Decaf Mushrooms is Robert Arnott's hand-picked selection of quirky short fiction. Its 20.5 stories are interspersed with 184 maxims or aphorisms, in alphabetical order, to help you with almost every aspect of life philosophy. The anthology contains episodes of both chilling poignancy and silly nonsense. You will be amused and shocked in rough alternation. We find ourselves in urban, suburban and lakeside America, in Scottish pubs and streets and in the opulent gardens of a quiet Tuscan villa. Counterespionage, matchmaking and coffee drinking shall take place. There are of course a couple of football matches, in Glasgow and in a parallel Dear Green Place that's simultaneously different and the same. Those of you who have struggled to digest a white pudding supper will find understanding. Those of you considering acquiring a puppy will find a warning. And the mushrooms are surprised.
About The Author
Robert was born in Glasgow and now lives in Edinburgh, working as a freelance translator and editor in addition to writing fiction. He lived briefly as a student in Brussels and Moscow, and as an intern translator in Lyon. Whatever weirdness might take place in his stories, there is little more important in his writing than a sense of place - even if nobody is quite sure where it is.