I'm an electronics engineer who reads and writes for fun.  Charles Farley is my pen name.  I am not nor do I plan to become a professional writer.  I enjoy reading quirky, unusual, thoughtful and different.  Please feel free to message me to suggest books I might enjoy.  
I've posted a semi-fictional trilogy, two collections of short stories, a very short locked room mystery, and two nonfiction memoirs.
The books in the trilogy are Sharing Afflictions (97,000 words), For What It's Worth (61,000 words), and Time of Your Life (57,000 words). The trilogy follows an unlikely group of twenty somethings as they deal with life threatening afflictions, sort out romantic entanglements, and unravel an assortment of adventure laden mysteries. They are best read in the order I've listed them.
The two collections of short stories are Joe's Bar and Grill (31,000 words) and Another Cup of Joe (18,000 words). The shorts are for the most part separate stories focused on the patrons of Joe's bar. Each collection does have a plot that threads through all the stories within the collection, so you will also want to read them in order. One reader likened it to Cheers if it were told by Garrison Keillor.
Mystery Man (2700 words) is a locked room mystery, just for fun.
The first memoir is a short and hopefully humorous stream of unconsciousness called Pretty Sure I'm Dead (11,000 words). The second more traditional one is Stories from Under a Bootheel (35,000 words).
Sharing Afflictions, Pretty Sure I'm Dead and the short stories have great reviews in The Little Bookstore Around the Corner by @MoodyMooseMouse aka K Maulder. I also highly recommend her book Thistle Wish also on Wattpad.
If you can, please vote or leave a comment on every chapter you read; so, I can know how many readers have actually read some of the book. The read count is a misleading stat that increments every time a book is opened.
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I try not to over do announcements, but I just stumbled on to a work that I just have to shout out about.  It is a short collection of poems by Jim Heter.  It is not really about the poetry, but  the...
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