Julissa “Juli” Watford is a dutiful wife and mother of three, busying herself with housework and kids’ activities. Born in upstate New York to immigrant parents from the Caribbean, she has fully embraced the American dream, but a strong tropical force threatens to upend her happy home when her sister casually mentions an old family curse. A sense of doom grips Juli as she learns the curse means to do in her nine-year marriage to Rob. Stress and pressure begin to mount as Juli notices Rob is actually pulling away physically and emotionally. When her attempts at reconciliation fail, Juli seeks comfort and solace in a newly budding friendship — what harm could come from just talking. Jim enters her life quite surprisingly, making her feel sexy, seen, and safe again. Will her friendship with Jim help save her marriage or bring it crashing to the ground as the curse foretells? Follow Juli’s turbulent adventure as she braves this tropical storm to face down the family curse and live life anew on her own terms.
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Hi friends! I haven’t posted in a while, but I wanted to share a quick description of the short story I’m working on. I’m close to finishing the first draft and then I’ll go through a few rounds of edits before I share it.
I would love to hear your initial impressions of the story. Is it interesting? Does it make you want to hear more? This is my first short story so I’m literally a blank canvas open to suggestions and tips. For example, I’m not in love with the character names, but how important is that to the story? Any thoughts or feedback you have for me, I would love to hear it.
Thanks for reading!
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