In Another Life
At age 18, Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn’t leave his side. Travis is... show more
At age 18, Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn’t leave his side.
Travis is handsome, smart, and funny—the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough to approach. But his near-death experience has an unusual side effect: the life that flashed before his eyes wasn't the one he had already lived, but rather the one he could live. With visions of a future by Travis's side, will Shiloh find the strength to confront his fears and build a life worth fighting for?
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package "Heartwarming".
Publish date: December 1st 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 84
Edition language: English
This was a sweet story about getting a second chance at life.In the first half of this book we meet 36 year old Shiloh. Shiloh was just adorable.My robe was bright yellow with a huge picture of SpongeBob on the back and my slippers were each adorned with a stuffed Scooby-Doo on top. In other words, ...
Thanks for the recommendation, Trix!This was a really nice, different short story. It's not what I was expecting but it was really enjoyable. Travis and Shiloh were really nice together, sweet even. I agree the the ending could have been a bit better, but overall I am really happy with this one.
By the time I figured out what was happening here, the book was just about done. So I read it again. Which wasn't a hardship since the book was fairly short and an easy,enjoyable read. Maybe other people saw what was coming sooner than I did or were able to put it all together at the end, but my ...
Such a nice story! Quite enjoyed it. [spoiler] I was a bit wary at first of the whole insta-love between Shiloh and Travis. But it all made sense as the story progressed. I truly felt attached to the them the moment Shiloh found out Travis had cancer. That was the moment I really connected and s...
4.5/5.0The story is told from Shiloh’s point of view and we go with him through the three transitions of this book, feeling his loneliness at eighteen, his happiness at thirty-six, and then what Shiloh does with his second chance. There is a fantasy element to the story and the characters are very a...