a story by Charles Arthur.
Today, we are very proud to present the second of our featured short stories.
This story comes to us from Charles “the Time Walker Author” Arthur of Beckley, West Virginia. Like Joe “Write Like A Shark” Butler before him, this is Charles’ first professional publication, and is — in part — the kind of story he claims he was disappointed to learn he can’t write. (And just how mistaken he has been…)
While we won’t be getting into Editors’ Notes on these stories, we must — with a heavy heart — tell you that late last year, Charles’ father was tragically taken from us. A dedication to him is included with the story. It is a story we trust he would be proud of.
THE THIRD TIME AROUND
by Charles Arthur (Beckley, West Virginia, USA)
This story is dedicated to my father, James Arthur. Your first lesson to me was how to love a good story; your last was how to accept a hard loss. I’m still working on the last, and I think I always will.
In Loving Memory Of A Proud Father
JAMES ALFRED ARTHUR
Taken From Us on the 30th of October, 2017
About the Author
Charles Arthur is a mental health social worker by day, and that one annoying Science-Fiction enthusiast (you know the one) by night.
He was disappointed to learn that he appreciates Science-Fiction, but can’t write it; he makes up for that tragedy by writing crime dramas and suspense.
He lives in Beckley, West Virginia with his wife and three children and has been writing for pleasure since 1994. The Third Time Around is his first published story.