a PHP Short
"[Annabelle] is fragile in the way that Kafka’s protagonists are fragile... unlike Kafka’s stories, Nancy Christie’s tales are always beautiful." - Morrow Wilson
"This spellbinding short story will mesmerize the reader with powerful character development and a tale sadly familiar to many women. It’s hard to imagine anyone who will not read this excellent book through on the first attempt."
~ Charles S. Weinblatt, NY Journal of Books
We all have our fantasies—our hopes and dreams of what we want our future to be. But what happens when our fantasies are based on an erroneous interpretation of past events, when our hopes and dreams are so far from reality that they prevent us from having any kind of a normal life? A lonely young woman, all Annabelle wants is to love and be loved. But the twin emotions of fear and guilt, from a passion born on a summer day so many years ago, hold her fast.
In the short story Annabelle, author Nancy Christie paints a lyrical portrait of a young woman, the daughter of a painter and his devoted model. Their obsession with the creation of art binds the family and twists the soul of a child.
"This tiny pearl of a story (read in one sitting) grabbed my attention from the first page....
A very quick but potent read." ~ Robin Baum
"...lush, descriptive and powerful" ~ Julie WhiteleyThe cover painting is by Mark Webber.
About Nancy Christie
Nancy Christie is a full-time professional writer for publications and corporate clients, but fiction is her passion. As she explains, “I have been making up stories since I was a child, engaging in ‘what if’ and ‘let's pretend’ activities that took me far beyond my northeastern Ohio home. And I'm still doing it—only for a much larger audience!” (Please see the One on One Interview with Nancy for more insights about how and why she writes fiction.)
In addition to her two PHP Shorts e-books, Annabelle and Alice in Wonderland, her short stories can be found in literary publications such as Full of Crow, Fiction365, Red Fez, Wanderings, The Chaffin Journal and Xtreme. Her short fiction collection, Traveling Left of Center, will be published in Summer, 2014, by Pixel Hall Press. In addition, Christie is working on several other book projects, including a novel and a book for writers.
A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Nancy teaches workshops at writing conferences and schools across the country and hosts the monthly Monday Night Writers group in Canfield, Ohio. Visit her website at www.NancyChristie.com or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or at her writing blogs: Finding Fran, The Writer’s Place and One on One.