Quicksand [NOOK Book]

Overview

Quicksand is a short story about how a couple deals with the sudden loss of their child. We all deal with tragedy in different ways, but there is only one way to get out of quicksand.

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Overview

Quicksand is a short story about how a couple deals with the sudden loss of their child. We all deal with tragedy in different ways, but there is only one way to get out of quicksand.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011311512
  • Publisher: Rachel Kovacs
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 244,963
  • File size: 72 KB

Meet the Author

I have taught writing for 16 years. I have a BA in English and an MLS in library science. I have worked as an English teacher, computer science teacher, librarian, college English instructor, and freelance writer since 1994.


My true passion is for writing fiction--mainly romance-thrillers, women's fiction, YA fiction, and I dabble in a few other genres. I have several pieces in progress. Keep checking back for new work!

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Do not read if you have lost a child.

    This is something no parent should read if they have lost a child! I lost my son four years ago. If I had read this during that first year I do not know what I would have done in those darkest moments.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Very good short story

    This is a very good short story about grief and loss, and how each one of us copes in our own way. The author captures the sense of isolation and hopelessness following such a devastating loss as if she had experienced this herself. I sincerely hope not. One scene that stands out for me is when the mother is sitting in the hospital cafeteria trying to eat while her beloved young son is dying elsewhere in that very building. Her emotional meltdown at the unfairness of it all, by throwing her plate on the floor and crying out to everyone , is at first shocking, then very understandable. Her husband would never have displayed his grief so publicly in this manner at this time but we see, later on, how he chooses to cope with his loss. Throughout this story our focus is on the mother's obvious grieving, and our fear for her sanity and well-being, but what about the quiet, seemingly indifferent dad? He is hurting far worse than we thought! Tragic!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Not+bad...

    Good+book+but+not+sure+i+liked+the+ending.+Happened+all+to+fast.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Made me cry

    Wow ......very moving read......hug someone you love Right Now .jw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    WOW!! Didn't see that coming jmm44

    Excellent story--but a very tragic ending

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    Posted September 20, 2011

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    Posted June 13, 2011

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