I have just released the first of several short stories I’ll be publishing this fall. It’s called The Matchbook, and I’m excited to share it with you.
Clocking in at just over 5,000 words, this short story is set in the fictional town of Wakefield, a recurring location in a number of the short stories I’m working on.
Here’s what The Matchbook is all about:
Corbyn Thurber, seventeen, meets the love of his life while passing through the small town of Wakefield—he just doesn’t know it at the time.
He returns years later in search of the woman he never forgot only to discover she has a dark secret. And tracking her down under the watch of judgmental locals is only half as antagonizing as his sense of self-doubt.
Told from the perspective of a man haunted by regret, this short story, from the author of Fender and The Fifteenth of June, masterfully considers the consequences of a life unexplored.
And if that’s too much detail…
A young man visits the past in search of lost love, but discovers it’s buried beneath dark small town secrets.
True to form, The Matchbook is best classified as literary fiction, although it does contain hints of romance, suspense, and coming of age.
It is available for purchase for just 99 cents in digital formats only from the following online retailers:
Check it out. And as always, I encourage you to rate it even if you hate it on Goodreads.
Be sure to help yourself to some trivia questions based on The Matchbook, too!