It has been hard for sci-fi writer James Murphy to move on since the death of his partner a year ago. But at the urging of his agent, he volunteered for a weekly storytime at a local library as a way to start socializing again. This is where he meets the children’s librarian, David.
David is twenty-five years younger and has the exuberance that James was attracted to. What started out as friendship turns into romance. Will James be able to leave the past behind and moved on to a future with a promise of a second chance at love?
This endearing short story is a fun read that will put a smile on your face. It’s an easy read where it’s futile to ask the question how will they be able to put both of their past behind and just go on and be in love. It’s a natural occurrence after all to search for human comfort and both David and James found that with each other. As simple as that.
I’m not even bothered with David reminding James of his former beau. Like, would I ask if it’s simply a rebound thing? Nah – fortunately, I didn’t. That happens right? I believe that the heart can love as many people as they want – sappy I know, but it’s true.
I personally would’ve liked a longer version of this but I think the ending gave a perfect note implying what the future will be ahead of them.
A lovely read indeed.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Expected publication: September 30th 2015 by Less Than Three Press
About The Author
K. Lynn has been an avid reader and writer since childhood. In her youth, she could most likely be found in the local library, devouring books that covered everything from WWII History to Dr. McCoy’s latest adventures aboard the Enterprise, with some X-Men thrown in for good measure. Once she had read everything that was on the shelves, she turned around and read them again. K. Lynn was also known to create elaborate adventures that more than once made it to the page. Ink-filled papers gave way to overflowing computer memory as the years went on, but the stories never ceased.
While in college, K. Lynn increased her involvement in LGBT issues and writing within the LGBT fiction genre. She has become a long-time fan of the authors that seek to explore the commonality that exists within all sexualities and genders. Most of K. Lynn’s work features LGBT characters, many of whom are in established relationships and show how love perseveres through every trial and tribulation that life holds. She also has a particular interest in seeing transgender characters gain a larger foothold within the LGBT fiction genre, hoping that the market for these works expand in the future.
K. Lynn has degrees and certificates from UNC-Chapel Hill in the areas of American History, Religion, Creative Writing, Public Health, and Journalism. She is a member of Mensa and has an extensive writing and editing background. To her, life is an ongoing adventure where she seeks to learn something new every day. When K. Lynn is not writing short stories, she is working on her novels. Her interests range from erotica to education, with stops along the way in paranormal fiction, historical novels, and established relationship romance. Give her a good story and she’s willing to read.
Contact K. Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow her on Twitter @WriterKLynn, and keep up with her latest releases at http://writerklynn.com/