The Long Afternoon

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
Diva romance novelist Veronica Harper and her long-suffering personal assistant arrive for a book signing appearance only to discover that they're at the wrong bookstore. Her assistant persuades Veronica to soldier on, but a bizarre encounter with an eccentric fan plunges them into a nightmarish world from which they can't seem to escape. (Short Fiction)

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About Marilynn Farmer

Marilynn Farmer is a writer, art lover and mother of two living off the grid in a sod house on the great Midwest plain of Illinois who weaves baskets out of prairie grass in her spare time. Okay, not really. She lives in a subdivision near Chicago with running water and shops at Target, but reserves the right to periodically escape to southwest Michigan because it has more trees.

Marilynn is a survivor of stage IIIa breast cancer (2011). Cancer sucks, so please please PLEASE support metastatic cancer research. It is THE only way to a cure, people. Pink ribbons, "awareness" and the loads of crap pink merchandise being pedaled out there will NEVER stop anyone from dying. For more information on how you can help please visit Metavivor.

In her spare time Marilynn likes to stare into the abyss of her own mortality but has also been known to read, write, watch movies and visit estate sales. She thinks Facebook is creepy and has worked as a paperboy, ice cream server, fabric store clerk, soap store clerk, sandwich shop artist, theater counter server, negative developer, paste-up artist, newspaper ad compositor, human resources assistant, beauty school records officer, advertising sales rep, retail sales clerk, resume writer, adminstrative assistant, antiques dealer, jewelry designer, and once operated the duck pond game at an amusement park.

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Review by: Jen Cole on June 15, 2013 :
An interesting story and very readable. I did feel though that switching styles from brisk modern to a kind of wandering fantasy nightmare was perhaps not quite kosher. I would have also liked the ending to have left the reader with a better idea of the reason these events unfolded in the way they did for the protagonist and of the road ahead.
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Review by: Kristen Rose on Feb. 24, 2013 :
I enjoyed this story and I thought it was very well written. Usually when I go to read something, it takes a few pages for me to start to get into it, but I was hooked within the first few paragraphs. It was captivating and the characterisation was very well done.
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Review by: Kj Partridge on Feb. 23, 2013 :
I loved this story, I didn't see what was coming at all and that made it all the more enjoyable. The story was wonderfully descriptive so I could see it all in my mind's eye which is a huge plus. I would definitely recommend Ms. Farmer to my friends, check this story out, see for yourself. Kudos Ms. Farmer!!!!
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Review by: J Dean on Feb. 21, 2013 :
A very enjoyable read! The description and detail were well-balanced with the story's pace, and kept my interest right up to the end! Definitely worth taking the time to check this one out! I hope Ms. Farmer puts out more stories like this!
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