Short Stories for Short Breaks

by Ruth Crichton Hodges



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/29/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781973637684
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781973637691

About the Book

Offering a break from this hectic, media-driven world, author Ruth Crichton Hodges presents a collection of short stories.

“The Battled Burglar” tells the story of Melody McCabe who enjoys living alone. But for the last several days, she’s been unable to shake the unsettling feeling she’s being watched. She awakes from a nap to discover there’s an intruder in her house, and a battle ensues.

In “The Blue Thief of the Forest,” Anna Redmon, her husband, Charles; and their two children are settling in at their campground in Tennessee after the drive from their home in Illinois. Anna removes her diamond ring and leaves it in the middle of the picnic table while the family prepares their site. When the ring disappears, a search begins, and a most unlikely culprit is identified.

In “Angel on the Waterfront,” it’s Saturday morning in the heart of San Francisco and Chad Devlin is alone. He feels pained because, as a doctor, he was unable to save his wife’s life. He’s just about to take a final step to end his own, when fate intervenes.

Hodges’ narratives in Short Stories for Short Breaks reflect a time when life was simpler, and relationships were key.

About the Author

Ruth Crichton Hodges was born and raised in a Christian home in the southern hills of Virginia. Having given her life to the Lord at an early age, she spent her childhood learning to trust God and focusing on his many blessings. She and her husband raised five children. Hodges enjoys reading, writing, painting, and taking care of her husband and Cocoa, their schnauzer.