Second Chance Rose

and Other Stories

Terry Odell

Whether it's first love, or love revisited, there's a story in this collection of short works to warm your heart.

Hur­ri­cane Breeze

Carter Wor­thing­ton the fourth is the kind of man whose sched­ule is laid out in fif­teen minute incre­ments, while Tiffany wouldn’t know what to do with a day plan­ner if she owned one.

When a hur­ri­cane blows Tiffany Breeze into Carter’s shel­tered uni­verse, he must decide if he’s will­ing to leave the emo­tional safety of his orderly exis­tence to expe­ri­ence the highs, know­ing he’ll also have to face the lows.

Romanc­ing the Geek

Stephanie’s life­long dream is to design toys—sweet, cud­dly toys. Instead, she’s hired as a glo­ri­fied typ­ist, forced to share an office with Brad, a geek, who’s happy pro­gram­ming com­puter games full of explo­sions.

Ignor­ing each other is their solu­tion to co-existence. But when Brad has girl­friend trou­bles, he swal­lows his pride and asks Stephanie if she’ll teach him how to talk to women. She agrees, but he’s hav­ing trou­ble pass­ing her exams.


Amy’s ready for a week­end of soli­tude and pam­per­ing, but her plans turn to thoughts of a no-strings fling when she meets Greg.

Out of Sight

Some­times being invis­i­ble is a good thing. Or is it? Alone with a cap­ti­vat­ing col­league, San­dra deals with the real­ity of her mar­riage and herself.

Sec­ond Chance Rose

Rose has had her chance at her one true love. Wid­owed, her home destroyed by a hur­ri­cane, she relo­cates across the coun­try and dis­cov­ers the spe­cial gar­den of the bed­time sto­ries her mother told her as a child. When she meets Richard there, friend­ship blooms. But can there be sec­ond chances for true love?

About Terry Odell

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, a rare native for many years.  I graduated from UCLA, and worked in the LA County secondary school system, teaching junior high school science, until we moved to Florida.

I can’t remember learning to read, only that I always did.  My parents tell people they had to move from our first home because I finished the library.  Learning to write is another story.  In some ways, I’ve always been a writer—I just never put the words on paper.  Most of my ideas were based on books or television shows or movies I thought I could “improve” with my own plot or character changes.  But my ‘real’ writing was usually more technical.  I wrote curriculum or training manuals.

I discovered fan...

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