But, Baby, It's Cold Outside

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A seasonal short story to bring some cheer into the cold, grey winter. More
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Published: Dec. 04, 2011
Words: 3,080
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465822864
About Stuart Aken

Writing since I could hold a pencil, I've always been fascinated by words and their power to transform, educate, illuminate, entertain and influence. Stories are so fundamental to human beings that they form an essential part of our psyche, and to be privileged to tell my own versions of tales that have abounded for millennia is an honour.
I was born in Hull, England, in 1948 and had my first writing published in the form of illustrated articles for the British photographic press when I was 19. My fiction started with a radio play, Hitch Hiker, produced and broadcast on national radio by BBC Radio 4 in the 1970s. Several of my short stories have been published and others have been prize winners in competitions.
I am married, for the second time, to a charming and lovely lady who proof-reads my work for me. We have a daughter who, at the time of writing, is attending university to take a photography degree.

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Review by: Marcia Carrington on Feb. 08, 2012 : star star star star
An interesting battle of the sexes where the highlight is the dialogue between the story's couple in question, which was enjoyable to read.
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Review by: Linda Acaster on Dec. 12, 2011 : star star star star
This feel-good festive story is ideal for a Smartphone/Kindle fillip in an annoying day as it is destined to leave you with a wry smile. However, don’t let the title lull you into thinking of a similarly titled song. It’s not quite that straightforward. I loved the narrator’s arch tone, as icy as the path investigated in sockless boots and very little else. And the interloping visitor… but to say more would give the game away. Heck, the story’s free. Find out for yourself!
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Review by: Avril Field-Taylor on Dec. 10, 2011 : star star star star
I always find with SA's work that you can never take it on face value. Here we have, superficially at least, a story about sexual equality. But is it as simple as that? Difficult to tell because the humour tends to distract the reader, in the nicest possible way. I loved the description of her slipping over on the ice. And the dotty neighbour was beautifully drawn with the least possible strokes but still comes over as a fully fledged character. So what is the theme of this story? Compromise? Lust? Or a revelation that the sexes can never be equal, but omitting to say which comes out on top - pun intended.
(review of free book)

Review by: Avril Field-Taylor on Dec. 10, 2011 : star star star star
I always find with SA's work that you can never take it on face value. Here we have, superficially at least, a story about sexual equality. But is it as simple as that? Difficult to tell because the humour tends to distract the reader, in the nicest possible way. I loved the description of her slipping over on the ice. And the dotty neighbour was beautifully drawn with the least possible strokes but still comes over as a fully fledged character. So what is the theme of this story? Compromise? Lust? Or a revelation that the sexes can never be equal, but omitting to say which comes out on top - pun intended.
(review of free book)

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