Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Humor/Short Story
“Caribbean dive guide Gage Hoase woos and wins a beautiful dive guest then sends her packing. All is good until Gabi returns, with happily-ever-after on her mind. Now Gage has to figure a way to let her down gently before she offs him in his sleep.”
A former photojournalist, Tim W. Jackson now splits his time between captaining a boat, teaching people how to scuba dive, and (obviously) writing. He has one novel, Mangrove Underground. Jackson also has multiple short stories available, all set on the tropical Blacktip Island, also the setting for his upcoming second novel.
For more, visit Jackson’s blog.
The setup is simple, with lots of possibility. Gage thinks he’s got the perfect situation as he puts his twist on the old cliché. He loves ’em, but they do the leaving. Then one of his conquests decides to come back with plans to stay. As you might expect, the situation is full of humor as Gage attempts to extricate himself. This is a well written, short, yet fun read.
Mild adult situations.
Added for Reprise Review: Two and a Half Weeks by Tim W. Jackson was a nominee in the Short Story category for B&P 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. Original review ran November 24, 2014
No significant issues
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 4-5,000 words