One More Winter: A Short Story

One More Winter: A Short Story Best Download || [Rebecca K. O'Connor] - One More Winter: A Short Story, One More Winter A Short Story Grief is a personal animal Mary knows this from experience and a lifetime of waiting for permission to let go of her MIA husband and find closure for both her and her daughter Teresa who is now an ad One More Winter: A Short Story Best Download || [Rebecca K. O'Connor] - One More Winter: A Short Story, One More Winter A Short Story Grief is a personal animal Mary knows this from experience and a lifetime of waiting for permission to let go of her MIA husband and find closure for both her and her daughter Teresa who is now an ad

  • Title: One More Winter: A Short Story
  • Author: Rebecca K. O'Connor
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  • Page: 353
  • Format: Kindle Edition
One More Winter: A Short Story

One More Winter: A Short Story Best Download || [Rebecca K. O'Connor], One More Winter: A Short Story, Rebecca K. O'Connor, One More Winter A Short Story Grief is a personal animal Mary knows this from experience and a lifetime of waiting for permission to let go of her MIA husband and find closure for both her and her daughter Teresa who is now an adult Grief has its own course however and closure comes in unexpected ways O Connor is an award winning writer who writes about the natural world the human animal relati One More Winter: A Short Story Best Download || [Rebecca K. O'Connor] - One More Winter: A Short Story, One More Winter A Short Story Grief is a personal animal Mary knows this from experience and a lifetime of waiting for permission to let go of her MIA husband and find closure for both her and her daughter Teresa who is now an ad

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One More Winter: A Short Story

About “Rebecca K. O'Connor

  • Rebecca K. O'Connor

    Rebecca K O Connor has published reference books, pet owner s manuals, novels and a memoir Her falconry memior, LIFT was published by Red Hen Press and excerpts have been published in Los Angeles Times Magazine in it s West incarnation , South Dakota Review, Iron Horse Review and divide LIFT was also anthologized in New California Writing 2011.O Connor s most recent novel is We Were Wilder, a post apocalyptic wilderness journey was published October 2016 It is the first of a trilogy.



218 thoughts on “One More Winter: A Short Story

  • The grief felt throughout the characters of the story brought them to life At the same time, grief was dismembering thoughts, memories and emotions The characters in the story aren t trying to mask their feelings They are sharing their similar circumstances This book was short, poignant and refreshing.


  • I was browsing through my kindle last night and came across this short story, which I apparently downloaded over 3 years ago The cover caught my attention, so I started reading to see what it was about Since is was a short story, I quickly finished.The story is one of loss, and grief First it is about the loss of a family member, a husband and father who was POW MIA in Vietnam Secondly, it was the story of the loss of a dog, or of the finding of a dog wearing ID tags killed on the road by the ma [...]


  • I purchased this book back in 2011 I selected it to read this year to meet book requirement for the number 1 in the Mocha Girls 15 challenge.I listened to this via my Kindle Fire while driving so a little necessary distraction, obviously, but I wasn t impressed with this book My opinion may be slightly biased because while I don t dislike dogs, I don t consider myself a dog lover either Additionally, it could be that the shortness of this book leaves a lot to be desired Even as a short story I t [...]


  • I read this short story in one sitting As every other reader will tell you, the story is about grief, literally I would have liked character development and perhaps, a few pages I didn t dislike the story, but I wanted to like it .The problem I found is that it is a story ABOUT grief It is clear that O Connor suffered a real loss in her life, and perhaps it was a way to release I don t think it was the best way I suggest that instead of writing about grief, she might have done better tapping h [...]




  • See More Reviews ravenous reader book reviewssGrief is something that I come to both in direct and indirect contact with on an almost daily basis What I work in administration for a hospice organization, and while I do not care directly for patient s, I do talk to many family members and loved ones, some while the pain of a recent death is raw We offer bereavement counseling for those that are left behind after a death Some people take the journey with us other people take their own journey.Deat [...]


  • Struggling Through Loss This is a story of Mary who has lost her husband, Eddy, than 30 years ago while he served as a war pilot over Laos and reported as missing in action, MIA How does one cope with such a loss of not know whether he is alive or dead, even after so many years Mary lives by herself and on this Sunday her daughter Teresa is visiting There s some strain between them, but they handle it It s unusual for her to visit on a Sunday, but not unusual for Jimmy to call each and every Su [...]


  • You ll either get it, or you won t, June 3, 2012 Verified Purchase What s this This review is from One More Winter A Short Story Kindle Edition I got it, but only because I suffered a recent loss in my life, a dear friend and companion That s what this story is about and that s who it s meant for And unless you ve recently suffered a similar experience, it ll probably seem sappy.I can see how some reviewers didn t connect I also felt O Connor intentionally or not distanced herself from the story [...]


  • I picked this up because the author s name seemed familiar to me from somewhere, and since it was free, I figured I d give it a try.Not a bad story, butt as amazing as I had been hoping, as I m under the impression that O Connor is decently well known There was nice description and symbolism, but the characters themselves didn t ring true Mary didn t seem old enough to be the mother of a 38 year old daughter, and I had a hard time seeing Teresa as 38 as well.It was the ending, with the girl and [...]


  • Overall, I enjoyed Ms O Connor s short story, One More Winter I am a dog lover, so the cover immediately captured my attention However, the cover image and the story itself felt a bit disconnected to me.The story intrigued me Ms O Connor has a way of evoking images and awakening memories, such as the scent of Prell on Teresa s hair and folding the tape on the back of the flyer She successfully intertwined ways people deal with grief, including Rebecca s loss toward the end of the story.I think t [...]


  • I m giving this a generous 3 stars, because it had a lot of promise But the ending was abrupt and unexpected I read the author s note about why she wrote this story, and it didn t make sense to me, even so Given the author s reason for writing the story, I suppose asking her to rewrite it without that particular ending wouldn t be met with a warm reception, but it just feels like this could have been so much than it was.


  • This was a sweet short story that leads one into thoughts about life and how we see things and then reaches out and connects the heart and the mind Together they see a clearer picture Dealing with loss and guilt finds an acceptable place in our own heart and mind The story conveyed the need to re examine us sometimes and the knowledge Sometimes you have to say good bye to be able to say hello A nice read.


  • A short story about grief part based in the author s own experience I wish she could have developed the story with her daughter and husband family in general a little bit further The characters would probably be likeable And I did have to go looking for the meaning of those war bracelets , since I had no idea what they were.


  • Another short story that I got for free on my Kindle It is a story about the overwhelming sense of grief that people experience in their lives and how it not only affects them but others around them as well I enjoyed it quite a bit


  • Not that bad I can still feel the emotion in it The hope and grief blends Even though you already know or you already have a hint of what had happened to someone special to you, you still think that they are ok But sometimes, you still need to let go and accept the truth.


  • True to life, realistic story of a woman s private family and personal life, and the effect a dog has on her consciousness The spare, understated range of emotions exhibited by the characters works to the story s advantage, with a war subtheme underlying their coolness towards each other.







  • I have to say it was a nice read The author totally captured how death has the ability to totally transform us in so may unimaginable ways and the many ways that we as humans cope with death.


  • was an interesting and sad read, got confused a couple of times and the ending was very abrupt But the Author s notes at the end of the story really helped and added another star to my rating.





  • I am soooooooo glas this was free It is supposedly the story of the author s grief over the death of her dog It really made NO sense.


  • Not a bad short story I would have liked for a little meat 24 iBooks pages is really short Grief is really personal and doesn t just end.


  • This made me cry by myself with my kitties nearby I think if I d have had one in my lap, he d have no fur now because I d have pet it all off What a wonderful story to share.


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