Toward The Sky

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Daws returns to NYC from a military funeral to find a burst of new life in the guise of a rain-drenched love-scorned ball of fire. (Pre-edit scene from an in progress novel titled "Moondrops and Thistles," expected summer 2011)
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Words: 2,240
Language: English
About LK Hunsaker

~ Literary Romance With An Artsy Twist ~

LK Hunsaker is the author of a string of novels centered around the arts and societal issues. Raised in Central Illinois in the midst of an artistic family and surrounded by cornfields, she married a career soldier and spent the next 20 years moving around the U.S. and abroad. During that time, she raised two children, worked a few odd jobs, finished her psychology degree, and embarked on a writing career. She and her husband are now settled in Western Pennsylvania surrounded by trees and lakes, but they still get restless feet and the urge to travel.

LK has been called one of the "great storytellers" with "brilliant writing" by reviewers and peers, and has won several peer awards and commendations. Her short stories, poems, reviews, and articles have been published in literary ezines and print magazines.

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Reviews

Review by: Marcia Carrington on Feb. 27, 2012 :
This is one of those short stories where the situation and characters are so vivid and well-drawn that, despite the story's length, it manages to convey, and evoke, many emotions in the reader. The events which bring the protagonists together on that fateful day, also, are well-constructed and plausible, and the ending leaves the reader wanting for more.
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Review by: Two Monsters on Nov. 24, 2010 :
I really liked this story. It gave enough and not enough to both keep you reading and wanting more and looking for more. It also left it where you can draw your own ending and be happy about it.
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Review by: Jane Richardson on Sep. 09, 2010 :
If the purpose of a short story is to capture a life-changing moment in time, then this exquisite tale from Ms Hunsaker does it in spades.
Two strangers, both bruised and buffeted by life, meet by chance in the small hours of a rainy night. We're given just enough of Daws' story to realise there's far more to come, and enough of Deanna's to know that she's almost given up hope. Almost...for despite all she's been through, Deanna still believes that somewhere out there is the prince she's spent a lifetime searching for.
Daws, the expert when it comes to holding back, finds himself unexpectedly, hesitantly drawn towards her, to her spirit and lust for life. Is she that elusive something, that someone, that might change his life for good...for the better? We're left hoping so, for both their sakes.
The story is just five pages long, so it wouldn't be fair to reveal any more - just take it from me that in those five pages Ms Hunsaker has created a beautifully balanced story with two utterly believable characters. She handles dramatic tension and atmosphere wonderfully, and leaves the reader with a story they won't be able to forget.
If you've never read any of Ms Hunsaker's work before I'd highly recommend you start with Toward The Sky. You won't be disappointed.
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