Fiction

Helen’s Love: Short Stories from Simpler Times

book cover of Halen's Love by Jonathan P. Alcott

In this collection of short stories, the reader finds feelings and imagery grounded in earlier times. In the 1960s, Helen struggles to heal and find her own path as Will fights to find his way home; a boy becomes a man during the Civil War; a cowboy fresh out of prison in 1880s Arizona searches for the reason he was put there in the first place; and a teenage boy learns an important lesson from his dying neighbor girl. Readers of faith and love will appreciate these bittersweet pieces.

Helen’s Love: Short Stories from Simpler Times is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.

On the Farm: More Short Stories from Simpler Times

On the Farm book cover - image of farmhouse, trees, and sky

On the Farm is Jonathan Alcott’s second collection of short stories. The themes in these eight pieces range from revenge and loss to personal growth and redemption. In them, Amanda returns home from the big city and sees herself clearly for the first time; a community bands together to rescue one of their own; a parole officer makes a harrowing decision about her first parolee; and four men struggle for survival after an avalanche. Readers will enjoy Alcott’s quirky characters, vivid descriptions, and gentle humor.

On the Farm: More Short Stories from Simpler Times is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.