Lettered

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Trish had turned her back on the whole human race; they just weren't worth risking her affections for any longer. More
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About M. Matheson

"I find that good fiction brims with more reality than many other things claiming to be the truth. A good story will strip bare our heart, reveal the things that only God can see and move our soul." -M. Matheson

It is my sincere wish (leaving me only two) that you, the reader of these stories, will be moved in some way, be it small or large, and at the very least simply enjoy having read a good tale.

~~~~ Scroll down to my books and stories if you wish to skip the short long story of my existence ~~~~

M.(Mike) Matheson was born on an Army base in the middle of nowhere, Arizona. Dad was career military, and Mom stayed at home, the norm for the '50s. Mike's ultimate hero, his father, died suddenly and without warning.
Without his stabilizing strength, the family became a severed sparking wire searching for ground. The ensuing dysfunction and chaos proved, in later years, to make for great storytelling.

Mike has been blessed to take a wide bite out of life. From motorcycle outlaw to the pastor of a church and missionary evangelist. He has traveled a lot, seen a lot, and done many things; some he wished he'd never done, and others he can't wait to do again. Yet, each and every scrap of life has made a fantastic fabric from which to weave many grand tales.

Mike has written dozens of short stories. Flatline is Mike's second novel No More Mister Nice Guy was his first. 

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Review by: Clive S. Johnson on Sep. 23, 2014 :
‘Lettered’ by M. Matheson is a short story that achieves what all shorts should – a tight and concise plot, supported by just enough character development and scene setting to make it real, believable and hence readily draw the reader in. It’s a tale seen through the eyes of its protagonist, Trish, newly settled in to her small apartment and humdrum life. Through Matheson’s generally good use of allusions and similes, the reader is quickly introduced to Trish’s current circumstances, and without feeling too rushed, some of her salient history.

Matheson does a good job of making Trish believable, and in gaining the reader’s empathy, perhaps the strongest feature of this piece. The plot, although it works well in outline, has one or two slight weaknesses that could easily be remedied, one in particular that begged suspicions of a convenient plot device towards the end. That said, the overall narrative isn’t unduly spoiled.

My lasting impression is of a relaxed, easy and confident narrative style which, for an emerging author of contemporary fiction, bodes very well for his future works. A writer to watch out for.
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