When Becky Stokes learned that she couldn’t have children, she was devastated.
Doctors said corrective surgery could endanger her life and, after thumbing down several other options, she and her husband decided to use a surrogate to produce a child for themselves.
Once the papers were signed, however, nobody, including Becky, could have dreamed what would happen next!
A satisfying story of infidelity and just desserts!!
When I lived in LA, a friend of mine told me the story of her sister who decided to use a surrogate to have a child. This yarn is based on that story.
“A stick-to-your rib short story! This was a quick, yet riveting, short story. Like chocolate mint ice cream, once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. In fact, when I got to the end, I thought at first my reader had skipped. But no, it was truly the end. And the ending made me gasp. I didn’t see the plot twist coming.
Not to give anything away, but I was a bit skeptical about the “servicing sessions”. I question if that’s how it really worked back in the 60s. Maybe it did, but I found it very strange. Yet it did not diminish my enjoyment of the story.
I found it read more like a memoir...more narrative than action or dialog, very little character development, which is typical in short stories. But the story itself, more than the characters, drew me in.
I would recommend this story to anyone who likes stories that stick with you for awhile. This one will.” Bookbabe
“A Quick engaging read! A short but sweet story about love, heartbreak, disappointment, betrayal, infidelity and sweet revenge. Yes, it’s all those things wrapped up in one quick but engaging read.
Becky and Wilton meet, fall I love, marry and try to conceive a child. Told by her doctor that she would never be able to bear a child, the young couple decide to use the services of a surrogate, Trixie. (With a name like Trixie you can see what’s coming.) Deciding to conceive a child the old fashion way, through physical contact, Wilton and Trixie do the deed, repeatedly. Imagine her surprise, when Becky finds her husband suitcase and clothes gone. After confronting Trixie’s mother she learns that Wilton and Becky ran off together.
Broken hearted Becky picks herself up and pulls her life together. But wait, there’s more! Five years later Wilton returns sans Trixie who ran out on him, and is determined to get back into Becky’s good graces. Things go swimmingly for Wilton and Becky embraces him once again as her husband. Unfortunately, tragedy ensues and just desserts are served.
This was a short, short story but a definite page turner. I read this after the Duck Springs Affair and plan on reading more of John Isaac Jones.” EUN, Amazon reviewer
“A Great little read! This was such a good little read that left me wanting more. The characters are surprisingly well developed for the length, and the emotions are very relatable. This story took me through the range of emotions. The narrator did a great job of moving the story forward and conveying the emotions of the piece. I definitely will check out more from this author. SMS- Kindle reviewer