Trust Your Heart
A Short Story
by Christine Columbus
Michelle, a divorced mother of two preschool children living in a Minneapolis suburb, maintains her subscription to her hometown newspaper. So when she bumps into childhood friend David, who she already knew was a successful bachelor, she realizes the newspaper forgot to mention he had matured into a handsome man. Memories of their past resurface and once more she envisions playing house with him. Although this time it's the adult-rated version, where he's selling software that threatens her job, her co-workers refuse to play nice, her ex-husband is acting just plain weird and the hometown paper is in an uproar over who is sending her flowers and who she should date. Michelle doesn’t know whom to believe until she steps back and looks deep within and trusts her heart.I’m Christine Columbus (yes, my real name), and I’ve lived forever in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am a poet and a romance novelist for The Wild Rose Press with a number of short stories and a soon to be released novel (February 19, 2010) The Perfect Country and Western Story. My latest prose appeared in the Bloomington Art Center’s literary production Water September 11-13th.
I performed Flash Fiction Tween Seasons at the Ritz. My teacher, Patrick, at the University of Iowa, once said he looked forward to reading my work because it was like a glitter of gold in a box of sand. For some reason I’ve always visualized a kitty litter box when I think of it.
The Perfect Country and Western Story
(To be released in February 2010 by Wild Rose Press)
Alexandra has the Stetson hat, now all she needs is the cowboy. But with three days and over 50,000 faces to search, will she be able to find the man who stole her heart? Ben still can’t believe he was foolish enough to let the beautiful thief walk away with his autographed cowboy hat. If the heartbreaker dares to show up at Country Time again this year, he’ll not only be looking to get his hat back, but aiming for a little payback as well.
OTHER SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED The Wild Rose Press
Christmas Mischief - Night Owl Romance Reviewer Top Pick
Coffee and Love To Go - Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read
Uncle Mike's Love
First Class Male
A Hard Day On The Farm