In Your Words

Rated 4.33/5 based on 6 reviews
A short story (3100 words)
Amelia is an author who writes about love but has lost her belief in it. She is participating in a book signing week in yet another stop on what seems like an endless tour. When she escapes to a quiet corner of the bookstore Amelia meets the woman who she knows can restore her faith in love, but will she have a chance to find out? More
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About R J Samuel

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Email: R.J_Samuel@yahoo.com
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R J Samuel was born in Nigeria, to Indian parents from Kerala. She grew up in different parts of Nigeria with a brief stint in boarding school in the Nilgiri Hills in India and occasional summers in Kerala, London, and New York. In 1984, she moved to Ireland to complete her medical studies and vividly remembers the shock of arriving at Galway Train Station on an icy October night. Despite that traumatic first meeting, she fell in love with Galway and has remained there since, apart from a 3-year episode in the southwest of France. She is an Irish citizen and now considers herself almost Irish as well as almost Indian. Her first novel, 'Heart Stopper,' was published in February 2012 and her second novel, 'Falling Colours - The Misadventures of a Vision Painter,' in June 2012. Her third novel, Casting Shadows - The Further Misadventures of a Vision Painter, was published in January 2013. Her novels are set in the West of Ireland, in Galway and Connemara, and also in Kerala, India.

She has been writing creatively for 6 years, excluding her period in France where she wrote nothing creative, probably because she was running a restaurant\bar despite having a background in Medicine (she is a qualified medical doctor) and IT (she has a Masters in IT) and absolutely no background in restaurants, apart from eating in them.

Her story 'Helmets' was shortlisted for the 2011 Over the Edge 'New Writer of the Year Competition' and she was the only entrant to have both her fiction and her poetry long-listed for the Doire Press '1st Annual International Fiction and Poetry Chapbook Competition' in January 2012. Her fiction entry, 'The Vision Painter,' went on to be shortlisted for this competition and was the basis for her second novel, 'Falling Colours - The Misadventures of a Vision Painter.'

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Reviews

Review by: andrea mc collum on Nov. 13, 2013 :
A longer love story is what i want to read from you.very enjoyable short read
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Review by: PJ Port on May 27, 2013 :
A short but sweet romantic story. I liked it.
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Review by: W. Freedreamer Tinkanesh on May 24, 2013 :
An easy-reading short story to forget about daily life. Sweet style.
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Review by: Fiona Scoble on May 07, 2013 :
A beautiful and unusual love story.
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Review by: Arch DeNight on April 19, 2013 :
"There is never any tedium in your everyday when you find that love"

Of all the work of fictions I ever read, that's the most beautiful way to describe a life with love. And that's exactly what happen to the characters of this beautiful story. Nice job, RJ Samuel! I almost cried reading the end of this story :-)
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Review by: Max B on Feb. 06, 2013 :
Beautifully written, a nice taster of this authors style and way with words. Love it!
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