, Bruce Bentz, draws from his many interests in Fine Arts, Design, Architecture, Literature, Films, and Psychology to find humor in the ordinary and outrageous aspects of human behavior and brings them to light in various written forms.
His initial impassioned intentions to travel the world and holdup in exotic places, while enjoying their rich cultures and cuisines and motivated by the struggle to be understood while ordering adult beverages, he would resort to his native tongue and self-imposed isolation to write productively. That didn’t work out.
He still travels, although less often and to less exotic places, but continues writing. Currently living in the Midwest his written adventures come from the States, Canada, England, Mexico and Romania, to name a few. Some are set in the Garden of Eden, the Rockies, and the shadow of Castelul Bran. Others originate in the author’s auto-erratic imagination.
His recent novella – Strata Various is set in the Midwest, London, Washington, D.C., Tucson, AZ and on a sunny subtropical beach. Also by the author – Whip Up – poems, In Between (sort of a novel), Loose Ends and Frayed Knots – short stories, and Under the Ice – a novella.
Anna Forthright, an intelligent, attractive, high-minded, progressive woman, has a Washington, DC, based R/R PS (research/resource problem solving-Shuuush Agency), off-the-grid, highly classified job. She and her normally capable coworkers are increasingly challenged by a burgeoning plethora of unusual problems, which demonstrate that their usual rational means of dealing with them are now less than effectual. In afterhours down time, Anna stumbles on some e-book and blog pieces so off the wall, get out of town, and wing nutty, she is intrigued to the extent of chasing down the author to meet him in person.
Could he be real? And if he is, could learning more about him and the way he thinks be just what her faltering faculty requires to rejuvenate and recalibrate? Anna learns that Adam Mann is more than his publication. He accepts her invitation to spend a week in Washington with her and her colleagues to share his insights. The interactive sessions cover a wide variety of topics: thrash-free marriage beds, vegetarian chicken soup, an accost-prevention invention, dancing angels on the head of a pin, an easy million, heavenly virgins (of both sexes), terrorism made easy, free international travel, and much more. Provocative solutions to difficult problems do not come without a price. Washington has more leaks than a bouquet of balloons and cactus.
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