Deal Me In, Week 45 ~ “Natasha’s Bedroom”

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Hosted by Jay @ Bibliophilopolis

“Natasha’s Bedroom” by Robyn Carr

Card picked: Queen of Hearts – The last heart of the year!

From: David Copperfield’s Beyond Imagination

Thoughts: Robyn Carr is perhaps the only non-speculative fiction writer in this anthology. She is, in fact, a writer of romances. (I’ll leave aside whether romances should be counted as speculative…) This has also been the sexiest story. Tasha is a painter and a recent widow living in Scottsdale, AZ. After months of grieving, she begins to paint a mural on the wall of her bedroom: her deceased husband standing amid a field of desert flowers. Unfortunately, the image of her husband never quite comes out right. In fact, it seems to shift and change to become a different man. Then one night, the man steps out of the mural…

Worry not. This is not one of those disturbing tales like Joyce Carol Oates’ “The Hand-Puppet.” Instead, it gives two lonely people connected by Tasha’s paintings a potentially happy future together.

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3 thoughts on “Deal Me In, Week 45 ~ “Natasha’s Bedroom”

  1. Pingback: Deal Me In – Week 45 Wrap Up | Bibliophilopolis

  2. I know of Robyn Carr but have never read her. I know she has a lengthy series of “Virgin River” books out there that I discovered once when searching for material about the actual Virgin River that flows through one of my favorite vacation destinations in Zion Canyon. 🙂

    This sounds like an interesting story, though.

    As to actual romances being “speculative” … I’ve always thought so. 🙂

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