A collection of six short romantic stories, written from 1993 to 2011. Contains The Time Traveler’s Girlfriend, Mars, Write, Third Testament, Forward to Termination, Big Top. Be warned, they’re not all as sweet as the title implies…
This collection is practically guaranteed to make you laugh, smile, cry, sigh, creep you out and make you mad.
What’s God so upset about? Time travel isn’t always what you think it is. Sexy circus stories. What makes a man write? The robots of Eden may be more sensitive and compassionate than you are. Is thirty-six million miles a long distance relationship?
Warning: Contains mild adult language and themes.
(Remember what I always say about warning labels!! “Alcohol may intensify effect? Thanks for the suggestion!”)
These six stories from Jason Z. Christie really are short & sweet. Micro short and hard to talk about without giving anything away & spoiling it for you. They hold a central theme, though. Love, in all it’s despicable forms.
I especially liked Big Top, having previously listened to the audio version of it. (I adore his narrator!!) It’s the longest of the six, and while listening to it, then reading it, I felt happy, and sad, and uncomfortable… all at the same time.
The feeling I get from these, (and from having previously listened to POETRY: A Love Story from the same author), is that the author has suffered a severely broken heart & soul at one point, and has never fully healed. Severely broken isn’t right. Mangled beyond repair might describe my take on it a little better.
If I’m wrong on that point, then Jason Z. Christie has developed a very strong empathic style of writing, and that has to be extremely difficult. You can feel the blood, sweat, tears, and body fluids in his writings – raw emotion.
I’m finishing RADAR LOVE now. The raw passion is there, a great read so far! I can’t wait to talk to you about it!!
THE TIME TRAVELER’s GIRLFRIEND:
A story that shows what people will do for true love.
Just the opposite of the first story, this shows the lengths that someone will go to when they’re NOT in love. This made me smile.
A man dedicates himself to his work, for his love. When the love dies, his passion for his work does not.
¹Adam & ²Eve, Futuristic Sex Robots built for someone else’s cruel desires, but found love in each other. After WWIIIII, can ¹Adam & ²Eve rebuild their Eden and begin again?
FORWARD TO TERMINATION:
Round up the troops, the evildoers, the hypocrites. Round them up, and know where they are when you need to take care of them. That time has come.
The tale of Mr. Socko, and twenty years under the big-top, unknowingly searching for one thing until he finds it again.