GENRE: SHORT STORIES
THE GRISTMILL MISTRESS
Flights of Fancy Short Stories and More
by L. Wade Powers
In this eighth offering by L. Wade Powers, readers will be tantalized by a kaleidoscope of stories, essays, and poems, including the titular “The Gristmill Mistress,” a tale of a scandalous affair between an apprentice mill worker and the married son of a Virginia town founder during the 1800s.
In “The Game is On,” a one-act play set at a poker elimination tournament, the stakes are higher than the players can possibly imagine, and in “Cat-a-Rack” role playing can be fun, educational, and dangerous, especially when the setting is a dungeon. Let the charming professor and beautiful librarian show you how the game is played.
“Dance Like the Greeks” is a travel memoir set on Evia, where dancing is the key to a long and happy life. Opa! Do you believe in dragons? You will, you will.
These and many more delights in The Gristmill Mistress are your ticket to a flight of fancy: tales of imagination and everyday relationships, accounts of daring doings, and predictable failures.