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Choices, Changes and Other Stories
A collection of stories previously published as B.G. Hope with a few new contemporary titles.
“Rapture”: From a Stephen King prompt about a stalking ex-wife.
“Choices”: Money and happiness don’t always get along. It’s all a matter of choices.
Carl is a winner. He has money, success, a rich young wife. But his past is catching up. He might not feel like Scrooge, but the Ghosts of Christmas Past force him to question his life. Mud might never turn to gold, but gold itself might actually be pyrite…
The new stories
“Openings”: Three short stories written from writing prompts
“Changes”: The day Rick turns forty, his wife dumps him. And the kids.
He tries to recover from the shock of the breakup with the help of a nice babysitter and friendly colleagues. But life changes for everyone. Is there love after forty? Can he trust a woman ever again?
Raccolta di “storie in io” con protagoniste ventiduenni nell’Italia di fine XX secolo.
“Gianluca” – Mare, sole, vacanze… e il Misterioso Qualcuno!
“Ricominciamo da capo” – tre amiche si lasciano con i rispettivi ragazzi. E ricominciano da capo.
“Odi et Amo” – un’estate al mare per Gabriella incazzata col mondo – fino all’incontro decisivo
“Quando lui è sposato” – …è un casino per l’aspirante amante. Che potrebbe anche rovinarsi la vita con le sue mani.
“Sognando una popstar” (inedito) – Clizia Gurrado voleva sposare Simon Le Bon. L’autrice preferiva altri membri del gruppo…
“Oltre il liceo” – autobiografica – l’autrice in quel periodo.
“Amore metallaro” – Una ragazza di buona famiglia si innamora di un metallaro.
“Metallara in incognito” – un’ex-Duraniana si innamora di un metallaro.
“Occhi di gatto” – una festa di Carnevale, un misterioso ragazzo dagli occhi di gatto.
Variazioni sul tema
Six Months and Other Love Stories
A collection of love stories previously published as B.G. Hope (2012).
“The Photographer”: an ugly duckling transforms into a swan for love.
“Obsession”: two brothers in love with the same woman. Tragedy looms.
“Love and Prejudice”: good old Cinderella story in the present.
He is a happy workaholic bachelor.
She doesn’t believe in fairy tales anymore.
The difficulties on being single after 40 – and having to find a relationship to conform to peer pressure. A romantic novella.
Cover art by Marta Baroni.
Variations on a Theme
One is blond and blue-eyed, the other has dark hair and eyes. Names change, situations change, but it’s all variations of the same love story. Short stories of m/m romance.
“Dismissed Gay” – meeting again ten years after participating to a reality show
“Band-mates” – being asked to join the best band of the school and win the Battle of the Bands
“Heartbreaker” – seduced and abandoned wants revenge
“Gardener” – handsome new gardener to steal rich young man’s heart
“Legacy” – a dying man leaves a small apartment and his son to his lover
“Rock stars” – it’s not just rock ‘n’ roll
previously published as B.G. Hope. Cover art by Marta Baroni.
Openings – Writing Prompts
These stories were born from an online workshop – writing prompts for openings of 3-400 words. I wrote three out of four stories.
In 2015 I did the Depth workshop online. I had to write story openings according to a prompt. The last story opening was so well done, that the teacher said “Go write that story.” So I did.
The first prompt I couldn’t rewrite or continue,in spite of the two attempts. But these are the other three – the first few paragraphs straight from the workshop (in one case completely rewritten, though) – and the stories that sprang out of it.
Meeting in Kyoto (Bettie and her ex spouse)
Wishing Parenthood (Ben finds a child)
Christmas Gifts (Nancy in the snowstorm)
There’s a witch on the loose and she can turn our lives upside down. Samantha enjoys toying with us and she switches bodies at will. That’s the challenge Johnny & Marian, Ciaran & Harith and Pat & Babs have to deal with.
Three novellas with a common denominator: Samantha the witch! Enjoy this humorous tales of body switches.