Leave your troubles on the doorstep when you become absorbed in YESTERDAY A heartwarming short story collection of family life, friendship, and love
- WARNING - these powerful, emotive, stories might make you cry
YESTERDAY is a collection of emotive stories that have won recognition in international competitions, been published in summer specials, glossy magazines, and broadcast on radio Contents: Heartwarming, Tearjerker, Women's Fiction:
#1 The Biker
She had known another motorbike-mad lad, and he had been special, as well. He’d always had mechanical bits and pieces hanging around, particularly as a teenager...
#2 Take Your Partners
The lights were down, and they were dancing very slowly. She enjoyed the atmosphere, felt as if she was drifting on a cloud. This sort of friendship didn’t happen often, but when it did, she knew how to make the most.
#3 Forget-Me-Not Days
Gran’s notion of her lifestyle was that it was a rucked old sack in need of smoothing out, but does Gran always know best?
#4 Ben And I
Mum had been emotional before I left, but I couldn’t really blame her. After our angry exchange, she started on the baking as if it were unarmed combat. Flour powdered everything, and I knew it would be best if I left her to it. Dad might have to suffer her wrath while I was away, but that couldn’t be helped. I wasn’t Mum’s favourite person at the moment, and when swords are crossed family life has to suffer.
#5 A Stroll In The Park
The little girl brushed her as they passed the big iron gates. For some reason she instinctively knew who the girl was. A minor indiscretion, love? Such a small term to encompass tragedy.
#6 Seal Of Approval
The room was dark with shadow. Green velvet curtains smothered the daylight. The dark green carpet was well on its way to being threadbare. In the middle of the room, stood a round table covered with lace. An old long-case clock ticked away loudly in the hall.
“It’s great,” Kevin said, open-mouthed. “Just like a haunted house I saw on the TV... Is it haunted?”
Rita rummaged in her bag. She was around fifty and had what Grant once described as a ‘well-worn’ face. Not that he’d meant it in a derogatory way, it was just that… well, she looked sort of…. comfortable.
Because of the way she dressed, she probably appeared older than her years, but she had a pleasant personality, a sensuous voice, and was the mainstay of the local amateur dramatics society. She also had the dubious distinction of being the mother of Dominic Jenning.
#8 Past Mistakes
She searched for a clever reply. It suddenly struck her that Mum was right, she did treat life too lightly. Now was as good a time as any to start being a little more serious. She cleared her throat again, but it didn’t clear the commotion in her head. She knew that what she did now, might affect her life forever.
#9 The Punch And Judy Man
A dozen conflicting feelings raced through me. It was ridiculous that mere words should conjure so much emotion, should drag so many memories into the rawness of the day. You’d think at my age I’d be able to control them. It isn’t as if I haven’t had practice, but it’s hard when I’m caught unawares. It could all have been yesterday, yet sometimes it seems as if it was I00 years ago. I still want to cry, even now.
#10 The Otter Boy
At the bottom of the hill, just before the wood, an old bridge crossed the brook. She paused for a while, watching water babble beneath. Running water fascinated her. She could stand for hours watching it gurgle and chatter – but the water held a secret. What people say on other sites
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