This is a collection of NINE SHORT STORIES, all based (unfortunately) on my own experience. Dating, divorce, desperation--all that good stuff! After nineteen years of marriage, I was suddenly thrust into a brave new world of dating--online, offline, standing in line, listening to lines--and I've survived to tell these tales. CAUTION: if you're contemplating divorce, these stories may convince you to consider marriage counseling. If you're out there dating, chances are you will relate. OMG! Here's a scary thought: maybe you've met some of these guys! Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
These stand-alone stories range in length from 500 words to over 3,000 words. The collection is a total of 14,613 words, approximately 55 pages.
Note from the author:
After being married for nineteen years, my husband wanted a divorce. The good new is that we're still friends. In fact, when I recently had a bad accident resulting in three emergency surgeries and an amputated toe, he really helped me out. So that's a happy ending. However, dating wasn't quite as happy.
These nine short stories reflect my experience.Most people find many of the stories funny.(One isn't supposed to be funny, and most are bittersweet.) Some people don't. I can't guarantee you will, but I do guarantee that I poured my heart into these stories, and I love sharing them with readers.
Thanks to everyone who's bought them!
Third edition: Linked Table of Contents and Cover.
Warning: Proceed at your own risk--PG-13 rated content.
Suzanne's short story Downhill was first published in Arts Perspective Magazine. Rock Bottom is published in the Mota 9: Addiction anthology, available on Kindle. Her short story Ghost Plane (not included in the Dating My Vibrator collection) was published by Crimespree Magazine. Venus Faded appears in the antholog Pronto!Writings from Rome, along with notable authors including: Dorothy Allison, Elizabeth Engstrom, Terry Brooks, and John Saul. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers awarded her first prize in the Colorado Gold Writing Contest, and Maui Writers awarded her third prize in the Rupert Hughes writing competition.
Please check out Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales, eleven twisted stories about life, love and insanity.
Dust of Souls
A Tiny Romance
Dating My Vibrator