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Stoney M. Setzer lives in a small town about an hour south of Atlanta, GA, with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children. As a fiction writer, he strives to create suspenseful stories with spiritual (Christian) themes. Some of Stoney's stories have been described as "the Twilight Zone with a Christian worldview." His works have been featured in such publications as Residential Aliens, Fear and Trembling, Crossed Genres, and Christian Sci-Fi Journal, as well as a number of anthologies. Recently, he has also published an anthology of his own work entitled Zero Hour, which is available on www.amazon.com and at Smashwords. He is employed as a middle school special education teacher. When he isn't working or writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, visiting amusement parks, and watching the Atlanta Braves. He also maintains a blog at http://zerohourbystoneymsetzer.blogspot.com/
on Sep. 11, 2012 :
Fun bit of mystery develops when an old girlfriend pops back into a young man's life and tries to disrupt his engagement to his current love. The thing is, the guy's current love has been his only love - he never had an old girlfriend! But the evidence she provides as to their romantic past simply piles up leaving him confused and his fiance with doubts. Is she a demon in disguise testing his resolve? Has he been living a lie? The answer isn't what you might expect and the gentle twist at the end makes this an enjoyable and agreeable read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
R. D. Earle
on July 17, 2012 :
As with many of Stoney M. Setzer's other stories, the set-up for "The Other Woman" reads like a "Twilight Zone" episode. The main character is a man who has just announced his engagement. The next day, a woman he has never met comes to his office...begging him to dump his fiancee and take her back. Predictably, his fiancee is less than thrilled, but in this case, there is an added problem: He can't remember this other woman--at all.
Christian themes and moral decisions appear frequently in Setzer's writing, and this time he focuses on committed relationships. What happens when that commitment is tested for the first time? While this story does not have the same "pulp thriller" vibe of Setzer's other works, it does keep the reader engaged (no pun intended) to see how the situation gets resolved.
(review of free book)