NC Literary Hall of Fame



Santa Abella and Other Stories by Ken Wetherington

Edward Street Books
$8.99, paperback / $3.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-0-578-69142-8
May, 2020
Fiction: Short Stories
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"... provides deep enjoyment and surprising revelations about the human condition."
—Richard H. Smith, author of The Joy of Pain

"… very nicely done."
—Pete Barber, author of MAYA

Fourteen tales to excite your literary senses, ranging from introspective, soul-searching adventures to tragic romance to suspense, all tinged with a touch of darkness.

A desperate man searches for meaning in a remote Latin American village. A young girl spends a weekend with her movie star idol. An obscure cult targets a vulnerable widow. A high school romance turns dark. A couple of pals seek a bizarre experience in Las Vegas. And then … there’s the vampire!

Ken Wetherington lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and two dogs. His stories have appeared in Ginosko Literary Journal, The Fable Online, Borrowed Solace: A Journal of Literary Ramblings, The Remington Review and others. His first collection, Santa Abella and Other Stories, was published in May, 2020. When not writing, he is an avid film buff and teaches film courses for the OLLI program at Duke University. He may be reached through his website:

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