- File Size: 1723 KB
- Print Length: 93 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Edington Press (October 4, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 4, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0167GZ4YC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,604,166 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Something in the Air: A Homecoming Romance Kindle Edition
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Though it is only a short story, Starling packs a lot in his well written plot. Dragen is an interesting character that I'm sure has more stories to tell.
Authorities ruled out foul play concerning Steve’s death. He had been drinking while operating his boat. Dan countered his uncle was a teetotaler.
Dan had not planned to remain in California. He would repair his uncle’s derelict house and head for New York. But then he reconnected with his high school infatuation, Willow.
With candor and good humor, a friendship kindled into an intense emotional attachment between Willow and Dan. However, Willow, a veterinarian, had an unusual allergy that she continued to dismiss.
Through Willow, Dan discovered his uncle had been in opposition of the town’s plant, California Chemical and Dye. Steve had discovered the plant emitted toxic chemicals in the air, killing living organisms.
The plant’s bible toting, CEO, Samuel Moody, who spewed Old Testament verses to his employees, had hired half the town’s young men.
Dan, an engineer, obtained work at the plant on the Grounds Work team. He questioned digging 10 foot trenches and installing pipes that spewed an unknown substance into the water. In addition, he questioned why Moody bused in strangers to work the night shift.
Without the knowledge of townspeople, Moody’s factory chimney discharged emissions only at night.
Tensions rose when Dan risked his job as he confronted what Moody concealed in his plant operations.
Something in the Air is a well written short story. It is not cluttered or unnatural. The story revealed appropriate description concerning presentation of its central characters, Dan and Willow. Both characters are well fleshed out.
At the beginning, the author identified the main theme. Upon opening the door of his uncle’s derelict home, a placard on the floor states: “You Could Die from their Dye!”
Although fiction, the book indicated real challenges of our lifetime—what could be our children and grandchildren’s fate if we do not eradicate climate change at its source.
Just back from the war, Daniel and his old love, Willow, find each other, and their love becomes rekindled. Parallel to the rebuilding of their love, is the attempt to rebuild their neglected, decrepit small old town into a new, viable community in which their love could flourish, and they were working to that end. But they could go only so far--as in a classical Greek tragedy-- when their efforts were thwarted and had to be abandoned.
This story will make you laugh, dream, hope, cry, yearn, and tenderly hold your interest throughout. Most of all, it will make you crave the publication of Mr. Starling's new novel. I can hardly wait!