Bananas Foster (Fingerprints) by Sandra Murphy
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (6 pgs)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis
Everybody has “those days.” The ones where you realize that things aren’t what they used to be and may never be again
So you trek off to the doctor’s office for a tonic or pill and hope for the best. When the doctor starts with “you’re getting older,” it’s never going to end well. And, if he’s going to prescribe “doing something you used to really enjoy,” he’d better know what that was before putting the idea in your mind. Some therapies aren’t really as helpful as they appear.
I’m not sure whoever first suggested doing a “Random Act of Kindness” had Bernice’s version in mind.This spunky little Pink Lady isn’t about to grow old gracefully. Especially when she has the opportunity to use her “advanced age” to her benefit. If that whipper snapper of a doctor thinks she should get out and do something fun, by golly she’ll show him fun and if it means giving peace of mind to a friend, all the more better.
This is a very quick paced fast read that’s perfect if you have five minutes to spare or maybe waiting in line. It’s full of quirky characters and I thought a unique plot line. Ms. Murphy did a top notch job at fitting in just enough detail for both characters and plot in only six pages.
I didn’t see the ending coming which made it all the more fun. It’s got a good twist to it and a touch of humor, too.