Sandra Peterson Ramirez
Sandra Peterson Ramirez is co-author of 13 Ways: Illustrated Stories and co-owner of the newly established Thirteen Ways Press. She takes photos and writes stories. She has worked in publishing, bookselling, and various computer fields. More of her writing and photography can be found at LikeTellingTheTruth.com.
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13 Ways: Illustrated Stories
Fiction, Short Stories
What if, as you stared at a children’s climbing wall, you began to see and hear things that no one else perceived? What if a view of the coast you were enjoying was also being surveyed by an assassin through his rifle scope? What if the last thing you saw when you looked at the sky was the approach of an enormous cloud that looked like a ghost ship?
Ranging from brief vignettes to fully-developed narratives,"13 Ways: Illustrated Stories" comprises sixteen evocative, photo-inspired stories, invoking elements of realism, suspense, fantasy, and modern Gothic. The collection opens with "Sunset at the Hyatt Regency," in which two strangers at an airport hotel negotiate their way through the complexities of sex, grief, and cold hard cash. It closes with "Hotel Eternity," in which a woman emerges from an underground train station into a bright spring day, to find a crumpled stranger gesturing to her from the footpath.