Agoraphobics in Love: An eShort Storyby Lisa Tucker
After the accidental death of her parents, Emily retreated to their home, where she freelances for an online greeting card company and tries to come up with words for feelings she can no longer feel. Jules climbed his way up to creative director of an advertising agency; he had power, a girlfriend, and a great apartment in New York, when he started having the… See more details below
After the accidental death of her parents, Emily retreated to their home, where she freelances for an online greeting card company and tries to come up with words for feelings she can no longer feel. Jules climbed his way up to creative director of an advertising agency; he had power, a girlfriend, and a great apartment in New York, when he started having the panic attacks that would leave him in a tiny sublet, unemployed and alone. But when Emily and Jules both join an online board for agoraphobics, what begins as friendship quickly develops into something much more. Now if only they can find the courage to leave their “safety zones” and actually meet for the first time...
Witty, wistful, and deeply moving, “Agoraphobics in Love” is an O. Henry story for the twenty-first century. In sparkling prose, Lisa Tucker perfectly captures the miracle of two lonely people finding each other—and finding their way back to life.
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Turned out to be a nice and quick love story. Decently written and well worth the hour or so it takes to read it.
Not really what I expected, it was o.k.
A novella, Agoraphobics in Love, is a wonderful story of the gift of self, as told by novelist, Lisa Tucker. What one thing can two people give to each other that can be cherished beyond measure? This is what I found: Unconditional love. We've all faced heart wrenching moments in our lives, when all hope seems to have flown out the window; with that last failure in life, or that last chance for happiness, as we see it, but for Emily and Jules, the coming together of two unlikely people, meet in a most unusual place on the internet. No, meeting online is not unusual, but meeting by chance on a website for Agoraphobics is! I won't tell you this story, as it's a precious one, and only Lisa Tucker can describe the circumstance around this love; Lisa, a writer who carries her heart into each and every one of her stories, whether a novel length, or a short story as this one, finds compassion, and forgiveness, in her characters, who are more than willing to share these emotions with their readers. Emily and Jules, will capture your attention with their unasked for, unwanted, and unmasked frailties. These two will follow their heart within this touching, and sometimes tense story, all flowing beautifully to your own dreams for that ultimate happiness for this couple. We halt, and our breath catches at moments of poignant clarity, as we see two people thwarted by circumstances. And true to the storyline, and true to love, the pace takes us around a corner to a most unusual and rewarding ending. You won't be disappointed in this story, or this author's writing. Kathy Shattuck