The Ballad of Calle and Maja — a short story
Maja sends crushes to Calle who becomes infatuated. But as Calle's affection intensifies, the fear of failing seizes him, becoming increasingly unsure of himself. Lonely and vulnerable as long as he could remember, Calle had suffered a string of one-night stands and relentless unrequited love. Calle also bears psychological scars after recently venturing on an online cat-fishing site, where he forfeited much of his bank savings. At length, Calle decides to pursue Maja's love as if it were a matter of life and death.
Meanwhile, Maja has love problems of her own, which becomes somewhat of a problem for Calle. But he remains defiant, intending to win Maja's love — a dream which evaded him all through his life. Eternal love.
London, England: A young man becomes the subject of a contentious conversation between Felicity and Ruth. The two girls, American and British respectively, know or claim to know, him. They spotted him at a short distance from a cafe. Their impressions differ about his character. Moreover, Felicity's and Ruth's perspectives are contrasting, concerning a man's need to impress a woman during a love encounter which can easily lead to dishonesty. Ruth's critical reflection of the young man's personality traits is intended for Felicity as a warning. The question becomes whether Felicity's and Ruth's perceptions of the young man are accurate remains to be seen.
Amazon Review: "Contemporary, witty, honest and ironic".
Binky´s Reverie -- A novelette that is about loneliness, friendship, misunderstandings, frustration, and unrequited love between a young West Indian man, Binky, and a young, beautiful Swedish woman, Linda. They first met in London, where friendship blossomed into moderate romantic moments, regular dating and kissing and cuddling, and much laughter and fun. Linda invites Binky to visit Sweden for a holiday. Binky hopes for them to go beyond kissing and hugging and develop a love relationship.
|Publisher:||Lawrence G. Taylor|
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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 Amazon.com. MY BOOKS ARE UPDATED (Sept 2019). I have a Twitter account @lgt41 and a blog page: lgt41blog.wordpress.com. I’m a hobby photographer, and you can view several of my images at https://www.foap.com/community/profiles/lgt41 I sincerely hope you find my stories enjoyable, and a review of my books would be much appreciated. Lawrence G. Taylor