WHAT READERS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT PLENTY OF FISH:
“No spoilers from me as far as what will happen next, but I thought it was great! Suspenseful and with a great twist, you won’t want to miss out on this one!” –Angel Gelique
“The author does a good job of setting the mood in the piece, and I’d like to read more of her works, especially longer ones, to see what she does with them.” –JJ Parus
“This is a truly excellent piece of writing–about twenty minutes of reading.” –Dave Wilde
“The author definitely built suspense. From the start, I wanted to know how this stranger knew our protagonist. I could feel the woman’s dread and confusion.” –Anthony Marchese
“I would recommend for anyone looking for a quick suspenseful read.” –Meka James
Local celebrity painter Mackenzie knows better than to talk to strangers. But, he seems to know so much about her already…
PLENTY OF FISH is a 3,404 word suspenseful short story.
EXCERPT FROM PLENTY OF FISH:
He approached her, extending his hand. “It’s nice to finally meet you.”
Hesitantly, she shook it. “Do I know you?”
He laughed. “You’re funny and pretty.” He held on a few moments longer than necessary before releasing Mackenzie’s hand.
She wrapped her arms around herself, scanning the area. Her bag was placed on the table against the back corner wall. She’d have to find an excuse to make her way over there to grab her cell phone.
Heart thumping, she faked a smile, wondering if he was looking for a hook-up. She wasn’t interested in finding out and just wanted him to leave.
She faced her canvas, keeping the guy in her peripheral vision. How should she play this out? Play along like she knew him? Ask for his name? He must be a commenter on her blog who happened to live in the area. On Mackenzie’s ‘About Me’ page, she revealed the city she was from. Maybe that was a mistake?