Reviewed by Dennis
AUTHOR: K. Lynn
PUBLISHER: Less Than Three Press, LLC
LENGTH: 34 pages
Since the death of his partner a year ago, sci-fi writer James Murphy has lived a quiet, secluded life. But at the urging of his agent, he finally makes an effort to rejoin society. His first step is volunteering for a weekly storytime at the local library. The decision seems like a good one when he meets the children’s librarian, David.
Bright and engaging, David somehow manages to make James feel like everything will be okay. But when mutual friendship leads to a budding romance, the move forward could be too much for James. Leaving his past love behind once and for all might be a step he’ll never be ready to take.
James hasn’t written anything or even really been living since the death of his partner. By the suggestion of his agent he ventures out and decides to volunteer at a library for storytime. While there he meets David the man in charge. They get to know each other and have a friendly banter but James isn’t sure if it’s more than just friendly or if David is hitting on him.
I honestly don’t know where to start or what to say about Storytime except it is definitely a short story, so short I feel like it ended just as soon as it started. It doesn’t dwell to deep in the mind of James’ pain but rather David helping him move on and see that there can be light after the darkness. To me this is the beginning of what can be a good story. If you’re looking for something to read while at lunch then this would be one of those books.