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- Coming of Age
Narrative (Two points of view)
Middle of Nowhere, USA
What happens when two people who used to date but can no longer stand each other are stuck together on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere? Will they find reconciliation and rekindle their lost love? Or will they discover that they truly have no business being together and call it quits forever?
Richard and Rachel used to date, a lot, not out of malice but because they genuinely liked each other. However, life has taken a turn for the mundane, and the spark they once shared has long since turned to smoke. They continue to meet once a week to satisfy the one activity they still enjoy together: jet-skiing. However, thanks to a miscalculation in judgment, the link they keep is stolen, and, as they wait for the means to return to civilization, they are forced to confront the question of whether they can save whatever it is they have left.
Eleven Miles from Home is an unflinching story about perception, realization, and the truth behind those relationships we once thought were so great. It’s the story of two people who are forced to confront the harsh reality that they’ve missed the mark, who bare their souls over what they discover about each other and themselves and question whether their choices are sound. It’s a story that forces us to think about our relational decisions and the reasons we stay together.
Pick up your copy of Eleven Miles from Home and hopefully feel better about your relationship choices today.
This story is sold as an e-book only. It can also be found in the anthology Zippywings 2015: A Short Story Collection (2015), which has e-book and print editions available. Previously published in the anthology Seven-Sided Dice: The Collection of Junk, Vol. 3 (2006, no longer available).
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- ©2015-2019 (e-book edition)
- ©2006 (original print anthology edition, Seven-Sided Dice, The Collection of Junk, Vol. 3)
ISBN and ASIN Information:
- ISBN: 9781311197627 (e-book, Smashwords Edition)
- ISBN: 9781393163633 (e-book, Draft2Digital)
- ASIN: B019T6OT9S (e-book, Amazon)
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