- File Size: 2762 KB
- Print Length: 30 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Gallo-Romano Media; 3 edition (July 18, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008MVXQ32
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,727,845 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Chosen (The Love In A Hopeless Place Collection Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Two low-lifes hatch plans for making it big, starting with a humdrum paint job and devolving into an insurance scheme. There's a lady in the story, too, to coin a phrase.
But the star of this story is the amazing dialogue, right out of a Harold Pinter stage-play.
"And what about cash right now -- we're skint mate."
"Aye -- I've already thought of that. It's what Henry B. Grabitt calls a contingency. I'll call that Black Fin pay day loan company that's on the tele. Then I'll call them lawyers at Compensation Nation. They get you the money you fully deserve. Once everyone knows that I'm expecting a big payout they'll be begging to lend me cash. It's called having a business mind my friend. It's about grasping the moment."
This story whips itself into a kaleidescope of colorful images and characters and expressions, each one sharper than the last, going off like firecrackers. Go ahead, have a little snack called The Chosen. It will blow you away.
I am curious to see if anyone else has read this book and welcome any thoughts on the short story as right through the story , I did feel as if I was missing something important.
In short, a thoroughly enjoyable read, and an excellent audio - beautifully read out by Oscar Sparrow in a melodious voice. A pleasure to listen to!
She presents a wonderful array of vivid images of a day in the life of the protagonist, who hatches a scheme doomed to certain failure and clings way past prudence to his impossible hopes and dreams. His go-along partner is a perfect example of how unexpected opportunity turns the sheep into wolf.
One really can't get enough of these stories of Calin's, nor of her steamy, romantic novel, "Knockout". She truly has the strivings and foibles of humanity literally in the palm of her hand, and a profoundly intuitive finger on the pulse.
--Jo VonBargen 2012
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although not an overly complicated book, I kept feeling as if I am missing something.
The two main characters relationship is one of the things I did not quite... Read more
This short story only takes about 15 minutes to read, but it's fun and makes you think about what people would do for love.
J.A. Read more
We've all met them. The guy who always has a get rich quick scheme, a way to make their lives perfect in what could be the most unlikely of ways. Read morePublished on October 29, 2012 by Justine Manzano
"The Chosen" has a kind of surprise ending that I think I don't quite get. I've read it a few times. I understand what happened. Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Crystal Parker
The Chosen is an engaging read loaded with colorful dialogue. Emma Calin's talent for words is evident as she paints a vivid image of a day in the life of her protagonists. Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by bobeeda
I enjoyed this short story by Emma Calin which I redeemed with an Amazon Gift Card. Authentic dialogue. Excellent characterisation. Read morePublished on October 20, 2012 by JB Rowley
Reminiscent of the stories featured in a programme called `Tales of the Unexpected' many years ago, this little story is a gem. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by Bookbabe
In what initially seems to be a little story, there is loneliness, greed, hope, loss, opportunity, and an ethics dilemma. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by Java Davis, author
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