Love. Hate. Jet Skis. Two ex-lovers must play this shell game in the middle of nowhere. But who will win?
What happens when two people who used to date but can no longer stand each other get stranded together on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere?
Will they find reconciliation and rekindle their lost love? Or will they discover they truly have no business being in a relationship and call it quits forever?
Richard and Rachel used to date, a lot, not out of malice but because they genuinely liked each other. However, life has taken a turn for the mundane, and the spark they once shared has long since turned to smoke. They continue to meet once a week to satisfy the one activity they still enjoy together: jet-skiing. However, thanks to a miscalculation in judgment, the link they keep gets stolen, and as they wait for the means to return to civilization, they are forced to confront whether they should save whatever remains of their fragile relationship.
Eleven Miles from Home is an unflinching story about perception, realization, and the truth behind those relationships we thought were so great once upon a time. It’s the story of two people who must face the harsh reality that they’ve missed the mark, who bare their souls over what they discover about each other and themselves, and question whether their choices are sound.
Eleven Miles from Home is a story that forces us to think about our relational decisions and the reasons we delay the inevitable.
This story is sold as an e-book only. It can also be found in the anthology Zippywings 2015: A Short Story Collection (2015), which has e-book and print editions available. It was previously published in the anthology Seven-Sided Dice: The Collection of Junk, Vol. 3 (2006, no longer available).
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Not including front and back matter pages:
- 52 Pages
- 0 – 1 Hours to read
- 13k Total words
- ©2015 by Jeremy Bursey (original e-book edition)
- ©2020 by Jeremy Bursey (“Remastered Edition” and “The Hybrid Cut”)
- ©2006 by Jeremy Bursey (original print anthology edition, Seven-Sided Dice, The Collection of Junk, Vol. 3)
ISBN and ASIN Information:
- ISBN: 9781311197627 (e-book, Smashwords Edition)
- ISBN: 9781393163633 (e-book, Draft2Digital)
- ASIN: B019T6OT9S (e-book, Amazon)
- GGKEY: F88064GNA7H (e-book, Google Play Books)
- ISBN: 9780463375730 (e-book, Smashwords Edition)
- ISBN: 9781393513629 (e-book, Draft2Digital)
- ASIN: B086H5SY6X (e-book, Amazon)
- GGKEY: 586CTE0SWQA (e-book, Google Play Books)
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