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Under the Valley (A Short Story) (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
A phone call destroys the quiet of one August morning for Theresa. What she can’t yet know is how much her world has been shattered. Her new husband, Billy, has been wounded while serving in Iraq, and now they say he’s coming home. But, like so many young soldiers returning from conflict, Billy’s homecoming brings with it much more than just the relief of return. Physically hurt and psychologically damaged, Billy now has secrets. Remembering the salad days of their marriage, Theresa is confused and disappointed by the change in her husband. It seems that their plans—and the luck that they had so happily assumed was responsible for their love—have changed too. As Theresa watches Billy’s silent decline, she must decide if she will sink with him or seize control and lead them in a more hopeful direction.
About the Author
Mesha Maren is a fiction writer from southern West Virginia. Her work appears in Tin House, the Oxford American, Hobart, the Barcelona Review, and Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial.
- ASIN : B00MAT5G8A
- Publisher : StoryFront (Sept. 10 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 691 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 22 pages
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