June Brown knows that changes need to come to the planet and John Wells would be the one to help her to bring about the changes that was long over do. Little did she know just how it would changes everything and how fast it would come? It would change everything for her and everyone on her planet and for the others too it all starts at the choose place where she changes the way things have been for over a hundred years!
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Too often I find short stories leave me hanging. I want to know “what happens next” or “I wonder how that worked out for him.” This story, while very short (barely over 2,000 words) didn't do that. There is one question I could ask about what a waitress in the story thought of the protagonist's last actions, but having experienced the story from the protagonist's point-of-view, knowing the answer to that seems like cheating. In fact, knowing the answer would cheapen the impact of the story. All of the above is purposely vague. Saying any more would spoil the story. What I will say is that this short story packs a punch for so few words with a life lesson about karma and bringing the right attitude to acts of charity. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite Change by Victor A. Davis is a short story taken straight from a real life situation about a young patron in a local diner. The girl is working class and only has five dollars to spend on her meal. The narrator is touched by the girl's honesty and the fact that she chooses a less expensive meal so she can afford to leave a tip. The workers in the diner rally round the girl, digging out their own nickels and dimes so that she can have a large, hearty meal. The narrator struggles with his own response to this issue. Should he offer to pay for the girl's meal? He worries that his offer might come across as a sleazy advance. Should he give a speech about how the tough times only last so long. That he is a product of similar circumstances and the girl should keep her chin up and continue striving forward. Not wanting to offend the girl or the other workers, the narrator tries to be a part of the situation in the most tasteful, tactful way possible, allowing the girl as much of her dignity as possible. I really enjoyed this piece and think other readers will appreciate the honesty of this story. It read like a real situation and never felt like a story to me. I think a lot of readers have been in this situation, on one side or the other, and will really appreciate the thought and care that the author used to describe all parties, giving them as much honor and dignity as possible while telling an inspiring and thought provoking tale.