The Ballad of Calle and Maja -- a Short Story

The Ballad of Calle and Maja -- a Short Story

by Lawrence G. Taylor

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A slice of Romance Realism: a poignant love story for readers of all ages and walks-of-life. Maja sends Calle crushes, and he is flattered and becomes infatuated. But Calle suffers from low self-esteem. As his affection for Maja grows, his fear of failure begins to kick in. For years Calle was lonely, desperate, and vulnerable, had experienced a string of disheartening one-night stands and unrequited love. Calle sustained psychological scars after visiting an online cat-fishing site where he forfeited much of his bank savings. 
After much ambivalence–and moral support from two compassionate workmates–Calle decides to make his move. He goes after Maja's affection as if he had nothing to lose. Maja, meanwhile, has love troubles of her own. Calle is determined to win her love and is hopeful, however. The question is, does Calle have what it takes to make himself and Maja happy? 

Goodreads Review: "a touching contemporary romance ...The characters are well developed and their journey is filled with shocking twists and turns. This emotional page-turner does not disappoint."

Goodreads Review: "the author has given us something true and real, using no filters in depicting to us love and its up-and-downs. And that's what I appreciate the most about Taylor's writing style and books, the fact that he makes you feel and, at the same time, think over and appreciate the beauty of life."

Goodreads Review: "I've experienced the whole spectrum of the most amazing emotions and feelings while reading this story and immediately was captured by its true to life events. Pain and joy, jealousy and doubt, delight and disappointment, ups and downs ... All this can be combined into one thing - a beautiful love story."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156212620
Publisher: Lawrence G. Taylor
Publication date: 10/31/2018
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 221 KB

About the Author

I was born in Guyana, immigrated to England; worked and studied in London, before taking up residence in Sweden, in autumn 1969. In the 70s, I tried my hand at writing, mostly short stories, a four-act closet drama, a novella, and an unfinished novel. I had then spent two years nurturing the ambition to become an author of some repute. But the going was tough, creating a feeling of insecurity for the future. In time, I shelved the idea and got a job as a hospital porter. I later did a BA (Eng. & Edu.). After a summer job at a psychiatric hospital, I decided to do a 4-term course for mental-health carers, Following that I completed the first of two stages of psychotherapy education and several short courses in cognitive therapy. After retirement, I did mental health counselling work for several years. In February 2016, my debut book appeared: Strangers In Another Country, a collection of two short stories and two novellas, available in ebook and paperback at Amazon. On 9th Dec. 2016, I published a novella, The Eternal Struggle: An Amorous Story. In March 2017, Two Girls in a Café, a short story appeared. Making Sense Of Past Time - a Novel available in paperback, and ebook format. Tell Me Who My Enemy Is - a four-act closet drama published this summer (2018). The Ballad of Calle and Maja - a short story published Nov 2018. Getting it Right, if Ever – Romance Novella available for pre-order; to be published 22nd Aug -19 Four Bittersweet Romances & A Four-Act Closet Drama was published 3rd Nov 2019. Regarding reviews of my books, reviews are available at MY BOOKS ARE UPDATED (Sept 2019). I have a Twitter account @lgt41 and a blog page: I’m a hobby photographer, and you can view several of my images at I sincerely hope you find my stories enjoyable, and a review of my books would be much appreciated. Lawrence G. Taylor

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