“The Desolated Orchard” Blooms in June


My next project is this freestanding novella, published by Cutting Block Books as part of its Single Slices program.  It’s called “The Desolated Orchard,” and it will be out in late June in digital format through Amazon.

“The Desolated Orchard” is an idea that came to me quite forcefully.  I woke in the night and jotted it down on the pad I keep on my nightstand.  The story came easily, as it usually does when I find the voice of the main character.  The story itself is a mixture of Greek mythology and the Dustbowl era in the U.S. and touches on themes that I like to explore, including love, unrequited love and exactly what lengths people will go to to avoid love…or accept it.

Farolight Publishing/Cutting Block has done a great job with it.  I like the retro vibe of the cover, reminding me so much of those ’40s and ’50s paperback novels.  I can’t wait for this one to hit, either.

The fine folks at Cutting Block tell me “The Desolated Orchard” will be up for pre-orders in early June for just 99 cents!  I’ll let you know more information as it becomes available.

Farolight has already published two stories in this program, “Florie Detail” by Jason Wyckoff and “The Lottons Show” by Marsheila Rockwell and Jeffrey Mariotte.  Only 99 cents.  Support this fantastic publisher putting out some quality work.




About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a writer, published author, raconteur and wrangler of angry stoats. He has more than 80 short stories and 7 novels published. He lives in the great, unspoiled vastness of the Midwest. He has a tremendous wife named Debbie, three pugs, Sadie, Tovah and Muriel, and three great kids--Harry, Sam and Molly. View all posts by John F.D. Taff

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