James Porteous - The Fireflies of Torino
The Fireflies of Torino
The Fireflies of TorinoA collection of short stories and stand-alone dialogues that shed a light on modern life - the dreams, regrets, hidden choices, hope, lust, and sometimes, even love.Among the people you will meet: Drive, She SaidBonnie and Parker have been in a marital trance for years, so he was surprised when she agreed to join him on a week-long tour of the American Southwest.(Bitter) Sweet Revenge Amy Murphy did not bother to read the lengthy prenuptial agreement. The divorce left her penniless. She has hired a petty criminal named Sticky to help her ‘reclaim’ her treasured possessions.The Fireflies of TorinoSince arriving in Italy from Nigeria, Sade has lived in many of the cities featured in popular tour books. In Torino (Turin in Italian), Sade and her fellow fireflies (a euphemism for prostitutes) are trying to survive on their own terms in a world that traditionally treats them with disdain.We Don’t Need No Piece of Paper From the City HallCal and Rebecca started dating and then started sleeping together and then started living together, and now they are ‘wondering’ together: is there room for God in their relationship?The Far End of the EarthSunok Yoon moved to Canada from South Korea to escape an abusive husband and a controlling mother. She is a rising star in Toronto’s Korean community, but online she is the master of an intricate internet scam known as “Butchering the Pig.”El Sueño AmericanoDora Explora (not her real name) and Dr. Sinclair Mahlon (his ‘American alias’) were in their 20s when they immigrated to the United States from Panama. The Good Doctor has never found steady -or legal- work in America. Dora has never forgiven him for bringing her to this strange land. The Absentee FatherTomTom thinks he might have come close to being a father in the past, but he assumed the women were taking care of such details. At least until now.Somewhat Sweet and KindSince first meeting the young and lovely Candice, Merle Atkins has become a passionate supporter of the free love movement. He cannot live without his Country & Western muse.