Five Rows Back: A Short Story

      Dan Kolbet

Five Rows Back: A Short Story

Melissa doesn't have friends. Her OCD and constant counting has made her an outcast in school. So, when she finds the man who forcefully took away her innocence, she seeks revenge the only way she knows how.Praise for "Five Rows Back" - Top 12 Finish, The Inlander Short Fiction Contest 2012, Theme: The EndCarmela Matthews is bound for college as a pre-med student. She decides to spend her summer vacation with her grandmother in the country. One night, a boy she's attracted to invites her to a party. What happens next will change the course of her life forever. A cautionary tale that will stay with you always. Based on a true story.
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    You Only Get So Much

      Dan Kolbet

You Only Get So Much

When Billy Redmond returns to his hometown to attend his brother's funeral, he's hoping for a quick trip. No reason to stay for more than a few hours. He's been in self-imposed exile from his family after a tragedy 12 years ago. It's better this way. He can't harm people he never sees.

Billy soon finds that his family isn't better off without him, in fact he's the only one who can help them. Billy is forced to fight through his tormented past to make a better future for those he loves.

For Billy, it's more than a second chance, it's his last chance to get it right.

From the Author

You Only Get So Much is the story of one man and his struggle to find himself amid the chaos of the family he so desperately wants to avoid. He stays away because he believes this is the only way he can keep them safe. He's wrong.

It took me nearly two years to get the story in its final form, so these characters have been running around in my head for a long, long time. Thus some of them mean a great deal to me. 

The novel takes place in the Northwest, where I'm from. Those of you who have visited Spokane, Washington, my hometown, will recognize several locations. 

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. 

About the Author

Dan Kolbet lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife and children. He is an independent author, former newspaper editor and reporter. He is currently working on his next story.

You can find Kolbet's blog at dankolbet.com or like his author page on Facebook.com/DanKolbetBooks Follow Kolbet on Twitter @dankolbet. Find him on Instagram at dankolbet. 

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