Cherries in the Snow is a collection of ten short stories written by Jonathan Douglas Duran scheduled for publication in summer 2014.
- “Cherries in the Snow”
A young girl is led into the woods at dawn by her troubled father.
- “Phantom Pains”
A man recounts the story of how he lost one of his fingers.
- “Shave and a Haircut”
A barber welcomes a mysterious customer into his chair and we quickly discover there are some conversations you should never have while someone holds a razor to your throat.
- “Roadside Assistance”
Two gangsters in a compromising situation are offered some roadside assistance when their car gets stuck in the snow.
- “The Crash”
A stockbroker who loses it all in the stock market crash of 1929 becomes dangerously fixated on a department store manager.
- “Death Rite”
A family strives to discover who murdered one of their own while they take part in their village’s strange death rite ritual.
- “I Met the Devil”
A fur trapper meets the devil while out clearing his traps and falls prey to a tricky proposition.
- “A Decent Story” / “An Indecent Story”
Two people meet in Central Park and the get-together is related twice, once from each person’s unique point of view.
The meta-period which punctuates the end of the proceedings.
©2014 Jonathan Douglas Duran
“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” ― E.E. Cummings