George has given up hope on love finding him in this life and now his father, the person he was closest to, is gone. Is he destined to be alone forever? How will he sell the life sized bull statue his dad left him in his basement beside the pool table?
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About the Author
Dan first started writing stories in elementary school, where he and a friend would skip lunch and recess once a month to eat in the library while hearing all about the new books on the shelves. His love for reading, as with visual art and music, has now extended into creating his own fiction. He is also a huge fan of podcasting, and all of his stories are available for free in audio. He works as a digital artist and lives in Washington state with his beautiful family of five. Learn more at www.DanDanTheArtMan.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don't remember why I got this story except it had to do with playing pool. Since I like the game, I thought it would be fun. It was a good start to a book that had potential to keep my interest, unfortunately that was not to be.
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite Cue Ball by Dan Absalonson is a poignant short story about how a man's life changes and how he moves on after the loss of his father. George and his brothers have just finished cleaning out their parents' house, preparing it for an estate sale. Now that they are done, his brothers leave and go home to their families. George is left alone with his memories and the life-sized bull statue that stood watch over the many games played on the pool table in the basement. With his mother already gone and no special someone in his life, George is going to miss the time he and his father had spent playing pool during the week under the watchful eye of that bull. The statue now sits in the back of a rental van, waiting for George to find it a new home. Unexpectedly, in the process of finding and taking the bull to its new residence, George makes an unanticipated discovery. Is it possible that his life now has a new purpose? Cue Ball by Dan Absalonson is a moving short story that reaches into the psyche and touches the heart. The story is a beautiful portrayal of the natural flow of life; how endings can become beginnings. George is an interesting character, and it is easy to relate to him. It is refreshing to see how he accepts his loss and deals with his grief. This is a well-written short story with a sound storyline and a strong main character, and I am pleased to have had the privilege of reading it. I recommend it for those who enjoy a quick, but enjoyable and fulfilling read.
Good. J... :-@ 10 pages
Nice story. Good short fead but it would make a good longer story if the writer added on to it. I would have at least liked to know who won the bet!