Elegant, haunting, beautiful prose in short, short stories to savor and share. Imagine a world where shadows of enchantment instantly render ordinary experiences eerie, terrifying or sublime, and where the unexpected becomes the norm. The twenty-one micro stories in Laura McHale Holland’s Just in Case comprise such a place: a universe where a wife betrayed relishes her revenge; a couple chugging toward retirement takes a surprising U-turn; a much maligned character finally has his say; a cozy family scene chills the blood; a curious relative cannot leave a half-human baby alone. The short stories in this collection contain layers of meaning hidden in metaphor, revealed in raw emotion and arresting in their sudden intimacy. Magical, yet grounded this is flash fiction at its best by an author who know how to pack a gratifying punch and leave the reader hankering for more.
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About the Author
Very much inspired by the tremendous freedom and creativity found in today's independent publishing community, Laura formed a tiny publishing company through which she has published several award-winning books.
Laura's stories have also appeared in such publications as NorthBay biz magazine, the Noe Valley Voice, Every Day Fiction Three, Wisdom Has a Voice, My Gutsy Story, Every Day Fiction, And the Beat Goes On, and several Vintage Voices anthologies. Her one-act play Are You Ready?was produced by Sixth Street Playhouse and Redwood Writers, as well as shortlisted for the Short+Sweet Sydney 2015 festival. Another one-act play, You'll Be Sorry, was produced in 2016 by Friends of the Guerneville Library's Readers Theater. And her most recent play, Bankrupt, was produced by Off the Page Readers Theater in 2019.
An avid fan of story performance, Laura also enjoys freeing stories from the printed (or digital) page. In all of her work, she strives to illuminate hidden truths and inspire kindred souls to pursue their creative dreams.