Thursday, December 3, 2009

cigar-tin stories at novel idea

My cigar-tin stories will be available at Novel Idea for the month of December.

Cigar-tin stories are intended as tchotchkes: to decorate bookshelves, end tables, mantles, desks, etc. They are one-of-a-kind curiosity items, much like pretty girls.
tchotchke / pronounced chotch-kuh /
(also tsatske)
noun informal
1. a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket.
2. a pretty girl or woman
ORIGIN 1960's, Yiddish
All cigar-tin stories have an original painting on the cover, varnished and protected, and a booklet with a story inside (usually previously published -- my work has appeared in magazines in Canada, the US and UK).

Cigar-tin stories are only $20 each. They make great gifts!