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Gone Fishing

   (5 reviews)
Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance

This is a story of life, dreams, and timing. Anthony's life has come full circle as he retreats to his small home town on a northern Ontario river. With shattered dreams behind him, he has no choice but to choose a path forward. Fortunately, his mom and dad, and even his dead grandmother, have his back.

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  • Addictive/Pacing 1
  • Characters 2
  • Chills 0
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 0
  • Feel-Good 0
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 2
  • Tearjerker 1
  • Unique 2
  • World Building 0

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Timothy M.

· Edited by Timothy M.

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

Modern life sometimes seems to be all about realizing who you are and following your dreams. Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes you can be so focused on those far-away, greener pastures, you forget to appreciate what you have, and you're blind to the wishes of those who care about you. On the other hand, sometimes your love for someone will make you suppress your own wants and needs in order to make them happy. It may work for a while, but the mental price can be high, and maybe one day you snap and escape, leaving behind hurt and bewildered people.

The main protagonist of this story has his life up-ended due to the issues described above and has to  reevaluate his life and his dreams. The outcome is not what he expected, and he learns to view the people closest to him, himself and his past in a slightly different light.

This may sound very philosophical and maybe even boring, but the story isn't the least bit dull. It has a great blend of drama, heartbreak, romance, nature, fun, home comfort, and family love, spiced up with a touch of magic. It's only later, as the story simmers in the back of your mind, that you start considering all the unspoken lessons to learn. In other words, another wonderful tale from Gary. :wub:   I heartily recommend it.

Response from the author:

What a wonderful review. I believe Timothy sums up the heart of this story beautifully. He gets that there are no bad guys here. We can be guilty of forging ahead, and, as Tim says, forgetting what was once important. Sometimes, when the cracks appear, something has to give, and that's where this story begins. Thank you, Timothy, for taking the time to delve deep into this story, and for leaving such an encouraging review. Cheers... Gary.... 

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JeffreyL

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

I wanted to give this wonderful story five stars, so I did! If you want a good review, read Daddydavek's review. He was spot on, and I couldn't think of anything to add.

Response from the author:

Thanks so much, Jeffrey. I'm so pleased my characters and their story have had an impact. Reviews are a special gift to me, and I don't take them lightly. This one is wonderful.  Cheers... Gary....

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Daddydavek

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

Life is a journey spent pursuing our dreams and finding love.  It takes patience, perseverance and practice.  A lot like fishing...there are highs and lows and especially the thrill of landing one.  In this story, there is a painful separation and going back home to regroup and fate intervenes with a surprising happy ending.  

It is another wonderful story from Headstall, so thanks to Gary!   Read and enjoy!

Response from the author:

You're right, Dave. Life (and love) is a lot like fishing, and there are some catches that you just have to throw back in. :) Thank you so much for supporting this story, and for the wonderful review. Cheers... Gary....

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Job

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

A wonderful story about a breaking up marriage, going back to childhood place and finding an old and renewed love.

Definitely 5 stars. I love this story. Thank you, Gary for sharing it with us.

Response from the author:

Thank you, Job, for your kind words. I am so pleased with how this story was received. :) 

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Albert1434

  

I have read lots of Gary's story's but this story has lots of Gary magic for which I am thankful!

And if you like love you will surely find it here. And fish lol. I think this, that there is lots of love on this river.  Not to mention ghost's!

Response from the author:

Thank you, Albert. Yes, there is love, and fish, and maybe even a ghost on this river. This is one of my best short stories, I think, and I always appreciate when you find magic in any of my writing. I hope this review brings new readers... there is a lot to feel good about in  this one. Cheers! :hug: 

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