A Romance Column
By Carol Ann Culbert Johnson
I have to admit that I am a lover of books. I
spend most of my life in stress, and when I pick
up a book, it knocks the stress against the wall,
kicks it, and then bans it from my life, forever.
I read contemporary, general, but mainly romance,
which is the key to the lock on my door, and the
peanut butter, to my jelly. I love romance, and
there’s no ands, if, and buts about it.
Almost loving the written world, especially the
BIBLE, I also like writing the written word. I
find myself writing short stories all the time
about love and romance, and relationships dealing
with happily ever after, and reality. The way
my creative juices flow, surprises the heck out
me in more ways than one. I find watching the
news, the most depressing thing to do, and I need
to find somewhere to escape from the agonies of
the real planet.
Books are the key to our kingdom, educating us,
and showing us that millions of people share our
stress, problems, issues, and grief. My father
just recently passed away, and the pain is almost
unbearable to think about. He was sick, and he’s
in a good place, but I miss him more than I thought
possible. I’d give anything to see his smiling
face, but I will in the next life. This is why
books are my destiny and probably yours too.
One day in 2004, I decided to venture into some
writing of my own with my introduction of the
"I Confess" series. These are short stories about
love, romance, issues, relationships and the real
earth in short story format. I couldn’t find many
books with this kind of short story genre, so
I decided to focus on reading, and then writing
to my heart's content.
A collection of twenty-two confession short stories
about cheating, finding Mr. Right, interracial
romances, affairs on the job, living large, and
the list is endless. "Bells and Butterflies,"
"Lies by Association," "Rejection," "You Cheating
Dog," "Native New Yorker," "The Religious Experience,"
and so on...
I Confess 2
A collection of twenty-two confession stories
about the realities of life, and living with romance...
"Desperate Housewives," "Battered Love," "Horrific
Moments," "Survival," "Faith," "My Perfect Husband,"
"Sexual Desires," "Reasons," and many more...
I Confess 3
More Confession short stories of love and romance
such as "May 13th," "Chicago Blues," "Fashion
Plate," "Death by Default," "Lies and Secrets,"
"Torn Between Two Lovers," "Truth Is," "Payback
is a Bitch," "Sex Games," "Internet Style," "Sashi
or Toni," and many more... (coming soon)
The joy of reading books from other writers
is my passion, but I have more passion in my writing
style, the way I put my creative mind into action
with my writings. I am devoted and admired of
the "I Confess" series, and will hopefully bring
my world of books to other readers to enjoy my
stories, as much as I enjoy writing them. "I Confess
4-7" has been created, and will make its debut
soon, but right now, take a romantic ride with
me and enjoy my readings of love and finding romance
all over the place and then some. Escape into
stories that hit home, and relate to your personal
experience. Laugh and cry, and shout for joy in
the name of romance. Take a break from the shootings
and dying all around us and pick up a book, any
book, to manifest your mind, and encourage your
Romance is the key to an everlasting relationship
with the written word. A book is elemental for
the mind and the soul, and I have three just for
you. Why not take a ride with me!