"My Past Life as a Dung Beetle" by L.K. Hatchett

Writing good short stories is an art. Cramming personalities, events, and a satisfying end into so few words requires skill. Today, I have the pleasure of introducing L.K. Hatchett, the writer of one of my favorite short stories!

Welcome, L. K. Hatchett!


Hello everyone! I'm a little nervous because this is my very first guest appearance on a blog. When Maria asked if I'd like to talk about my book here, I happily said, "Yes!" Then I wasn't sure what I would say. It's all very exciting and new for me.

I suppose I could just hop right in. This past Fall, I wrote and published "My Past Life as a Dung Beetle." That title came to me before I started writing and it fit so well that it never changed. It makes me smile every time I see it.

"My Past Life as a Dung Beetle" is about a collector and his family. It's about the human nature of gathering things. Having studied as an Anthropologist and spending numerous years as an Archaeologist, I have seen this tendancy first hand in both ancient and modern peoples. It's also relevant to note that I have hoarder tendencies myself. In fact, I wrote a whole blog post about how this story is about hoarding on my own blog. However, now I see that it's about way more than that; it's about family.

Although offbeat and quirky, "My Past Life as a Dung Beetle" is romantic at its core. There aren't too many things more romantic than a man who wants to make his family happy, maybe nothing more romantic than that. In this story, Jim Williams is all about his happy family and it's evident in their interactions.

One of the most interesting things that has happened with the story is the reviews. There are two reviews that give both sides of the spectrum so perfectly that there's no way I could have explained it better myself.

For a limited time, from now until Feb. 10th, "My Past Life as a Dung Beetle" is being promoted on Amazon for free. Click here to download!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy!

Twitter: @lkhatchett 
Blog: http://lkhatchett.blogspot.com/

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