The Gift: A Short Story

The Gift: A Short Story

Maryann Miller Dany Russell / Nov 12, 2019

The Gift A Short Story Ralph has been like a grizzly bear in a dark cave for too long and Stacey gets a wild idea to buy him a puppy for Christmas Maybe that will make him smile But that plan gets detoured when she meets a

  • Title: The Gift: A Short Story
  • Author: Maryann Miller Dany Russell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ralph has been like a grizzly bear in a dark cave for too long, and Stacey gets a wild idea to buy him a puppy for Christmas Maybe that will make him smile But that plan gets detoured when she meets a homeless man who has much to be depressed about than Ralph The Gift is a story to warm your heart at the holiday season, or any day of the year It comes from the aRalph has been like a grizzly bear in a dark cave for too long, and Stacey gets a wild idea to buy him a puppy for Christmas Maybe that will make him smile But that plan gets detoured when she meets a homeless man who has much to be depressed about than Ralph The Gift is a story to warm your heart at the holiday season, or any day of the year It comes from the author who won the Page Edwards Short Story Award for Maybe Someday, one of the stories in her collection THE WISDOM OF AGES, which is also available here on REVIEWS FOR THE WISDOM OF AGES These three gems will make you think about time and how you use it Maryann Miller has a rare gift for taking the pulse of ordinary lives and spinning that into extraordinary tales Craig Lancaster, author of 600 Hours of Edward and The Summer Son Miller shares her skills as a writer and her humanity in this inspiring glimpse into the realities of aging and the heartbreak of letting go Paula Stallings Yost Editor Author, What Wildness is This Women Write About the Southwest Sometimes the best stories come at the end of our lives, and so do the strongest lessons Read Maryann Miller s poignant vignettes about aging and let them tug at your heart strings They capture the very essence of our tender humanity Dani Greer, author, editor and Special Projects Coordinator for Little Pickle Press,

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    About "Maryann Miller Dany Russell"

      • Maryann Miller Dany Russell

        Maryann Miller writes the critically acclaimed Seasons Mystery Series that debuted with Open Season, and continued with Stalking Season Her latest release, Doubletake, a stand alone mystery was chosen as the 2015 Best Mystery by the Texas Association of Authors Miller has received the Page Edwards Short Story Award, placed first in the screenwriting competition at the Houston Writer s Conference, was a semi finalist at Sundance and in the Chesterfield Screenwriting Competition She is the theatre director at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, where she directs adult and youth productions and coordinates the annual Kidzz On Stage Drama Camp Miller also likes to be onstage and has appeared in numerous productions Her most recent role was Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof When not working or playing on stage, Miller enjoys her time at Grandma s Ranch where she lives with one horse, one goat, one sheep, one dog, and four cats The cats rule.


    319 Comments

    1. A super quick little short story, and I enjoyed it. Now, what I'm going to talk about is extremely spoiler-y, so stop now and go read it if you haven't. You've been warned./********** SPOILERS BELOW *************/Okay, now that we've all read the book, that ending kinda I dunno. I might have enjoyed it more if it went "he got better, and more social" immediately rather than "he didn't change, than got better all of a sudden one day". I just feel like I would have enjoyed it more and been less me [...]


    2. Left me wanting more!Great beginning to a redemption story. It made me wonder about where the characters came from and where they were going.


    3. This is one of those reads that suffers a bit due to its brevity. The reader doesn’t really get to know the characters well, not too much development happens, and the reader is left wanting more.Though most of the story flowed fairly well, the ending was very abrupt. The resolution was concluded in one small paragraph at the end, and there were several questions left unanswered. With the ending, it didn’t really make sense with the storyline to have several days of the same routine, but then [...]


    4. Nice storyStacey's husband had a heart attack and is very moody and she doesn't know what to do to cheer him up. I was really enjoying this story but, to me, it ended too abruptly.


    5. "The Gift" byMaryann MillerA sweet and gentle tale - about compassionate, generous, supportive to others in need - delivered in style. Easy to read, leaves you with a good feeling.


    6. 'The Gift' by Maryann Miller is a cute short novella about a woman attempting to cheer up her depressed husband for the holidays. The story was short and sweet offering an original idea I had not read before. The only problem with this story was that I wanted more. I wanted to know what when on with the men she was trying to help. This story was a delightful read especially at the holidays. Kudos to this author.


    7. Why the Smile?My first thought when I finished this story was: "that's it?" We are never told why the protagonist's husband comes home one day with a smile on his face. Before that, it was a cute, caring story, though I would recommend not buying a dog from a pet store. Pet store suppliers are usually puppy mills. You can get a better dog free from your local animal shelter.


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