BY: BENTLEY WELLS

The Question and Other Stories contains several tales that concern young people who have to deal with hard-nosed teachers, fickle girlfriends, and death of family members, among other topics. Other tales concern adults who have to confront loneliness, rejection, and mental illness.

TAYLOR JONES SAYS: In The Question and Other Stories by Bentley Wells, we are treated to a collection of short stories by the author that will entertain, intrigue, and make you go “Hmmm.”

This is a book that makes the perfect travel/waiting room companion. Charming, intriguing, and easy to read, you can finish a story while waiting for a doctor or dentist, and still have some left to enjoy.

REGAN MURPHY SAYS: The Question and Other Stories by Bentley Wells is an interesting collection of stories by the author with a range of genres—suspense, mystery, humor, YA, and thrillers. The stories take you through the past and present day, first and third person, a variety of real-life situations, and a wide cast of well-developed characters.

The Question and Other Stories will charm, entertain, and make you think. It’s hard to go into detail without giving too much away, but suffice it to say, it’s a great little book.

A version of the short story “The Question” appeared in Inkpot ’66, which was published in 1966. A version of the short story “Charlie Paddleput” appeared in Statement, which was published in 1967. A version of the short story “Mind” appeared in Statement, which was published in 1968.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1
The Question

CHAPTER 2
The Phone Call

CHAPTER 3
There Is a Season

CHAPTER 4
First Meeting

CHAPTER 5
The Homecoming

CHAPTER 6
A Hot Day in Spring

CHAPTER 7
One Spring Evening

CHAPTER 8
The Reunion

CHAPTER 9
The Little Donkey

CHAPTER 10
On the Installment Plan

CHAPTER 11
A Day No Groundhog Was Shot

CHAPTER 12
Mind

CHAPTER 13
Charlie Paddleput

© 2018 by Bentley Wells