If Faced With Weeks to Live, How Would You Spend Your Final Days?

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Find out how one terminally-ill woman chose to spend her final days in the short story collection, "The Things Your Eyes Have Seen."

One memorable dream on a lazy Sunday morning became the basis for author Lisa Michele Smith’s debut short story collection The Things Your Eyes Have Seen. The outcome of that Sunday morning dream, the anchor story of a terminally-ill woman with weeks to live, “The Travels of Mary Magdalene,” inspired Lisa to create more of the stories your eyes may have seen.

In the story “The Reunion,” a married woman ends a twenty-year relationship with her suddenly-widowed lover. A hair dresser and his client have a humorous discussion on the roles of women today in the Langston Hughes-inspired “A Perfect Day for a Haircut.” A teen mother grapples with her choices in “Lambs for the Slaughter.” An insignificant article of clothing reinforces a woman’s pride in serving her country in “The Brown Coat.” These stories speak to all women as they try to find love, self-respect and fulfillment in a world that grows more complicated and demanding. It is not always easy to find the straight path, and few may never find it.

About the Author
Lisa Michele Smith, freelance writer and photographer, has been published in Miranda Literary Magazine, Freshwater, The New York Times and the Connecticut Review. She holds a Bachelor of General Studies in Communication from Eastern Connecticut State University, a Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University and is an adjunct professor in creative writing and photography for the Connecticut Community College System. For her next short story collection, she is drafting a series of mysteries featuring a single parent heroine. To learn more, visit http://www.lisamichele.info

This title is currently available in softcover and for download on http://www.lulu.com, and will be available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other brick-and-mortar booksellers in January 2010.


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