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#15: The Choice - Jason Mott

In this short story by Jason Mott, author of The Returned, a man is forced to choose between the life he has now, and the one he thought was gone forever…

Peter Galvin was just seventeen when Tracy Whitland—the love of his life—vanished without a trace. In the years after her death, he had finally moved on, gotten married, started a family. He is content with his life now—happy, even…. Until Tracy suddenly and inexplicably returns.
For weeks, Peter and his wife, Samantha, have been watching mysterious reports of people's loved ones returning from beyond, the world spinning into uncertainty and chaos. But they never imagined it would happen to them. With Tracy's unusual homecoming, Peter and Samantha must decide where they can possibly go from here, and whether their family can survive….

Read more stories of the Returned in The First and The Sparrow. And don't miss Jason Mott's haunting debut novel, The Returned, a story of one family given an extraordinary second chance.

*The novellas, The First, The Sparrow and The Choice are all free on Amazon.*

  • Kindle: 151 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (August 1, 2013)
  • ASIN: B00C84F740



Jason Mott lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary journals. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 "New Hollywood: Next Wave" people to watch.

He is the author of two poetry collections: We Call This Thing Between Us Love and "...hide behind me..." The Returned is his first novel.

The Returned has also been optioned by Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC. It will air in March, 2014 on the ABC network under the title "Resurrection."


My review for The First
My review for The Sparrow


REVIEW:
This short story is my favorite of the three.
The teaching in this one, I feel, is unlike any other. The message of maturity, love and responsibility is so strong.
I really liked Peter, he seemed like such a rational and intelligent man. His story with Tracy is romantic, sad and smart, all-at-once..
Looking forward to starting The Returned soon.


4/5

Comments

  1. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I must check out Jason's books. I've been hearing so much about The Returned and its TV adaptation.

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  3. Sandie of Booksie's Blog just gave me The Returned from her read pile. Your review of this short story makes me want to move the book up my next to read list!

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