When the Cats Razzed the Chickens

Original cover from the Signature Edition

by Mel Bosworth

  • Signature Edition: SOLD OUT
  • Green Edition: SOLD OUT
  • e-book Edition: $0.99 from Amazon US UK DE (and all global Kindle shops)
  • e-book Edition:$0.99 from Nook shop

This is the first fiction offering in our Signature Series, released as a hand-crafted print chapbook, green edition chapbook, and e-book. This collection contains 12 short stories, one of which is exclusively unveiled within its pages. While you won’t find any literal knights in armor, the twelve stories in this collection transport chivalry into the 21st century. Mel Bosworth’s knights are an unlikely group of heroes: a bathing child, a failed businessman, a well-traveled beard. And whether the dragon is string theory, society, or even the self, Bosworth arms each hero with humor and tenacity to fight it.


Mel Bosworth lives and breathes in western Massachusetts. His writing has appeared in Lamination Colony, Blue Print Review, and WORD RIOT, among others. In 2009 he received his first Pushcart Prize nomination for his story “Leave Me as I Lesson” (Heron, Folded Word). He is also the author of Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom (Brown Paper Publishing, 2010) and the forthcoming FREIGHT (Folded Word, 2011). To read more, visit him at http://www.melbosworth.com.

Praise for Mel’s work:

As I read these stories I thought damn, that Mel Bosworth is not just a terrific writer, he’s an old soul. Then I thought, man I hate that phrase. What exactly is an old soul? So, then I thought, damn, Mel Bosworth gives voice to characters such as the homeless and children who we rarely hear from and he does so in a way that is both moving and true. Which made me think that Mel Bosworth really is an old soul. Damn.

—Ben Tanzer, author of Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine

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