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A Single Step

by Vicky Heysham

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This is a special story for more than one reason. First, there is the unusual style. “Epistolary” novels or stories are not very common now, but in this specific case it worked really well for me in the modern adaptation - the author used a blog with people posting and e-mails instead of documents such as letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings, etc. It gave the story great energy. Second, the characters were amazing. There is Millar who writes the blog, and then there is Jake who responds. It’s the discussion between these two and some interesting truths emerging that made this unusual story very memorable for me. Third, the story is a great illustration of today’s online relationships – with all the advantages and pitfalls they bring with them.

Millar is a go-getter, an adventurer, and someone who will make any obstacle vanish by sheer force of will. He is on a twelve-month trip across the USA and blogs about it in a very funny yet informative way. The comments back from his family and friends are just as hilarious. Millar is so very alive and he assumes everybody else is the same way. He sounds very superficial - but he is also a guy with a lot more depth than it seems, and when the going gets a little tougher, he is there as well. I loved him!

Jake is one of the people who follow Miller’s blog, and I can’t really say much about him without spoiling the story. Suffice it to say he is great guy as well, much deeper than I expected, and with more than one revelation that might shock and surprise you. It is not just Millar who needed a single step to begin his big travel adventure – Jake has a single step to take as well. Into what – you will have to read the story to find out.

If you like unusual stories written in a very creative style, if you enjoy lots of humor with your romance, and if you’re looking for a read that will entertain you as much as it will make you think, then you will probably like this free short story. I loved it! ( )
  SerenaYates | Oct 19, 2017 |
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