(Published as an ebook and available at Amazon, KoboBooks, B&N, Smashwords and more!) In this dark, suspenseful and somewhat comical look at one man's desires, Remote Control by bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif delivers a strong message: Be careful what you wish for!
Meet Harold Fielding--plumber by part of the day, slacker/tv addict the rest of the day and night. Harry believes that fame and fortune will come to him if he wishes hard enough. God forbid if he should actually work for it.
Beatrice Fielding is Harry's hardworking wife. She holds down multiple jobs so her husband can laze about on his recliner, eating popcorn and drinking cola while watching his favorite shows. She has many wishes--some aren't so nice.
***2008 Textnovel contest finalist***
~Read more about bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif by visiting her website at http://www.cherylktardif.com
I can't recall what made me write the original story back in 1987, other than it was an assignment for a Journalism and Short story Writing course I was taking at the time. Remote Control has always been a favorite of mine. Perhaps it was inspired by that old saying... "Be careful what you wish for."
REMOTE CONTROL was released as an ebook via Kindle and Smashwords in July 2010. This novelette is also featured in a collection of "creepy" short stories by Cheryl Kaye Tardif. The collection is titled: Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories. It was released August 1, 2010, as an ebook and is available at Amazon's Kindle Store, KoboBooks and Smashwords (plus other retailers.)
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