Out of nowhere, three weeks ago, I picked up the phone to the sound of his soft, dewy inflection drawing out my name. My knees buckled, inflaming the itch at the back of my neck. He didn’t have to identify himself. I knew.
This man’s hands encircled my hips like so many chains of love.
Then he cleared his throat and said the thing: “I have AIDS.”
- File Size: 122 KB
- Print Length: 23 pages
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- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
A quick and charming read. At only 23 pages the authors packs a punch. A great story telling you immerse yourself into the character and feel what she feels. Always loving that one person that you are kept from one way or the other to learn he has AIDS and wants to see you before he dies. Makes you remember your first love and all the happy and sad memories. I enjoyed it.
About the Author:
Rebecca Tsaros Dickson writes. Because it’s what she knows. Stints as a reporter for two daily newspapers, which included two Presidential Primary races, taught her the value of a well-chosen word. She left journalism in 2006 to play Momma, but instead found herself filling blank pages (hundreds) while the kids napped. Her first book was released in November 2010. The collection of short stories, aptly titled “I Could Tell You Stories,” was released with its own playlist and a boatload of art. Her newest release, “Say My Name,” began as an experiment on her blog. A fictional story about high school lovers who reconnect in their 40s, it rides the edge of life’s toughest moments. It aims at teaching us how we interact as people through voyeuristic scenes of love and loss. And it is raw with emotion, a style which began with “I Could Tell You Stories.” Her new project, temporarily dubbed “Don’t Ruin my Life: Crap my kids say” is in the works. Becky lives with people – and too many dogs – in the middle of nowhere, New Hampshire. For now, it’s where she belongs.