First up, Monalisa Foster’s newest short story- Pretending to Sleep- A Communism Survivor’s Short Story
As always, click the cover for the link!
Based on actual events, this short story provides a quick glimpse into life under Ceausescu’s brutal communist regime. Like so many Romanians, ten-year-old Renata lives in fear of Securitate (Ceausescu’s secret police). They don’t always take you in the middle of the night. In a world where the living envy the dead, not all examples are made in the shadows. Some are made in the light of day.
This one is truth, plain, simple, and unadorned. It’s not pretty… But it’s a damn good read if you want to know what it was actually like behind the Iron Curtain.
Next is another installment of Wayne Whisnand’s story arc with Tole- One of Those Days
A plan gone wrong serves as a forceful reminder to Tole that even though things seem to be going according to plan, your guard is something you should never let down. Everyone has an off day, but when you’re a killer for hire an off day can be your last.
Good quick read, great characters, and an interesting story.