Cinnamon Diamonds by Mark Piper

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Cinnamon Diamonds is a short story retelling the amazing events of a stormy night in 1847. A three masted schooner sailed through a hurricane off the east coast of the United States. A young man named Hanson Gregory became the creator of the first ever hole in a doughnut. It's creation during a hurricane has become a thing of legend. This story couples his one and only interview with a newspaper reporter in 1916 with repeated and no doubt distorted versions of the truth from his fellow sailors whom he recited the tale to in his retirement in a Massachusetts sailor's home.

About Mark Piper

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Mark Piper started his career as a photojournalist in 1999. Travelling the world writing and documenting current and historic events as varied as “The Spanish Civil War” to “The Creation of the Doughnut”. His photographic endeavors were over shadowed by his punchy staccato style of writing which ensured that his camera was relegated and his focus shift solely to writing short stories and articles for magazine, newspaper and blog publications. Whilst writing is his main passion working in a graphic design and print advertising role over the last decade has allowed careful consideration for his writing assignments. Each takes months to research prior to the writing process beginning. He is currently working on his first novel which is slated for completion at the end of 2013.
Published January 7, 2013 by Kavanagh Press. 12 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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