Nancy Christie's short stories are brilliant, disturbing, and exquisitely written. Hers is a hypnotic, lyrical voice that captures your heart with its deep, rich humanity.Buy Traveling Left of Center for only $13.75
“Girl,” my mama had said to me the minute she entered my hospital room, “on the highway of life, you’re always traveling left of center.” (from Traveling Left of Center)
What happens when people face life situations for which they are emotionally or mentally unprepared? They may choose to allow fate to dictate the path they take—a decision that can lead to disastrous results.
The characters in Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories are unable or unwilling to seize control over their lives, relying instead on coping methods that range from the passive (The Healer) and the aggressive (The Clock) to the humorous (Traveling Left of Center) and hopeful (Skating on Thin Ice). But the outcomes may not be what they anticipated or desired. Will they have time to correct their course or will they crash? Included in this collection of short stories are the critically acclaimed Alice in Wonderland and Annabelle.
“Ms. Christie’s mastery of the short story is remarkable.” —Margaret Gust, Coastal Breeze News
“Nancy Christie creates a unique and compelling world with only a few strokes of her pen.” ~ Sahar, BlogCritics
“These 18 stories… are complex, varying, and thoroughly imaginative, introducing a fresh voice to fiction that is both ironic as well as gorgeously gloomy… heart wrenching, and familiar.” ~Mary Sellers, What Is That Book About
[Christie’s] use of detail really brings the stories to life.” —Hal Blythe, fiction editor, The Chaffin Journal
About Nancy Christie
Nancy Christie is the author of a short story collection, TRAVELING LEFT OF CENTER AND OTHER STORIES (a runner-up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Competition) and two short fiction e-books, ANNABELLE and ALICE IN WONDERLAND — (all published by Pixel Hall Press) — and the inspirational book, THE GIFTS OF CHANGE (Atria/Beyond Words).
Her fiction has been accepted by magazines such as Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, Streetlight Magazine, Down in the Dirt, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, St. Anthony Messenger, Talking River, Wild Violet, EWR: Short Stories, Hypertext, Wanderings, The Chaffin Journal, Fiction 365, Full of Crow, Red Fez and Xtreme. One of her stories was shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2016 The Raven Short Story Contest.
Christie is also the founder of “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day, an annual celebration of short stories and those who write them, and hosts of the monthly Monday Night Writers group in Canfield, Ohio. Connect with her through her website at www.NancyChristie.com, via Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Twitter: @NChristie_OH, or at her writing blogs: Focus on Fiction, The Writer’s Place and One on One.