Four Bittersweet Romances & A Four-Act Closet Drama
by Lawrence G. Taylor Publish: Nov 03, 2019Historical RomanceRomanceHistorical FictionLiterary FictionFantasy
"All stories in this book are impressive, so different, yet making an indivisible whole."– customer review
THE BALLAD OF CALLE AND MAJA
Maja sends crushes to Calle, who is flattered and infatuated. But cowardliness restrains him from approaching Maja. In time, he befriends her. However, Maja is tormented by her love for Jose. Calle hopes to liberate Maja from the spell Jose cast on her.
TWO GIRLS IN A CAFÉ
London, England: A young man becomes the subject of a contentious conversation between Felicity and Ruth. The two girls, American and British respectively, know or claim to know, him. They spotted him at a short distance from a cafe. Their impressions differ about his character. Moreover, Felicity’s and Ruth’s perspectives are contrasting, concerning a man’s need to impress a woman during a love encounter which can easily lead to dishonesty. Ruth’s critical reflection of the young man’s personality traits is intended for Felicity as a warning. The question becomes whether Felicity’s and Ruth’s perceptions of the young man are accurate remains to be seen.
Amazon Review: ”Contemporary, witty, honest and ironic".
Binky is a young Caribbean man and Linda, a young Swedish woman. After meeting in London, Linda invites Binky to Sweden for a holiday. Binky's hopes are high for a continued love relationship. But there are no guarantees in love.
GETTING IT RIGHT, IF EVER
A tragicomic fantasy tale. Set in the there are no early 70s in two imaginary countries. 45-year-old Molly invites 40-year-old Benji to visit her homeland. Benji is overwhelmed and seizes his first chance to visit another country. Then one day, Benji catches sight of a woman and becomes mesmerised by her appearance. He pursuit is anything but conventional.
TELL ME WHO MY ENEMY IS—a four-act closet drama
Berry (an Afro-West Indian) and Gun and Kerstin (two Swedish cronies) are socialising. Sam, the Afro-American in time, barges in on the trio. The black men air opposing views about what's it like to live in Sweden. Berry becomes belligerent towards Sam. The girls are surprised by the men's bickering and animosity towards each other.
BIOGRAPHY I was born in Guyana, moved to England in the early sixties. I worked and studied in London. Residing in Sweden since the beginning of the seventies. I retired a few years ago from a mental health occupation and from a private counseling practice.
The seventies, I began writing, wrote mostly short stories, a four-act closet drama, a few novellas, and an unfinished biographical novel, and had spent two years nurturing the ambition to become an author of some repute. But financially the going was tough, as well as the feeling of insecurity for the future. I worked as a hospital porter for some years. I received a BA (Eng. & Ed.). Unfortu.nately, my interest in writing faded until a couple of years ago.
In Feb (2016), I self-published my debut book a collection of two short stories and two novellas, Strangers In Another Country, available only as an e-book.
In December 2016, I self-published a novella The Eternal Struggle: An Amorous Story, in ebook format and paperback format.
Getting it Right, if Ever - a Romance Novella will be available 22nd Aug 2019
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