An anthology of short stories selected to provide you with a brief escape from where you find yourself right now. Each will allow you to leave this reality and take a quick trip into a different one. Have no fear. It’s a nice place. Even better, they know you there.
Included in Volume 1:
Words Ever Unspoken
Years have passed since Carson and Melissa broke up. Even though time has passed, both still dwell on the last time the two were together. Was that night a way of marking the end of their relationship, or was it a desperate attempt on both their parts to prevent their breakup from being permanent? Neither of them said a word during that last time together. Will either of them be able to find the words to express what is going on inside their minds and hearts today?
It’s a Surreal Thing
He was deep into that summer between being a kid and being a teenager. She was the kind of woman that was the building block of a young man’s fantasies. As he sat there alone, she walked up behind him unnoticed and for a brief moment became the center of his universe when she made a simple request… a swig of his Coke.
Just Down from Rimpy’s Bait Shop
Peter’s most turbulent years were spent with his grandfather. Now, as the man he loves begins to succumb to the deterioration of age, the younger man feels himself using the same techniques his grandfather used. Fertilizing a section of the lawn should be a simple thing, especially when there are explicit directions. But then again, maybe not.
A Scents of the Virus
A sleepless night filled with the boredom of the COVID19 lockdown, a distracting ad on the Internet, and a credit card in hand lead to the purchase of a Hollywood star’s latest vanity project: A candle with a unique scent. The first time Munro smells it, he realizes the memory it evokes from his past is one he suppressed for many years. A woman and relationship his heart and body cherished. Still, his mind wouldn’t let him recall until the aroma surrounded him.