Karen’s Story is the second in The Museum of Fractured Lives series.
The café in the Museum of Fractured Lives is a place for sharing secrets and exploring painful memories.
Karen appears to be a confident business woman in her late forties but her story is pure selfishness. It is the tale of a single woman's quest to find a man to father her baby. She tempts a work colleague to commit adultery. But he has a secret and their affair has devastating consequences.
Karen's donation to the museum is the phone she gave to her lover so that they could communicate without the knowledge of his wife.
The Museum of Fractured Lives displays objects donated by people who have suffered a trauma in their lives. The objects are a symbol of that trauma.
When accepting a donation, the museum employees try to obtain the full story behind the object.
Each book in The Museum of Fractured Lives series tells the story of one donated object and the person who has given it.
This is a ‘flash’ novella of approximately 8,500 words.
Sally Jenkins is a British author who specialises in shorter length fiction.
Reviews of Maxine’s Story - the first Museum of Fractured Lives novella:
“I thought this was a truly excellent novella.” Mr N. Daws
“I thought this story was nothing short of beautiful.” Eva J. Easterby
“Such inventiveness in expressing the human condition.” Mrs Susan E. Wood
Two anthologies of Sally’s short stories are available as e-books.
Her non-fiction e-book A Writer on Writing - Advice to Make You a Success offers friendly advice for new writers on a variety of topics.