I’m always on the prowl for well-written short stories. In 2011, I stumbled upon a volume that became my favorite find of the entire year. No, make that my favorite find of the past decade. It’s The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea by Christopher Meeks.
Meeks, an indie author, has several titles available in the Kindle Store on Amazon.com. I’ve purchased them all, but so far I’ve read only the volume I just mentioned. I’m almost afraid to get into his other books because the standard was set so high by that first one. Still, I know I will get into them because I want to see more of what this excellent author has to offer.
As I was reading Meeks’s stories, I found myself experiencing a cascade of thoughts: “he’s telling the truth,” “he’s capturing something universal here,” “he’s creating an emotional response with art, not cheap manipulation,” and “what a beautiful sentence, what a moving image.” Finding a born writer, a real writer, is a wonderful thing, and that’s exactly what you’ll discover in Christopher Meeks. Think of his short stories as small packages containing very good things. His work is mature, it’s meaningful, and it’s wise about the human heart. It’s also one of the best gifts you can give yourself.
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