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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Broken Bottle Review


In “The Broken Bottle,” a suburban wife's perceptions of life and self-awareness are irreparably altered when she witnesses a brief but vivid moment of violence in downtown Chinatown.

Pixel Hall Press is offering a a free download of Sally’s PHP Short story “The Broken Bottle” http://tinyurl.com/q7pqokc

I downloaded this to my laptop and then to my kindle app on my phone

My Review

What seems like a un noteworthy event can sometimes change the way we look at everything in our world. A moment can change your outlook forever. This was a short, but intense story about just such an event.

A decision to stop for an impromptu dinner on a rainy night leads to a woman witnessing a brief violent act. As brief as it was, it has impacted her and she has never forgotten what she's seen. It's colored her outlook and other parts of her life as well. This story was very well written and the characters and setting were described in vibrant detail that allowed me to picture everything clearly in my head. This story was very short and felt like maybe it could lead into more. I would love to read more from this author!

About the Author

Sally Wiener Grotta is the consummate storyteller, reflecting her deep humanism and appreciation for the poignancy of life. As an award-winning journalist, she has authored many hundreds of articles, columns and reviews for scores of glossy magazines, newspapers and online publications. She has also co-authored numerous non-fiction books; her novel Jo Joe, a Black Bear, Pennsylvania story, was published in mid-2013 to rave reviews. Her next novel (which will be published in 2014) will be The Winter Boy.

A member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors, Sally Wiener Grotta is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events on the business of writing, as well as on photography and the traditional tradespeople of her American Hands narrative portrait project. She welcomes invitations to participate in discussions with book clubs (occasionally in person, more often via Skype, Google Hangout, or phone), and to do occasional readings.- See more at: http://www.pixelhallpress.com/broken_bottle.html#sthash.06PgaDct.dpuf

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