Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Running With the Train

Monday, January 28, 2013

6. Running With the Train by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2012)
Kathryn Meyer Griffith's Spooky Short Stories Book 3
Length: 26 pages
Genre: Short Story
Started/Finished: 28 January 2013
Where did it come from? From Amazon
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 November 2012
Why do I have it? I am beginning to like reading short stories and I have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Sarah has been lonely most of her life. She's been searching for a love that she has begun to believe will never come to her. Her family and friends back home depend on her, need her...but they can't give her what she truly wants. True, eternal love. Like wolves have.

So, as a solitary traveler, desperate to try something new and get away, Sarah goes on the adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon; rides the train from Williams to the South Rim and sees several huge wolves running alongside the train. Sees them in the evening twilight scurrying unbelievably along the ledges of the Grand Canyon among the trees. She's told that there aren't any wolves living in the region anymore but at night she hears their haunting cries.

No one else sees them and no one else hears them. Just Sarah. Have her senses left her; her loneliness made her crazy? For these are wolves...unearthly prowling creatures that follow and achingly call to her...and in the end Sarah must decide what she will do when she finally comes face to face with one of these phantom wolves.

I enjoyed this short story very much. Like all of Kathryn Meyer Griffith's stories that I have read, I found that the characters were well-drawn and very believable. If I did have one problem with this story, it would be that the ending was almost too quick and easily wrapped up for me. I give this story an A! and I am eagerly looking forward to reading more books by Kathryn Meyer Griffith in the near future.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often


sashagirl said...

Thank you Mareena,
for reviewing my short story!! Now ALL 4 Spooky Short Stories are in ONE book called...SPOOKY SHORT STORIES. Warmly, your friend and author Kathryn Meyer Griffith rdgriff@htc.net