Only Fate Is Written, by CB Barrie
"Only Fate Is Written" is a compendium of 32 short stories by CB Barrie which challenge precepts, belief and expectation.
These stories, parables and anecdotes are either counter-intuitive or logically inconsistent and, in that respect, thought provoking. Some are humorous, yet insightful. Some ask an unanswerable question, others will converge to an unforeseen and surprising outcome. Each title tends to be unpredictable and has a somewhat satisfying, and in some senses edifying, conclusion. In short, they are ideal entertainment for reflective readers looking to enrich their perspective on life.
The stories in Only Fate Is Written are primarily independent, though some are sufficiently related to be treated as thematic. Those delving into the pages of Only Fate Is Written will feel the inescapable hand of fate as it influences all man's activities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I trained first in applied physics (BSc) followed later by post-graduate studies in economic & industrial history (MPhil) business studies (DipBA) and later a PhD in metrology. Following a successful career in strategic research/technology and administration, I began to parallel academic authorship with writing popular science and biographical articles for various technical and innovation magazines.
Apart from a fascination with inventors, inventions and new technologies I also enjoy writing 'off the beaten track' fiction, particularly when it leaves the reader slightly breathless. My first four novels were well received with my fifth title, "The Odessa Bride", at the time of writing getting near to completion. My publication record covers 11 Books (academic, fiction and humour) under various names and pseudonyms along with 68 research papers and umpteen popular science and innovation articles.