LOLA WAS HERE by Lynn Messina:
Lola Reynolds is in a funk. After two widely raved exhibits, she feels as though her creativity has run dry. Chatting with an old friend in Sundaeâ€™s, she wonders how she can continue her success as a conceptual artist and photographer when sheâ€™s not sure she deserves the praise sheâ€™s gotten and hasnâ€™t picked up her camera in ages. A meeting with another old friend may turn her life around.
THE WAITRESS by Daniella Brodsky:
Kate Lieve, best-selling author, works as a waitress at Sundaeâ€™s. She likes to live her life low-key and most people donâ€™t know her as an author. Sheâ€™d love to find a man to share her life. When she finally meets the one she thinks might be it, he wears a wedding ring. Heâ€™s off limits, or is he?
The three short stories in NEVER ON A SUNDAE all revolve around a diner named Sundaeâ€™s. Wendy Markham has written a humorous and introspective second-person story in WHAT YOU WISH FOR. Itâ€™s rare to see a story in this tense, so prepare for a treat! LOLA WAS HERE deals more with Lolaâ€™s career than love life, but itâ€™s an interesting piece and Lynn Messinaâ€™s writing is intriguing. It doesnâ€™t have the light-heartedness of Markhamâ€™s, but I felt drawn into Lolaâ€™s world. THE WAITRESS is most likely my favorite. Kate seemed so real as she went through the motions of her life. Daniella Brodskyâ€™s writing is lyrical and flows smoothly. Sometimes with short stories you feel that something is missing and the writing rushed, but when THE WAITRESS ended, I felt supremely satisfied. I hope to read more from Ms. Brodsky in the future.