That April Sunrise

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Grieving, wanting to die, an elderly Jenny escapes New York for a home in Florida. But nothing's changed. She's still desperately alone and in utter despair. Can she save herself? Why should she even try? That April Sunrise is a moving tale of one older woman's struggle to make sense of life, death, and an inconsolable grief. Can she do it? The answers lie in That April Sunrise.

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Words: 4,920
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452388809
About Rob Shelsky

Rob Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer, and averages about 4,000 words a day. He has several novels to his credit and two anthologies, with two romances out now, a Regency romance, Verity, along with the sequel, Faith, and soon to come, a time-travel romance.

Rob has written science fiction articles for such magazines as The Internet Review of Science Fiction, numerous articles for AlienSkin Magazine, Neometropolis, Midnight Street (UK), Doorways, and other publications. Rob has had short stories published with Jim Baen’s Universe, Aberrant Dreams, AlienSkin, Gateway SF, Fifth Dimension, Continuum SF, Sonar4, Uncial Press, Planetary Stories, Pulp Spirit Magazine, Sex & Murder, and many more. He has a novella coming out in early 2010 with Aberrant Dreams Magazine’s first hardcover edition anthology, The Awakening. Rob’s novella, Avenger Of The People, will appear there alongside the works of such sci-fi greats as Alastair Reynolds, Ian Watson, Jana Oliver, Robert Madle, and just so many others. There is even an introduction by Jack McDevitt.

Rob has a short story, Green Waters, now out with Sonar4’s Phase Shift anthology, and a paranormal story, Light On The Moor, coming out with Smashwords and

Now, Rob Shelsky is not only a writer, but a contributing editor for travel articles, as well as being a reviewer for Novelspot. He is also a resident science fiction columnist for AlienSkin Magazine.

Although widely traveled and continuing to travel, Rob now lives in North Carolina. He enjoys contemplating ideas for new stories while watching the sunsets over the mountains and sipping a glass of red wine, preferably a decent Merlot.

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Review by: George Kempland on July 30, 2010 :
That April Sunrise by Rob Shelsky is an inspiring story of someone coming back to life after an interval in the dread underworld of prolonged grief. For the young, this is the normal course of events in most cases, but for older people, the outcome is seldom so certain, and this is how it is in That April Sunrise. Mr. Shelsky captures this fact, deftly handles the impact of such a major loss as that of a longtime spouse, the resulting state the widow, Jenny, finds herself in, and the consequences all this entails.

It is with delight, and yes, even some reverence we watch Jenny attempt to return to the land of the living. Set in a beautiful locale in Florida, one that abounds with natural wildlife, we follow Jenny as she struggles to come to terms with her grief, and attempts to cross back over to the land of the living. This, for me, was a particularly uplifting story of someone striving, of wanting to let go and give up, but also who wants to go on living. You can’t help but feel for Jenny as she goes through all this, cry with her at her loss, but applaud, and yes, even laugh a little as she goes through her journey!

That April Sunrise is an inspirational short story. It’s message is clear, that none of us survives great grief easily, but it taught me that when despair threatens, when grief is truly overwhelming, I have but to look around me to find reasons to go on living. A truly valuable lesson, a truly uplifting tale.

I recommend That April Sunrise by Rob Shelsky for those who have suffered, and for those who want to delight in someone that struggles to rise again, to go on living. I give That April Sunrise five stars. This story deserves every bit of that, and more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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