Burdens: A Short Story

Alice is overweight, overworked, overtired and overwhelmed. Her Mama's had a bad stroke, her Aunt Sue is self-absorbed, and her cousin Lainie is so perfect it makes Alice sick. Nobody seems to care about Alice's burdens. Then she meets Sylvia.

Rated 15+ mild sexual dialogue, no sexual scenes, lesbian romance

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About Laura Susan Johnson

Laura Susan Johnson has been writing since the age of eleven, cutting her teeth on stories of the family dogs and cats. She has written two novels: CRUSH and BRIGHT and three short stories, BURDENS, OUR HOUSE and COLD FOOT. All of these projects are now available here at Smashwords. CRUSH is also available in print at Beaten Track Publishing.

She is currently working on another short story entitled OLD CARS and recently completed her second novel, BRIGHT. She lives in Idaho, Oregon, Arkansas and California.

Inspired by gay couples she took care of in her career as a hospice nurse, Laura Susan began penning her novel CRUSH in August 2010.

Laura Susan has applied much of her own life experience to her characters in CRUSH and BRIGHT. She is now working on her third novel, ARMOUR (Aug. 2016).

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Review by: Michelle MacIsaac on March 9, 2013 : (no rating)
A much more lighthearted story than the other works of this above average writer. I would have liked more story told. Where will they go on their first date? How will Alice handle a ready made family of twin boys (I wanted so badly to read more about those babies!) It was nice to read that Alice's family apparently is aware of her homosexuality and does not heckle her about it. I was prepared to dislike her cousin Elaine and her Aunt Sue, but the author obviously didn't want "villains" in this story. It's just a sweet romance about two women whose lives have been difficult. I would give it 5 stars but I think it ended too soon. I'm sure there is more to their story!
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Review by: Delores Cremm on March 27, 2012 : (no rating)
Fresh writing style, this author's story kept me interested, but I got left, I wanted to read more!!! I love the Character Alice. :)
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