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Initial post: Feb 20, 2011 1:00:09 PM PST
Book Lover says:
A Chance Encounter and Other Stories by Mary Astor

Hello Everyone,

I would like to introduce my short story collection, A Chance Encounter and Other Stories, and open this post for information on other short story collections.


Mary Astor's debut collection of short stories is a gripping read that runs the gamut from relationships to everyday life to the supernatural. Two former lovers make peace with long forgotten versions of their younger selves, an unemployed producer finds her life turning for the better after an encounter with an enigmatic old lady, an overworked employee gets even with his manipulative boss, a Las Vegas cabbie tells a story of a mysterious woman who changed his luck forever, a lonely secretary confronts her controlling mother and finds unexpected romance at a bus stop, a wannabe trader returns to his hometown and learns that success has many definitions, a divorced mother finds love with the help of an optimistic babysitter, a former homecoming queen confronts her cheating husband, and the list goes on. This collection of twelve stories will keep you turning the pages as you follow a diverse cast of characters struggling with love, loss, jealousy, anger, but ultimately triumphing over adversity and finding hope in the process.
A Chance Encounter and Other Stories

Posted on Feb 20, 2011 1:50:11 PM PST
Good, I'm a great fan of short stories... I too started a thread for people to list short story links, but it kind of sank without a trace. Hopefully yours will do better!

Yes, I write them myself: Feed the Enemy is a short story from the perspective of the wife of a prominent public servant, on a day when terrorism dominates the headlines. But there might be a different reason why her husband wants to get her out of London...


Posted on Feb 20, 2011 1:51:51 PM PST
Massa Jan says:
The Usurper: and Other Stories : Stories touching on fierce love, loyalty, kinship, betrayal, war and peace, tradition and the mysterious; and the redeeming power of humanity. A Western-educated young man visits his grandparents in rural Africa and spends time with his smooth-talking grandfather and his seer friend who entertain him with insightful stories.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 6:31:44 PM PDT
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