In this new collection of short works, titles like “A Backwoods Eatery With a Side of Velcro Papaw” and “Alien Tummy Tuck” are enough to pique the interest of any avid reader. And there are memorable lines sprinkled throughout, such as, “I will not be a contestant in a wet T-shirt contest until my breasts look more like breasts, and less like something I should tuck into my pants.”
But then Baeli offers more, revealing her ability to be just as serious as she is funny, such as the story “The House of Escher” and the darker piece “Chickens Come Home.”
This collection will provide entertainment and edification from a fresh new voice in both fiction and non-fiction.
“From the sublime to the ridiculous, Kelli Jae Baeli leaves nothing sacred, and everything open to scrutiny, in this collection of works that show her versatility, humor, and unique voice.”
~Kindred Ink Writers Initiative
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Hilarious
By Michele on August 18, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
This collection of cranium essays by Jae Baeli is simply hilarious. Do yourself a favor and read this book because you will be rolling with laughter over essays such as Punkin’s Big Adventure and Barbie’s Cutlery. Punkin’s Big Adventure is her attempt to write a children’s story but the outcome is unlike any children’s story that I’ve ever read. There’s also a corresponding link to a YouTube video that had me in tears from laughing so much. In Barbie’s Cutlery she describes purchasing and using pink plastic Barbie cutlery to avoid the sound of metal on stoneware which she equates to nails on a blackboard. I wonder if she still uses this cutlery? Anyway, read this book!
Fun With Webster } A Moment Of Chaos In My Brain } Monster Under The Bed} Lotion } Novel Navel Tangents Before Bed } Something Dead } Figs From Hell } Mississippi: 1st Circle Of Hell? } Krispy Kreme }Persuasion } I’ll See Your Stupid Move And Raise You A Clever Solution } Responding In Kind } Plaque Brain } From Crayons To Gel Keyboards } Baby Furry Ghost } Kitty Relativity } TD-What? } A Likely Story } Barbie Cutlery } Stomping Bees } Gizimov Runninov } A Backwoods Eatery With a Side of Velcro Papaw } Peso, The Wonder Runt } Texas Pain Saw Mess-A-Girl } Alien Tummy Tuck } Gonna Kiss Your Forehead }Cruel & Unusual } Breath Of Life } Symbols Are Not Things } Passerby } Salem House Trials } Jag } The Day The Sky Came Down
Below, is a video of me trying to read Punkin’s Big Adventure, from this book. I’m afraid my sad attempt at a children’s story got to me. I got a case of screaming meemies.