A Compilation of Short Stories

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Xlibris Corporation, Oct 29, 2000 - Fiction - 440 pages
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Born on the lower east side of Manhattan during the depression era. I was molested as a child and suffered severe near-sightedness, which caused me to become extremely shy and introverted. At the same time I was transformed into another person when telling stories to my siblings and people in the neighborhood.

Presently I reside in West Hollywood, California and attend classes at the Emeritus College. My interests are Drama, writing short stories and poetry, art and Tai Chi. I taught Drama and Tai Chi at the Van Nuys Senior Center. I have been involved in Stage, Screen, Television and Radio. I am a member of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Radio and T.V. Artists. My life story has recently been published, "Escape/Pearls of Travail" which will soon appear on the Internet and book stores.


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I would like to thank my mother for being so kind to strangers and taught me to share with people that were less fortunate than we were. I would like to thank my brothers, Jack, and Lou for their assistance in making me a more learned person. I would like to thank a youngster, Murray Sellis who inspired me to tell and write stories. Most of all I would like to thank my sons for always being there for me when I needed someone so desperately. How can I forget Dominque who inspired me to draw and paint pictures. Without the help of all these people I would have remained a shy and introverted individual. Acting also played an integral part in my development. Sincerely, Barbara Francis

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