Starting Over: 3 Short Stories

Starting Over: 3 Short Stories

by George Stone III
     
 
Wreckage: We meet ex-cop Marty Long, who has recently been stung by a reality he never saw coming: The police force no longer needs his services. Now driving an unauthorized beat he rolls onto the scene of a deadly crash. He shouldn't be there, but getting out of the car and going face to face with his fears is just what his shrink has asked him to do. But the longer

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Wreckage: We meet ex-cop Marty Long, who has recently been stung by a reality he never saw coming: The police force no longer needs his services. Now driving an unauthorized beat he rolls onto the scene of a deadly crash. He shouldn't be there, but getting out of the car and going face to face with his fears is just what his shrink has asked him to do. But the longer he assess the scene, his sickness, starting at the base of his spine, rides like a rocket strait up his back. He loses his stomach to the road, pleading, please, what's taking the emergency units so long? And just when he's had all he can take, Marty is confronted with a situation no cop should ever have to face.

A Saturday night in 77: Two years after being released from the jungles of Vietnam, a 22 year old Palmer West bears the memories of loss, fear, and the chaos of front line war. Now back home, he's taking his time to re-settle, connect with friends, and taking even more time to choose a career. He takes a job as a cab driver, working the swing-shift where the money is. One day on a meal break Palmer meets an American Indian woman who herself has experienced loss. They slip comfortably into conversation that quickly dips below the surface. Together, they find a depth of character within each other that could carry them far. That is, if Palmer can survive his final ride of the night.

Calvin's Star: The once independent Calvin Smart is reluctantly surrendered to a nursing home by his eldest son. Once there, his fears are quickly confirmed. "This place smells like Lysol and piss," he tells his son upon arrival. Angry and bitter Calvin lives the life as a recluse, refusing to participate on any level while hoping against hope that his son will soon come to his rescue. And then, a very special woman comes to live in the home, and Calvin makes a friend. But her days are numbered, and Calvin struggles with the thought of once more being left alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012314062
Publisher:
WAVE TITLES
Publication date:
03/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
92 KB

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Meet the Author

-Twin Cities born and raised.
-Married 17 years to my beautiful wife, Theresa.
-Self-employed graphic designer and copywriter by trade, although writing what's on my mind has always been my passion.
-Self-published my first novel in 1997 titled “From the Ashes” that was carried by 22 regional Barnes and Noble stores until 2000 and is currently out of print.
-My second novel, titled “A Pretty Price” is complete and awaits the Midas touch of a skilled editor.
-Hobbies are reading, the sun, baseball, CNN, and San Diego, CA.

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