Check out my collection of short stories:
fragments of a fragmented life
By Connie Hood on May 30, 2017
Dana Macy has the gift of the bard. She understands and reveals the poetry of daily life. She brings significance to the insignificant. Common events take on a profound meaning when Ms. Macy guides us into a vision of ourselves and the world around us.
Dana Macy’s moving collection of short, short stories, Fragments of a Fragmented Life, render in haiku prose the voice of humanity. The author turns a piercing and poignant look on what and who are all around us and all too often go unnoticed.
– Catherine Ann Jones, Freud’s Oracle, The Way of Story, Heal Your Self with Writing
on May 25, 2017
Dana Macy has an eye for detail and a profound sense of what is significant. Her words carried me deep into personal moments of her life experience, the colors, the smells, the patterns. The people that inhabit her stories are distinctively human and mostly kind, or maybe it’s that they’ve passed through the mind’s eye of a gentle person.
This writer has traveled far and wide, and her stories stir up memories from my own life. Places I’ve been. People I’ve seen. Things that I’ve learned along the way. It’s the kind of book you want to set by your bedside, or some other place where you can pick it up and read one, or two, or maybe three stories at time, then reflect on those and return later for a few more. It’s the kind of book you want to come back to again and again.
on May 22, 2017
Reading Dana Macy’s fragments leads me to and reminds me of my own fragmentation. But then the stories slowly rebuild in vivid and lucid images the awareness of my own fragmented life, and patterns occur in the fragments – from freefall to being blinded by light, from the holy man to the question: what exactly is a spiritual practice? Finally and suddenly all the fragments unite, like a kaleidoscope, into „a glimpse of our common humanness“ where I feel close to the author, familiar with each story, deeply involved in how each fragmented life evolves into Dana Macy’s final echo, a summary of sorts: „Listen my friend, and you will hear eternity.“ Real, authentic and true. Thank you so
on January 4, 2017
This book was quite a surprise and I found myself greatly enjoying the micro chapters – the format in particular lent itself very well to my reading style. What was most enjoyable to me is that each story managed to be rich and detailed, despite being only a few paragraphs long. In one way, this invites the reader to fill in the finer details with their own experiences, which helps to develop an identification or ability to relate to each piece on a much greater level. At the very least I found myself envying some of the author’s experiences, while being very glad that I didn’t have to live through others.
Very well done indeed.