From Me and Mine… to You and Yours

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” –Henry David Thoreau I often reflect on how much I have to be grateful for… and being able to share stories with my readers is one of those things. I hope those here in the United States have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy […]

About ‘WHITE BIRD’

A Story of Freedom and Love... found when least expected

The eBook is Available for Order A 7,469-word holiday story about two people who find love and a future not bound by their past. “When you understand that what you’re telling is just a story. It isn’t happening anymore. When you realize the story you’re telling, is just words. When you can just crumble up […]

ASK FOR THE DANCE - A Short Story from Dennis Lowery

Ask for the Dance (Escrire)

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A Coming of Age Story (with excellent advice for adults, too)

Josh has a crush on a pretty, popular–and taller–upper class girl at his high school. He wants to ask her out but is afraid and his father and mother give him the best advice any kid could receive. The type of advice that has a lifelong impact.

Here’s what some of my early readers had to say about this 3,024-word short story:

ASK FOR THE DANCE - A Short Story from Dennis Lowery“A story about good parents who give the right advice, and how a smart kid can learn the right lessons from that advice. This is a Must Read.” -Jyoti Q Dahiya

“This has touched my heart.” -Vickie Farnsley

“Great story!” -Dirk Hooper

“That was such a beautiful story, brings back sweet memories.” -Paul Wing,

“Love it!” -BF

“Wow, that was amazing!!” -Queen Rae

“You have such mad talent! ♥ this!” -Cindy Corhn

“Great writing, Dennis. You are enormously talented. From a man who hates to admit any romantic inclinations, I want a do-over for high school.” -Gerald Shackelford

“Truly enjoyed it, Dennis.” -Denis Labelle

“Great read Dennis! ‘And chances are you will fail—at many things—if you’re trying to live a life of purpose and meaning to yourself.’ And some very sage advice.” -GP

“I love this story!” -Jenn R

“A beautiful story.” -Rebecca Fowler

“This left me grinning from ear to ear.” -Dawn Hart Jackson

“Young love… a great story! Loved it!” –Susan Gabriel

From Dennis:

I have four daughters and one of my wishes for them is that they find a partner in life that is as thoughtful, considerate and brave as Josh in this story. And as I wrote it, I wanted to make a point (for them since they’re usually some of the earliest readers of all I write), that you do not get anywhere in life if you don’t take an active role in making it—life—become what you want. Now, I’m 57—soon to be 58—as of this writing. I know all about questions and regrets as you age and reflect on life. When there’s something you want(ed), or an opportunity before you… and you don’t (didn’t) do what you need(ed) to do to get it or don’t (didn’t) give it a shot. I want my daughters (and other readers) to be aware of something that is easy to lose sight of… that lives are formed, more times than not, by choices. By what’s done … or not done.

Josh’s last bit of advice to his friend Ben holds true. And sometimes that dance partner is yourself. Swing out even if no one else is on the floor… and here I’ll quote a song from Lee Ann Womack. Sing it with me:

“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance. Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’… I hope you dance…”

‘The Thanks GIVEN’

A Little Story for Thanksgiving

The eBook is Available Now (only 99 cents!) A heartwarming little story about how sometimes life does not get back on track until we appreciate the things we have that others do not. We should turn from our regrets and give thanks for the good things in our life. NOTE FROM DENNIS: My favorite holiday […]

THE THANKS GIVEN Short Fiction by Dennis Lowery

The Thanks GIVEN (Escrire)

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A heartwarming little story about how sometimes life does not get back on track until we appreciate the things we have that others do not. We should turn from our regrets and give thanks for the good things in our life.

NOTE FROM DENNIS:

My favorite holiday of the year and so much more important to me than Christmas, which gets more focus. I hope that you–my readers and visitors to my website–all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. And that you’ll share your thoughts about this story with others who may enjoy it too.

THE THANKS GIVEN Short Fiction by Dennis LoweryWhat some of my early readers had to say about this story:

“You were born to write, Dennis Lowery and that shows in every word. What a beautiful celebration of family. Lovely. Truly lovely writing.” –Sean Cowen

“Wonderful, as always.” –Sherry Thompson

“A Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.” –Bernice Joe

“Loved it… it’s beautiful! Me encantó! La traducción era soportable. Felicidades, es precioso…” –Elsa Bornay Delgado, Madrid

“A story from Dennis Lowery, do take a couple of minutes to read his wonderful words. For me they always conjure perfect images of the story as if I were running a movie clip in my head. I highly recommend checking out more of his excellent work.” –Fay Handstock, United Kingdom

“Beautiful.” –Deanna Elliott

“This touched my heart in many ways for I can relate in many many ways. I cried when I was reading this. For I feel the exact same way. And reading this with my three yr. old laying in my lap falling asleep… I look at her and am truly blessed in every way. Thank you for helping me see that again” –Brandie Chavez

“Dennis, this is a beautiful piece of writing. I love it. And it made me think of my own memories that HAD power over me that I did not realize until reading this. Thank you.” –Vera Athans

“Heartwarming and cozy, like a hug by the fire on the hearth. We need to be constantly reminded of what’s worthwhile.” –Liz

“I so enjoyed this!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara

“Hermosa. Lagrimas en mis ojos. Beautiful. I’ve tears in my eyes.” –Merchi Sananes

“Dennis, that is beautiful! I love it.” –Joyce Swindall Jacobs

“I’ve seen this story play out in real life, just different names. It’s wonderful that you can put it on paper, the way you do. I loved it.” –Karen Gross

“A great and heartwarming story.” –Annemieke Reffeltrath, The Netherlands

“This is lovely. I love how you describe the sounds and smells and sights. Great!” –Nina Anthonijsz, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“Love it, Dennis! Your writing is awesome!” –Sylvia Sotuyo

“Perfect!” –Cilla Cantrell

“Beautiful, thank you.” –Tracie Parker

“Great and worthwhile read Dennis, and I especially liked how your story and postscript worked together to create a message that is both as beautiful as it is true and meaningful. Hopefully the core of it sinks in to every and anyone reading it.” –Michael Koontz, Sweden

 

WHITE BIRD - Short Fiction by Dennis Lowery

WHITE BIRD (Escrire)

Available for Pre-Order: It will Automatically Deliver to You December 1, 2017

WHITE BIRD - Short Fiction by Dennis LoweryA 7,469 word holiday story about two people who find love and a future not bound by their past.

Olivia works for a misogynistic slimeball who made his fortune in New York City real estate. Her life has not turned out as she expected or wanted.

Henry had lost his wife and children in a tragic accident. It’s been years and he doesn’t know if he can keep going… nowhere. And is it wrong to want the pain to go away?

Both are haunted by the past.

Both are alone, caught within circumstances.

Caged.

But then… this holiday season something happens…

Time Sensitive INVITATION to a Free Read of ‘WHITE BIRD’

A Short Story for the Holidays 2017

Sorry, the invitation expired November 20, 2017 It’s Available For Pre-Order (delivers to you December 1) WHITE BIRD is a 7,469-word holiday story about two people who find love and a future not bound by their past. “When you understand that what you’re telling is just a story. It isn’t happening anymore. When you realize […]

Every Picture Tells a Story – About BLINDED

Halloween a few years ago, I came across a picture of an abandoned house and it turned into a flashfiction piece I called ‘The House in the Woods.’ Readers liked it so much, wanted more and I decided to expand the story. About that time I also came across another picture and the two together […]

For Halloween Listening — A Little (Scary) Treat

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