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Possoons: Stories

The engaging stories in POSSOONS explore, with both quirky humor and poignancy, the ever-evolving landscapes of the heart. Characters from twenty to sixty, male and female, gay and straight, substantial and ethereal navigate relationship, love, and loss.In "Not About Tahiti," a housewife who yearns to visit the South Seas cultivates a tropical paradise around her husband's recliner. In "Harry Meets The Goddess," a divorced car salesman fantasizes about writing letters to Penthouse, but gets more than he ever dreamed of when a goddess named Lu materializes in the front seat of his Oldsmobile. In "Possoons," a woman tries to make sense of the fact that her perfect lover left because he was too happy. And in "Restoration," a painter who has been unable to touch brush to canvas since the death of his partner finds creative resurrection.These and the other stories in this collection will evoke a laugh, a tear, and perhaps new possibilities to ponder.REVIEWS"Rachelle Roger's bailiwick is the dram of magic that makes life bearable when romance disappoints. She deals in the heavenly intercession, the unaccountable coincidence, the sudden surge of whimsy that sends dependable people off on flights of fancy that bewilder their loved ones. The stories in Possoons are wise, funny, and uplifting, and I highly recommend them." - Susan Hasler, author of Intelligence "The delicately crafted and often sassy stories in Possoons examine the mystery and magic of the heart, the courage to love, the willingness, if necessary, to fail, and the ultimate triumph of taking the risk." - Phillip Gardner, author of Someone To Crawl Back To "Rachelle Rogers has produced a heterogeneous collection of short stories that will entertain and amuse readers. The short quips in Possoons are really studies in human nature; from the sixty something Eva to the gay Julian this author brings her characters to life. In a few sentences we see deep into the psyche and the hearts of the people in the story. Whether happy or sad, grieving or rejoicing, the reader becomes part of the story through empathy and understanding. Bravo Ms. Rogers, this collection is highly recommended." - Shirley A. Roe, Allbooks Review Int.
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About the Author

Rachelle Rogers is a writer and poet. Fiction author of A Love Apart, a novel, and Rare Atmosphere, a memoir, her work has appeared in several literary journals, including Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Passager, and Calyx, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women. She lives in Asheville, NC, and is currently working on a memoir.

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