Since little interest has been shown in my anthology I’ve decided to group some of the short stories together by genre. The first are the romances. Four romantic short stories under the title The Gift of Oneself.
Two of the four chosen have a twist in time giving them a bit of a SciFi touch. One of the two is written backward and told by the horse; the other has an age difference corrected by a death. The third takes place on a college campus with a couple at each life’s crossroads. The last, but surely not the least for it’s my favorite, is a Texan in New York who discovers himself and his true love after losing his job. And though I believe it should always be more about the story than any happy ending, these do have happy endings.
The title comes from the quote in the first pages of the book:
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself, by Jean Anouilh, from Ardele (1948).
The story titles are: Twisted Vine, Childhood of Arrogance, Duel Seasons in Time and Sweet Cherie Pie. Be sure, on the last one, to pronounce Cherie as you would Sherry. I knew someone who spelled her name that way and it fit perfectly with the story. And it’s a story born from a contest winning first sentence. Two others were sparked by dreams, and the last poured forth with some difficulties, but it’s probably the most well-written. Well, at least according to one reviewer. I’m happy with all of them.
This Kindle ebook is 99 cents and the price won’t ever change, unless its given away sometime.
There are reviews mentioning a few of these anthology stories on Amazon so take a look, and look inside that book for further hints. Those who love a good romance will enjoy these, and you might find a favorite you will want to read again and again. Sometimes the experience you share is the most important part of the reading.
And, please, read the last page from me. I only ask what all authors ask. With over 1000 of you there must be a few who understand. And thanks so much for following.
ADDENDUM: Okay, I can’t stand looking at that awful Kindle cover. I have a much better one in the works. Watch for it soon. JVD 4/30/14