Welcome to one of the March 31st stops on the blog tour for Short Stories of Love and Entanglement by Andy Houstoun, organized by Silver Dagger Book Tours. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for excerpt spotlights, reviews, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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Short Stories of Love & Entanglement
by Andy Houstoun
Published 16 February 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 140
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A short collection of hauntingly beautiful love stories.
“It has a lovely kind of jazz storytelling feel that I’ve never encountered” Audio podcast Tall Tale TV.
“Andy Houstoun’s stories of love feel so real they hurt – and heal!” Kelly Mack McCoy, author of Rough Way to the High Way.
“The prose aches; it is felt” Expat Press.
“This is beautiful. I love having my heart broken perfectly” Elizabeth Victoria Aldrich, author of Reckless Little Things.
“A pound coin clatters down the slot. I scroll through the song choices of the old jukebox, and punch in 6-2-4. A seven inch of The Cure’s ‘Lovesong’ moves into position. The tonearm slides across and there’s a crackle as the needle settles into the grooves. A distorted guitar chord erupts from the speakers into the empty pub, and the familiar driving rhythm starts. The churchlike organ, the bouncing bass, and the jangly guitar; churn up feelings that stir my gut.
I’m in The Wuthering Heights, a pub Dan and I visited in the early nineties. I go back to my seat and glance around the room. It still has the same decor: lead-framed windows and ornate mirrors; paintings of the Yorkshire landscape in gilt frames. The smell of real ale and stagnant smoke.
I’m twenty again.
I stare at the door and imagine Dan walking in. I haven’t seen him for years.”
Andy Houstoun is a philosophy teacher. He lives in England with his wife and four children. His short stories have been published in a range of magazines based in Australia, the USA and the UK.
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