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The Cold Pools

By: Chris Ward
Narrated by: Noah Lee Margetts
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Publisher's summary

Meet me at the end of the world....

As civilization comes to an end, Lewis and Karen take their last vacation to the only cold place left on Earth, the remote resort town of Cold Pools. There, they will say goodbye....

"The Cold Pools", a short story, is taken from the author's collection Ms. Ito's Bird & Other Stories.

Chris Ward is the author of more than 80 short stories (33 of them published) and the novel The Tube Riders.

©2012 Chris Ward (P)2015 Chris Ward

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Short but excellent

This short story is a sad but beautiful tale of loss, both personal and environmental. It draws you in and pulls at your heartstrings from the very beginning. The narrator infuses a multitude of emotions into this short poignant story with great tempo shifts, intonation and voice inflection. It is a well written piece that hints at possible global warming consequences in the future and makes your heart ache for the human ramifications.