Claiming One

E.J Runyon

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This powerful collection brings together 17 short stories linked only by flight or denial





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The distinct characters in Claiming One are both incredibly loving and tragically flawed: far from finding anything, and an even longer way from peace. Yet, E.J. Runyon masterfully intertwines a trail of hope, found in the hearts of the characters, to string these tales together. We welcome them: still standing, albeit wobbling, as adults or as children determined to act in adult-like ways.

Often, we arrive to their story on the heels of a major change, whether actual or symbolic; death of beliefs, sureties or illusions. Each offers a glimpse into the characters’ moment of choice. We witness perilous options, discoveries and decisions, all while considering the flawless humanity presented to us.

E.J.’s passion is focused on writing fine prose and on getting folks writing, her aim is coaching them in writing well. She participates yearly in National Novel Writing Month – an event she’s been involved in since 2001. Several of the short stories in Claiming One are excerpts from her ten in-progress novels, written during various NaNoWriMo years.

Visit E.J’s author page here on the IQ website.

“Runyon tells her stories with an unashamed truthfulness–what seems to be almost an unaware truthfulness. The work is edgy, but never for the sake of edginess. At the same there exists a compelling emotional accessibility. If you are willing to risk reading, this will challenge you, capture your attention, and dare you to continue till the very last.” – Catherine Ryan Hyde, acclaimed author of Pay It Forward, Jumpstart the World, and other novels.

“They were all hard hitting in their own way, each of the characters touching and affecting, which I loved about the book. The writing was very tight, not overly descriptive, but each of the stories painted a picture in my head that stuck with me.” – Amazon Reviewer

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