Nancy Christie Releases Short Story ANNABELLE
PHP Shorts (an imprint of Pixel Hall Press) has published "Annabelle," a hauntingly lyrical short story eBook by Nancy Christie, which is garnering rave reviews and readers' praise. To celebrate the publication of "Annabelle," Pixel Hall Press is holding a raffle to give away 5 copies of the story as an ePub, Kindle mobi or PDF file. To enter to win, go to the "Annabelle webpage".
A SMALL SAMPLING OF THE RAVE REVIEWS & READERS' PRAISE FOR "ANNABELLE"
"[Annabelle] is fragile in the way that Kafka's protagonists are fragile. Both writers tell their stories without the slightest self-pity or sentimentality. Like Kafka's heroes, Annabelle is vulnerable and already deeply wounded. Yet, unlike them, she is deeply feminine. And unlike Kafka's stories, Nancy Christie's tales are always beautiful" - Morrow Wilson
"The writing is lush, descriptive and powerful." - Julie Whiteley
"'Annabelle' is a literary gem that captures your imagination to a haunting surrender.... This is one of those stories that you will remember for a long time." - Michelle Bowles
"This story is vivid, powerful, and disturbing. It certainly deserves to be read more than once." - Anita Gorman
We all have our fantasies-our hopes and dreams of what we want our future to be. But what happens when our fantasies are based on an erroneous interpretation of past events, when our hopes and dreams are so far from reality that they prevent us from having any kind of a normal life? A lonely young woman, all Annabelle wants is to love and be loved. But the twin emotions of fear and guilt, from a passion born on a summer day so many years ago, hold her fast.
In the short story "Annabelle," author Nancy Christie paints a lyrical portrait of a young woman, the daughter of a painter and his devoted model. Their obsession with the creation of art binds the family and twists the soul of a child.
A short story eBook (in formats readable on all devices), "Annabelle" is currently available for $0.99 from Amazon and Kobo, and will shortly also be on sale on BarnesandNoble.com and the Apple iBookstore.
ABOUT NANCY CHRISTIE
Nancy Christie's essays and fiction can be found on the pages of magazines as diverse as Full of Crow, Fiction365, Red Fez, Wanderings, The Chaffin Journal, Woman's Day, Experience Life, Tai Chi, Writer's Digest and Xtreme. Christie's book, "The Gifts of Change" (Beyond Words/Atria), explores ways to make the most out of life's challenges. She is currently working on several book projects: a novel, a short story collection and a book for writers.