Christopher Meeks's collection of short stories features two short stories previously published by Amazon Shorts and Rosebud — the title story “Months and Seasons” and “The Sun is a Billiard Ball.” I was surprised at how enjoyable and easy to read I found the entire collection. In fact, I planned to read one a night but soon read on until I had finished half the book.
These are relationship stories where you really care to see the outcome of the conflict. They show a good range of emotional context from the humor of “The Sun is a Billiard Ball,” demoralized anguish in “The Old Topanga Incident,” to gutsy determination in “Breaking Water.” Throughout, the reader roots for the characters all the way through their journey. They don’t have easy or normal lives, but they aren’t so odd that they jar. The collection has twelve rich, satisfying stories in just 175 pages.
My favorite story was “Breaking Water.” The heroine of the story is a beautiful, talented model, and she’s just the sort of character that most women would love to hate. Yet, she has a couple of problems that make her life miserable and her struggles worthy enough that you really hope the best for her. Not only does her life change, but also she loses everything that she thought she would obtain. The reader is happy at her surprising success at the end.
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