Kudos logo

Menu

Sedona author releases book of short stories


“It’s been said that if a novel is a marriage, a short story is a love affair. Great short stories build every sentence to lead toward a powerful ending. These short stories deliver.” 
– Lynn Eddy, VP of Acquisitions, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Company

“It’s been said that if a novel is a marriage, a short story is a love affair. Great short stories build every sentence to lead toward a powerful ending. These short stories deliver.” – Lynn Eddy, VP of Acquisitions, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Company


Originally Published: April 20, 2022 12:25 a.m.

Susan M. Obijiski of Sedona has released her latest book, “Short and Odd; Confounding Stories of Life,” a collection of 12 short stories.

It was written to intrigue and confound readers with stories that meander from troubled relationships to quirky concepts of revenge, to questions of personal reality and perception. The stories ask, “What if?”

“This collection of short stories reminds us that life often takes us in an unexpected direction, and that the answers to our problems are not always definitive or simple,” Obijiski said in a news release. “The stories in ‘Short and Odd’ will leave readers with a few questions, and sometimes even allow them to imagine their own endings. Each story provides a provocative, quirky way to consider the world around us and our place in that world.”

In “Lackluster,” Marissa is a plain, some would say ugly, young woman who discovers that the world sees her differently, but only sometimes.

“What’s the Difference?” features twins Ronald and Donald, who travel together on a Hawaii vacation with their wives. When Don wants to try their old twin-swapping identity trick, things go very wrong.

Rina is the “Night Runner,” who likes her job and her friends, and also loves running, especially at night. But the recurring appearance of a body on her favorite trail throws her life into chaos.

A native of Pontiac, Michigan, Obijiski moved to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. There she met her husband while performing in regional theater, and they raised their three children in the suburbs.

“For 15 years, I have lived with my husband and my cats in Sedona, Arizona, one of the most beautiful places on the planet,” she said. “The red rocks of Sedona are a constant inspiration.”

The author creates web content, articles, white papers, blogs and other content for software companies, and publishes business and creative articles. She collects gems and minerals, teaches metaphysical and holistic healing, and provides wellness and business consulting services.

“It’s been said that if a novel is a marriage, a short story is a love affair. Great short stories build every sentence to lead toward a powerful ending. These short stories deliver.” – Lynn Eddy, VP of Acquisitions, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Company

“Short and Odd; Confounding Stories of Life” is available at Amazon, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble.