Works of fiction by Douglas Schwartz
Reviews of Pickled Bananas and Other Schwartz Stories:Pickled Bananas and Other Schwartz Stories

"Highly original and entertaining."
Verna M. Rose
(August 03, 2015)

"While an anthology of stories can be hit or miss (everybody has their tastes), there is a lot to like in Pickled Bananas; while all the stories have a similar tone and style to them, you are bound to find a favorite or two among them...Yes, Pickled Bananas will probably leave you with a good taste in your mouth, and waiting anxiously for more."
Seth Paul
(May 05, 2016)

"I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a laugh, a quick pick me up, or just enjoys using their noggin while being entertained."
Christina McMullen
(August 31, 2014)
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Writing, Writing, and More Writing
2019-10-09 10:52:19
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Writing - Creative (799/3000 ; ~429 per day):
799 word(s) (2019-10-09) : Blog and update
799 word(s) : 27% Off to a good start! Keep it up!

Editing - Creative (8/5):
8 page(s) (2019-10-11) : Two short stories.
8 page(s) : 160% You met your goal! Great job!

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