Guru's Grace

Guru's Grace

Ruth Madison

Romance / Women & Gender Studies / Literature & Fiction

Sumitra's parents have brought her to India in the hopes that visiting a guru will help get her married.Single and twenty-nine, Sumitra has never told her parents that she struggles with a very particular attraction.Is it possible that the guru knows? Is he able to see into her soul and bring her the man of her dreams?*This is a short story of 4,000 words*Emily had always known that her grandmothers were witches. She had seen them making smelly brews in their black old cauldrons. She had watched them growing plants overnight. She had secretly taken a peek at their midnight broomstick rides a few times behind closed curtains. But, when they took her into a circular clearing at the center of the woods, not even the full moon could prepare her for the grotesque truth waiting silently there.
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Stewart's Story

Stewart's Story

Ruth Madison

Romance / Women & Gender Studies / Literature & Fiction

Stewart returns home to face his past and make up for his mistakes, but he soon discovers that everyone wants something from him. In particular, he doesn't trust the motives of his ex-girlfriend's flirty attention.Stewart returns home to face his past and make up for his mistakes, but he soon discovers that everyone wants something from him. In particular, he doesn't trust the motives of his ex-girlfriend's flirty attention. *** "Leah was already there. She was leaning over the bar, wearing a mini skirt that didn’t quite cover her butt and a sport’s bra. Her warm honey skin glistened, still wet from swimming. The few patrons inside were all riveted to her. As Stewart’s wheels rumbled onto the wooden floor, she turned and fixed him with her well-honed siren smile." *** This is a short story. Though it stands alone, its characters also appear in the novel (W)hole by the same author.
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