About the Author
Creative Talents Unleashed is both thrilled and honored to announce the release of Losing You – A Novella Collection by Candace Meredith.
Candace Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English Creative Writing from Frostburg State University in the spring of 2008. Her works of poetry, photography and fiction have appeared in literary journals Bittersweet, Backbone Mountain Review, Anthology 17, Greensilk Journal, Saltfront and The Broadkill Review. She currently works as a Freelance Editor for an online publishing company and has earned her Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) from West Virginia University.
Introduction . . .
Losing You is a compilation of three Novellas titled Dear Caroline, Not My Daughter and The Marathon Runner that deal with loss in some way.
Dear Caroline is a story about a man who loses his wife; even at the age of seventy-four Jimmy feels he has lost his wife too soon especially when her death was so unexpected. The story gravitates to the surreal in a fantastical kind of way while the protagonist writes to his beloved wife almost on a daily basis – from behind prison bars. Jimmy feels he still has a connection with his wife in a metaphysical sense but that doesn’t go over well with his daughter who vehemently disagrees with his actions and is devastated about his incarceration.
Not My Daughter is also about losing a wife but the story gravitates more toward the loss of a mother as the protagonist Kristi mourns her loss; the story develops further as Kristi is found to have a relationship with William who had been with Marissa Shaw on the night of her death. Kristi dates a man who her father disregards all-the-while trying not to mourn the man who was responsible for the loss of her mother. The finale is a collision course of loss, death and potential forgiveness.
The Marathon Runner delves into the loss of a friend that at some point can be re-kindled if the protagonist plays his cards right: a man who is easily confused as a bum who has no job and is virtually homeless despite his relationship with a store owner. Maverick wants nothing more than to move forward from the past and think of the future but finds himself at the hands of his ex to his dismay. This is the story of a man who wants to re-kindle the past while being constantly reminded of his present.
Losing You is comprised of three stories that are written to move the reader through intense fantasy and a surreal reality.
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Book Description: Every once in a while you stumble upon something incredibly special and unique. If you are reading this poetry collection you are one of the lucky ones.
These thoughts are profound – exploring worlds of nothingness and the empty spaces people used to occupy. Ghost memories, barely there yet impossible to ignore. Verse that is personal, emotive, intimate, explosive and intense. Poetry about the rough and tumble of lust, the symmetry of love, the wreckage when it all goes bad.
At times abstract, spinning through inner and outer energies towards places that, once upon a time, were people; now ruins, left to turn to dust seemingly in the blink of an eye. Foundations sustained by better days but ravaged by age and tempestuous weather, a sparkling gold universe turned to decay.
Candace Meredith has perfected her craft and turned something otherwise ordinary into something extraordinary. Her words paint pictures and bring forth memories, long hidden. She writes moments that take your breath away, her sentences are velvet.
– L. J. Diaz, author of Catching Snowflakes
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