A belated coming of age story, a story about first love, and the struggles of two young people to overcome the many obstacles that stand in their way to be together. Jack is leaving school and the state. Loni is heading abroad for the summer when something terrible happens. Will the two young lovers find their way back together and how do they handle their long forced separation?
Mitchell Waldman is the author of the story collection, PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART (Wind Publications, August 2011), and the novel, A FACE IN THE MOON (Writers Club Press, 2000). In addition, his short stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including, among others, The Fringe Magazine, The Waterhouse Review, Troubadour 21, The Big Stupid Review, Eunoia Review, Greensilk Journal, Pulse Literary Journal, Wind Magazine, Litsnack, The Houston Literary Review, trans lit mag, Milk Sugar, worldwide hippies, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust (Northwestern University Press, 1998), Messages from the Universe (iUniverse, 2002).
Waldman was also co-editor (with Diana L. May) of the book, Wounds of War: Poets for Peace (PublishAmerica, 2006), and is Fiction Editor of Blue Lake Review.
Books by Mitchell Waldman
The crimes involved in the stories in PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART may sometimes be petty – a man who leaves a bag of cat droppings on his neighbor’s doorstep after learning about his past – and sometimes involve criminal types (the career criminals in “My Life of Crime” and “Missing Pieces”).