The True Tale of Castaway Ann Saunders: A Short Story

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This short story is based on the true story of a young woman named Ann Saunders who boarded a ship in the 1800’s with her fiance. She was headed to the New World and a new life until her ship foundered in stormy seas. What happens next dramatically changes her destiny...

"This is a good way to spend an afternoon, it was sad, and although the ending was bittersweet it ended well." More
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Thriller writer Roger Weston has worked on various vessels at sea, from a commercial fishing boat in the Puget Sound and a salmon processing ship in the Gulf of Alaska to a yacht off the coast of Hawaii. He has traveled in Russia during the Cold War, foiled a well-planned gang mugging in a Moroccan medina, and escaped a gun wielding taxi cab driver in Madrid, Spain.

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T. R. Robinson reviewed on on March 19, 2018

This is a fictional account of a true event and consequently, falls into the Fiction/Biographical genre. Nonetheless, despite the fictional tag, it carries the weight of authenticity.
The synopsis provides a background to the tale.

WARNING: For the more squeamish reader. Ultimately, this is a gruesomely realistic tale.

As with any short story (4,190 words - 13 pages) it is difficult to go into too much detail without spoiling it for potential readers. The protagonist, Ann Saunders, experiences sadness and undergoes, along with others, difficult circumstances. Though, naturally, the tale focuses on Ann Saunders, it remains an account, even if partly fictitious, of the participants combined experiences. It would be unfair to both reader and author to say more.

In the beginning ‘tell’ and ‘show’ writing styles are intermixed which some may find annoying. However, the style subsequently settles providing the reader with a tale that has a real ‘feel’ to it.

As a short story this is a quick and easy read that may be enjoyed wherever and whenever. It would suite commuters, patients in waiting rooms, those with little time, those who prefer to read on a smartphone, etc.
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