By Jason Parent
Found in: Of Words and Water
I read Jason's novel, What Hides Within, and loved it. It is by far one of my favorite reads this year and I highly recommend it to everyone who hasn't read it yet.
When I found out that he had a short story out there, I had to go and search it out.
I have not read the full book, but the few things I have read in it, including and especially his, have been really good and I definitely suggest that you find it - and give money.
Summary of the collection: Of Words and Water is a collection of water-themed works from authors around the globe, all of whom wish to contribute to WaterAid's invaluable efforts. Our work is given freely: if you enjoy it please give generously to share the gift of clean water, the gift of life.
Jason's story was not what I expected at all, so different from the book. Different, but still really good. I think I described it to one person as "Absolutely amazing."
And it hit very close to home. When I was younger, I almost drowned. Not in an ocean, but at a water park. His words were so real, so convincing. I could feel what the character in the story was feeling and remembered having similar thoughts. His words make you feel like you are really there.
I can't wait to see what more Jason has in store for us. :)