The Wisdom of Ages is a collection of three short stories that were inspired by real people that I saw in different situations. My writer’s mind couldn’t help but wonder what their stories might be, and my muse gifted me with some ideas. The collection was originally published by Books We Love Publishing, and I recently acquired the rights to reissue the book.
BLURB: Three stories; four men whose lives take unexpected turns. Meet Samson who wonders what is down that country road that draws people so. Should he get in that old truck and go see? Mel and Rube have been having dinner at the Leavenworth Grill every Wednesday for years. One day the menu changes and so does life for Mel. Tom would give anything for his life to change. Can he beat back the effects of a crippling stroke by sheer force of determination?
Growing old is not for the faint of heart.
One of the stories, Maybe Someday, won the Page Edwards Short Fiction Award.
“These three gems will make you think about time and how you use it. Maryann Miller has a rare gift for taking the pulse of ordinary lives and spinning that into extraordinary tales.” — Craig Lancaster, author of 600 Hours of Edward and The Summer Son
“Miller shares her skills as a writer and her humanity in this inspiring glimpse into the realities of aging and the heartbreak of letting go.” Paula Stallings Yost Editor/Author, What Wildness is This: Women Write About the Southwest
“Sometimes the best stories come at the end of our lives, and so do the strongest lessons. Read Maryann Miller’s poignant vignettes about aging and let them tug at your heart-strings. They capture the very essence of our tender humanity.” ~ Dani Greer, author, editor and Special Projects Coordinator for Little Pickle Press