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One Dark and Stormy Night Volvo Tales

   (4 reviews)
Genres: Romance
Sub-genres: Contemporary Romance

I had had many chances to hook-up, but I wasn’t built that way. Of course, there was the obvious fumbling with others growing up, nothing more serious than a couple of hand jobs after high school which left me unfulfilled. Anita Bryant, Jerry Fallwell, Newt Gingrich along with the not so moral majority, with their contract on America was unsettling to say the least. Gay boys and men were dying, and no one knew why, and much less interested in finding out why. To the best of my understanding, it was virtually impossible to catch AIDS or venereal diseases from your hand, warts maybe, eyeglasses were a risk I’d take. Then Mikey entered my life…

This tale is the result of some comments I made in Mancunian's "What Happened to The Baxter Boys". In that story there are efforts made in restoring an old car. It brought back memories of an old car of mine and some of the adventures we had. 
Copyright © 2024 drsawzall; All Rights Reserved.

Story Recommendations (6 members)

  • Action Packed 4
  • Addictive/Pacing 5
  • Characters 6
  • Chills 0
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 6
  • Feel-Good 5
  • Humor 3
  • Smoldering 3
  • Tearjerker 0
  • Unique 3
  • World Building 3

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    • 6,045 Words

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   8 of 8 members found this review helpful 8 / 8 members

This is a wonderful short story.

We follow a few days in the life of Zippy.

Wednesday night at Petes, your typical bar where we meet Mikey. Thursday and Friday at work, not your typical day.

But the highlight of the story is Zippy's car, but you need to read the story to discover more about it.

A fantastic read.

Response from the author:

Many thanks for your wonderful review!!!

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Geron Kees

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

I don't want to make the mistake of saying this wonderful little story is over, because more is promised. So I am just saying that this first installment is a fun little jaunt into a slightly offbeat region of the imagination that will remind most older readers of something in their own youthful years that will cause them to smile.

And perhaps give them a reason to root for the main characters, who are just getting started themselves!

Response from the author:

Thanks Geron, while I will admit to liking some disco, nothing beats Marshal Tucker, Charlie Daniels, Neville Brothers, along with Peter Rowan and so many other fantastic musical artists of that genre. I spent many a summer's weekend following the bluegrass and jazz festival circuits in my old Volvo, what memories we made!!

There will be more coming shortly!!! 

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

I loved reading this excellently written story about a man, his car, and the beginning of a great romance. It is filled with great descriptions of a time that captures the reader's imagination and memories if you are old enough to have lived during this time period. I hope there will be more stories added that continue this story. I highly recommend reading this.

Response from the author:

Thank you!!! Your editing made this read so much better!!!

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

No spoilers in this review.

This is a nostalgic slice of real life that draws the reader in. Expertly written by a skilled author, it is well worth the read, I recommend it, read and enjoy.

Response from the author:

Thank you for the review, it is greatly appreciated!!

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