No Recipe Intended is a collection of 57 poems and seven short stories by Florida Writer Shirley Francis. This anthology is edgy. This work is not for the faint at heart. The characters pop off the pages into full view. Shirley Francis’s themes, drawn from her diverse travels, are for mature readers as the pages herein includes love, faithfulness, lust, revenge as well as kinky relationships, perverse sexual encounters, and racial violence. The characters pop off the pages into full view. Readers beware. Brace yourselves for alarming and surprising endings.
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Advance Praise for No Recipe Intended
This intriguing and thought-provoking collection of poems and short stories by Shirley Francis exposed the good, the bad, and the ugly. She discusses spirituality and lustful and seductive themes without missing a beat. No Recipe Intended is a must read for poetry lovers.
William Trest Jr., Author,
Reverse Guilty Plea & The New Populist Party
I resonated with Ms. Francis’s poems and stories which reminded me of so many people you see growing up in our black communities. Love and hate, shame and pride, and joy and sadness, often share the same bed in our community. Yet, survival is the goal no matter the circumstances. Ms. Francis reminds us to just breath. I will proudly add No Recipe Intended on my bookshelf.
Alice W. Beauchamp, Author, Coach, Storyteller
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