The One & Three Others

Collected Short Stories

The One & Three Others is a short story collection that features two stories about unrequited romance and finding love (Must Have Hair and The One), one story about an office drama (That Damn Lift), and one story about an office romance (Office Ink).

Enjoy a fresh, new voice in fiction in this bite-sized collection, perfect for the office commute.

The One

When Tom Marshall knocks on Paton McLean's door, she's sure he is the one for her. Hiring him as a gardener and then a handyman, she keeps him around long enough for their relationship to develop into something more than friendship.

Tom has other ideas about their future, however, and struggles to come to terms with Paton's certainty that they are meant to be together. It is only in one final karmic twist that Tom realises he's made the wrong decision…

That Damn Lift

After a corporate takeover that results in new management and his demotion, Ross is biding his time until he retires. Unfit and unhappy that the lift in the building has been out of order for longer than necessary, he decides to confront his new boss, Ernestine, a cold woman brought in to manage staff layoffs.

Desperate to make Ernestine understand that the lift is a symbol of change (and not for the better), he commits an act of defiance that both redeems and costs him...'

Must Have Hair

Monique, approaching forty and desperate to be a wife and mother, is looking for love in all the wrong places. Adam, an unassuming artist, has been in love with her for three years.

Knowing that time is running out to make his move, Adam decides to share his feelings with Monique… but how can she reconcile the balding artist with the man of her dreams?

Office Ink

Office romances start innocently enough: an email here, a coffee there...

Caitlin Mills has had a crush on Mitchell Cooper, her handsome co-worker, for what seems like forever.

When Mitch breaks up with his girlfriend and asks Cait out to a music festival, she is thrilled. Hoping that this will be the start of something wonderful, Cait shares the details with Georgia Gallo, her colleague and friend. Georgia, and Caitlin's boss, Alec Smart, have other ideas about this budding romance, and Cait discovers that her relationship with Mitch is not quite as it seems.

Why you should get this short story collection

If you’re new to my writing, this collection of four stories is the ideal, cost-effective, convenient introduction to my fiction.

And if you’re an avid reader of my non-fiction books, you’ll get a sense of how each genre influences the other.

Imprint: Delicious Publishing

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