Everyone wants to fall in love, even the loners, and this collection of short stories by author Jeff Jones finds loners at their loneliest and introduces them to the idea of romance. Taken more from imagination than personal experience, each story in the collection presents a man or woman in need of connection and sometimes salvation.
There are tales of budding romance and young love. There are stories about long-term romances in need of rejuvenation. Love isn’t just romantic, though; sometimes it’s familial, and sometimes, we need to feel closest to those who share our name. But it is all love, in its many, many incarnations.
The characters of Telling Tales have no dark shadows waiting; these are stories with happy endings, intended to inspire and uplift. Loners leave their state of reclusion and join the human race. Romantic heroes win the day. We dream of moments like these, and if we’re lucky, we’ll live a real life love story of our very own.