A short story about forever love, and here forever is a really long time; Davy and Ethan met during IWW and at the end of that war, Davy being disowned by his own English family for being a conscientious objector and Ethan being an orphan, they decided to build their own family and home in the Appalachian Mountain. But they were naïve, and innocent, believing they could live together given they didn’t harm anyone. Davy above all, a CO, believed there was good in anyone. Davy is like a mystical creature, someone that could not be possible of this world, since he is too innocent and good at heart to be humankind, a humankind that in less than 50 years managed to get into 2 world wars and many other conflicts. Ethan is more realistic, but he loves Davy, and whatever pleases Davy, Ethan will try to do. But he is only a man, and a man can little against fate and tragedy.
A bittersweet tale that is “sweetened” only by the end, but one of these men will have to wait a long time for that happily ever after.
Amazon Kindle: The Legend of the Mountain Ash
Publisher: Untreed Reads (March 25, 2011)
The Lawyer, The Ghost and The Cursed Chair by Ruth Sims
A funny short story about a greedy lawyer and a cursed chair. At the beginning of the story, H.L. (Horatio Lamar) is not exactly a positive character, and his boyfriend on the side (since H.L. is married) is more or less a kept man who will do whoever is paying more (i.e. he is like one another of the expensive toys H.L. is buying). But something happens and H.L. has to reconsider all his life. It’s all about doing good things to receive back good things, and H.L. will learn the lesson and his prize will be to be able to maintain his expensive toys, and yes, I mean all of them.
Really nice and funny story, I made a laugh or two reading it, and even if short, it was clever and perfectly packed.
Amazon Kindle: The Lawyer, The Ghost and The Cursed Chair
Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing, LLC (March 7, 2010)
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