Jennifer Wylie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don't. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories. Sweet light is her debut novel.Jennifer resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her two boys, Australian shepherd a flock of birds and a disagreeable amount of wildlife.~*~ Find 10 of my Echelon Press books on Smashwords by searching Jen Wylie or copy pasting this link: smashwords.com/profile/view/jenwylie
Ring Around the Rosieby Jen Wylie
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Aaron is a normal boy fascinated with music. He loves playing his flute so much he doesn't even mind lessons over summer break. When he meets a strange boy at the park who seems to be just as obsessed they spend summer days entertaining children in the parks woods. But friends often have secrets, music can be magical, and even the most innocent of children's games can be more than they appear.
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This was a waste of time. I'm glad it was free.
I did not like this short story at all. It did not offer hope and magic. It offered horror and sadness. A story where children, dancing and playing to beautiful music are tricked into their doom is not a happy tale to me. A talented, loving, son and brother, looking for a friend and ceasing to exist because he was lonely is not light hearted. This tale listed 54 pages but was about 28 pages of story. I recommend it to no one of any age group. The story related to the creation of the song, Ring Around the Rosie, was about the holocaust, during WWII. The part saying, ashes, ashes we all fall down, was about the people being burned in the creamotoriums and the ashes from the ovens and chimneys falling down, to cover the streets or countryside. Victims often held hands as they were led to their deaths. Rosie was the brightly burning furnace. I have never cared for this song. To me it indicates the suffering and pain of innocents. Perhaps my intense distaste for the song, affected my feelings for this book. My grandfather was from Germany and he told me about the story behind the song. This short story made me incredibly sad. AD
Good short story. Intertaining
Really nice little story. Do be warned it is a short! Since it's free it's def worth getting. Really fun ending! Suitable for young teens.
I've NEVER been a fan of the children's song Ring around the Rosie. It's probably because of the idea of its association with the plague. Then comes along Ms Wylie ;) Her story takes the words of the song and transforms them into something not only positive, but magical. If you haven't read this story yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. Just like everything else Wylie has written.