Genre: adult fiction, contemporary, short story
Published August 1st 2016 by Royal James Publishing
Law school wonder student Ian Peters chronicles his first night home for the summer in Piedmont, Washington. What starts with a pleasant drive up the Pacific Northwest Coast leads him into a night of self discovery, contemplative self-assessment, and ultimately the question of what kind of man does he want to be? Along the way, he reconnects with friends, family, and an old flame who changes his world forever.
What started as a typical night of partying quickly becomes BoyzNite
|I’m going to start by saying that I would really, really, really enjoy reading a full novel by Xane. J. Fisher, because I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. At only 17 pages long, it’s a cinch to read but wow, does it deliver a message and makes you feel for all involved. You feel like you’re one of the boys, you feel like you’re being plunged into this life and feel for the characters.
That being said, this short story is about Ian Peters, a law school wonder who is back home visiting [Piedmont, Washington,] for a few weeks. The boys throw a party and what happens at that party knocks him for a loop.v He’s faced with the reality of what life is and what life can throw at us, what it shapes us to be.
A very poignant short story and Fisher writes so eloquently it’s like reading poetry. No, not my typical read, but very well written.
What’s your favorite short story?