Life, Love and Death by Cat Nicolaou

Life, Love and Death is a collection of short stories of Romance, Crime, Horror and Comedy.

Life, love and death

Love hurts like a thorn when red lips give a last kiss on a rainy day on the island of bliss.
Life, Love and Death is a collection of short stories of Romance, Crime, Horror and Comedy.
"Life, Love and Death" is a collection of quirky short stories that deal with the darker side of romance.

Genre: FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical

Language: English

Keywords: horror, romance, comedy, crime, short stories

Word Count: 22855

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The collection has been published in 2016 and has received 25 reviews so far (4.4 out of 5 stars).

Sample text:

My coffee in hand, I step out on the porch. I take a deep breath of fresh air; jasmine, roses, freesias and then, on the second breath, there is something else, something more exquisite… an aroma you can feel only here, a mixture of earth and sea… salty and seductive and then again, earthy and secure.

I close my eyes and raise my head to the sky. I feel the sun warm my face. It’s a lovely sensation. The warmth seeps in me. It makes me feel better, stronger, eager to start anew… to face another day.

I open my eyes again and take a sip of my coffee. I smile. This is my morning pleasure; a ritual I perform ever since that day. My thoughts get distracted by a small butterfly. I follow her journey. She rests on a yellow freesia. I can’t tell which one impresses me more, the vibrant flower or the intricate patterns on her wings. I don’t want to scare her, but I wish I could touch her. She reminds me of how beautiful life can be... of how things can change only for the better. She gives me hope. I smile at her.

She decides to leave and I let my eyes follow her again. Flowers, tall grass, the leaves on the trees, they all sway in a rhythm I can’t hear. They follow the light breeze in a dance unparalleled to what a man can create. The sun joins them in, shining brightly from above like the spotlight in a concert, and here come the musicians competing who will sound louder. Oh, those beautiful little birds, chirping gleefully under the bluest cloudless sky.

I take another sip and listen to their song. I enjoy it. It calms me.

As if I have been called, though, I turn my eyes towards her. There, in the distance, I can see her glistening under the sun. My lure! I can hear her siren call. It’s irresistible. She needs me. I need her. I’ve been avoiding her for so long. You love her too, that’s why.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by GEORGE KITUI
Already translated. Translated by Angelika Rust
Author review:
An amazing translator. Highly recommended.
Already translated. Translated by Roberta De Vita
Author review:
Roberta did an amazing job with my script. I am very pleased with the result.
Already translated. Translated by Yasmim Plech
Author review:
Great translator. A joy to work with.
Already translated. Translated by Victoria Loitegui
Author review:
She is very cooperative and I am very happy with the result.

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