The Man Who Forgot How to Laugh by Linda Raab
Approx. 19,490 words.
Published on November 11, 2011.
Victor is a man who wanders the countryside trying to forget the tragedy that devastated his life. He settles in a village where he is unknown. In his day-to-day business as a blacksmith he encounters Ranette, who sees the despair in Victor and tries to befriend him. A surprise awaits them both when Victor reveals his secret and Ranette must face the consequences of her meddling.