Please read Merry Christmas, Rosie,
my new short, short story--12/1/2013
A Room Full of Books
( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C0Y9URI )
My mother's favorite
Claire Conner has survivedthe death of her husband. She runs a growing nursery that provides grounds maintenance to many area businesses. She is happy with her life, her house, and her friends.
Change comes when her grown son and his new wife are killed in a car accident, leaving Claire to raise a grandson, Sam, whom she has met only once. Using her nursery, her sense of humor, and her best friend Warren, she raises Sam as best she can.
Things change again when Claire has a stroke Sam must choose between moving forward with his after-college plans and returning to his hometown and helping Claire.
On the Beach
Sidney Carlson has hard feelings toward her last three boyfriends which keeps potential suitors at arms’ length. She loves the beach and whenever she can she spends her time on the sand.
During a winter stay at her favorite motel, a storm forces her to share her room with Alder Finch, a regional bookstore manager. When they return to their lives in the real world, they begin a romance that seems to be leading to marriage.
But on a business trip, Finch is thrown together with his ex-wife, a woman he's neglected to tell Sidney about. When he calls to tell her what’s going on, Sidney incorrectly understands that he and his ex are getting back together and ends her relationship with him.
Back on the beach, they each search out a new place where they won't bother the other. Fate has other plans.