Spotlight Author – Glynis Rankin
Her motto is “I write the unbelievable because the unbelievable exists.”
Glynis Rankin is the author of two books Linger and other short stories, The Between, and the soon to be released Mental.
Linger and Other Short Stories
This compilation of short stories has the human condition on display. In this book you will find triumphs over insurmountable odds and surrender in the wake of misery and despair and everything in between.
These five stories will bring you to tears, will enrage you, will make you cheer and have you wanting to hug those you hold dear more closely. If you enjoy reading stories with real life issues and unpredictable endings then these will whet your appetite and leave you wanting more.
“Urban Waters” – The story of Mrs. Sharon Clark, who is trapped during a major storm. She struggles to remain safe against the flood invading her home until help arrives. But when help comes to her aid, it will change two lives forever.
“Window Pain” – On a cold winter’s day, a woman watches while children play in the snow as she remembers.
“Shoes” – Andria Cook finds her estranged mother in critical condition, after she is called to the hospital in the middle of the night. The doctors explain their prognosis before leaving her with a decision. To let her mother live or die. After reading her story, what would you do?
“The Blue Yonder” – One woman puts the age old question to the test. ‘What would you do in the name of love?’ Her answer just might surprise you.
“Linger” – Dana Walker sees a former lover entering the local café. She stares, pondering whether she has the courage to approach him after all these years.
Michele Smith is not that same little girl who felt like an outcast in her family. She’s a smart, successful woman who has made her own family circle. She had it all until one day when her world turned upside down.
The unexpected death of her only child sent Michele wheeling down the dark path of grief. She finds herself struggling with despondence while wallowing deeper inside her despair with the announcement that her husband wants a divorce
When her mother Ruth forces Michele to attend the yearly Family reunion it only exacerbates her feelings of loneliness and deepens her misery.
But it’s actually here among kinfolk that Michele will have her eyes opened to what family truly means. In her search for solitude, what Michele finds instead is something she never thought she would receive, forgiveness.
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