Summoning Love is the name of a short story I wrote for Valentine’s Day last year, and because I have been blessed with an increase in follows since last February I thought I would repost it this year.
So, what is Summoning Love about? This is the description I posted on Wattpad:
Emma was always alone on Valentine’s Day. Would this one be any different?
To read this short, please visit the original post, here. Or read on Wattpad, here.
If you do decide to read it, please let me know what you think. I’ve had a number of people say that they would like to see how the story develops and that it shouldn’t end where I stopped writing. If you agree, again, please let me know. If enough people are interested in a longer story, I do have a few ideas of where I could take it. Otherwise I will just leave it as it is. Should the consensus be in favour of extending it, as a thank you for offering feedback, I will dedicate the story to everyone who gets in touch, and might even offer it to these readers first.
On a side note, if I was to add to the story, I do think a new front cover is in order. I made this one in a rush last year, and I’m afraid it shows…
Great story for Valentine’s Day, Sammi! If you’re open to critique, I did find it somewhat unrealistic that someone who doesn’t drink much could drink a whole bottle of wine and then cook a big meal like that. I mean, I drink a fair amount, and I cook a *lot*, and even I would be lying on the couch saying “forget that” if I drank a whole bottle. Not to mention the increased difficulty of cooking if she’s that drunk. But then, you’ve got a ghost, and he can move objects, so maybe the realism level is supposed to be lower.
I agree with the earlier commenters that the ending feels like “to be continued” — and I’d like to see the rest of the story! Since Theodore is a ghost, I don’t know about making him the next love interest, but maybe he could help her figure out why she keeps sabotaging her relationships and/or picking the wrong men, and/or help her change her attitude? I want poor Emma to be happy! 🙂
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Thanks for reading and commenting, Joy. I always appreciate what you have to say 🙂 You’re definitely right. The realism level is supposed to be fairly low otherwise I’m not sure the story would work. I needed her to be a little silly, even if it was just for a brief while, to ensure that she could summon Theodore.
The general consensus does seem to be that the story requires extending, so I soon better add it to my list of WIPs 🙂 A happy ending for Emma would be lovely 🙂
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