Too Late by Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt #DealMeIn19

My Deal Me In deck turned up hearts this week, so I got to read one of Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt’s online stories. This one was a re-read, because I’m lonesome for the characters in PRIDE’S CHILDREN: PURGATORY, and this is a prequel.

Too Late

by Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

Well, it’s magnificent. Was, the last time I read it, is this time, will be the next time.

In it, an Irish actor has three encounters with the woman he loved but who left him. He has what he wants most in the world, only to find out that what he thought he wanted second and third were worth more to him. Too late.

Beautifully written. Perfect.

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If YOU need a short story to read, I have free ones here on my Free Reads page. I also have four collections for 99 cents each linked from my Short Stories page.

A WRTNG PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What does your main character think they want most in the world. Are they correct? If not, what do they really want most?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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