Wednesday, April 09, 2008

End of a String, my new story, released today Apr 9

My new story, End of a String, released today, April 9. To potential downloaders, the woman on the cover is not the woman in the story. Natalie Adams is a brilliant electrical engineering student, beautiful but initially hateful to Slim Canton. Set in the late 1950s, Slim is on scholastic probation after flunking calculus but he is smitten by Natalie despite her not liking him. So it is to his advantage that Natalie wouldn't give him the time of day so he can concentrate on his studies. However, when she relents and agrees to help him with calculus one evening, his hopes soar. He really wants to pursue a relationship with Natalie. At the end of the help session, Slim takes a desperate step, hoping to see Natalie again on a date. Their mutual interest: roller skating. After several dates at a local roller rink Natalie proclaims to Slim that he is the end of a string of boy friends she's had. Slim couldn't be happier.

My thanks to my editor, Nancy Swanson, for helping me interject more 1950s scenes in this story to make it in keeping with around 1957. I'll post an excerpt in a later blog.


Marianne Arkins said...

Larry... you might want to look here:


Larry Hammersley said...

Hi Marianne: Thanks for the heads up on the review. I received that this morning via my Googles Alert. It was very encouraging and thank you for reading my blog on the release. End of a String received better marks than my first story, Lab Partners. Larry