“Merry Christmas, world!”
Genre: LGBT (M/M), Sci-fi, Holiday, Short Story
Length: 84 Pages
POV: Third Person
Zeke is a hermit in his late forties who lives a quiet life in a small cabin in the Western Montana mountains, a few miles outside of Thompson Falls. He’s gotten used to being alone since the end of the world, and has everything he needs. Everything but someone to talk to.
Nathan is a younger man on a cross-country trek, searching the country for someone… anyone still alive. Saddled with a ghost from his old life and a case of OCD, he stumbles upon Thompson Falls and a pack of rabid dogs.
Rescued by Zeke, he has to figure out how to be human again. And with Christmas just a week away, both men have to figure out if there’s something left to be hopeful for, and if they might have a future together.
*I received this book free from Other Worlds Ink.*
It may be a little late for a Christmas read for some, but I still enjoyed it. Wonderland is a short post-apocalyptic, holiday romance, with a touch of guardian angel kind of read. Yes, that may seem like a lot to fit into one book, however, J Scott Coatsworth seems to do it just fine.
The world basically comes to an end in what seems like no time at all. One minute everything goes haywire, the next everyone is dead. Well almost everyone. Zeke is lucky to have lived in the mountains all by himself, but that’s exactly how he ended up. Over a year and no other living contacts. He’d settled into somewhat of a routine when in the middle of a snowstorm a knock on his door changed everything. He was no longer alone.
Nathan walked across country to get to where he ended up…half-dead on Zeke’s front porch; thanks to his guardian angel, Andy. Luckily Zeke figured out how to nurse him back to health. And since this is a short story, the romance blossomed pretty quickly, or should I say lust. When it’s been over a year since you have seen another living person it doesn’t take long that’s for sure. Nor does it take long with Andy’s guidance to uncover others, making all of their Christmas wishes come true.
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