March, 2015 My story “Escape, U.S.A.” was published in the Winter 2015 edition of The Maine Review literary magazine. You can locate the magazine HERE. It’s the story of a mom who is struggling with her conflicting feelings about caring for her teenage son, a young man dealing with a severe mental illness. It is a very emotional story, painful to write but also in a way cathartic. My hope is that a parent who is dealing with this issue might feel not so alone after reading it.
WATTPAD.COM: I have published some short stories and a full-length mystery/chick lit novel on the social media site Wattpad.com. Try accessing my home page there at http://www.wattpad.com/user/ShelleyBurbank. You might have to set up your own reader account in order to access the MILLIONS of stories and books available to read for free on the site.
TROPICAL ITCH: How Hawaii Saved My Marriage
Another confession magazine story published in TRUE CONFESSIONS, June 2012. It was inspired by a wonderful trip to Hawaii a few years ago with Hubby, the (pre)Teen, and my sister-in-law. While I did not have a romantic interlude with a younger man, I DID enjoy Tropical Itch drinks poolside. I so enjoyed revisiting Hawaii in this story; I’m sure you will have fun arm-chair traveling with me!
Look for it in June on newsstands or electronically at Zinio.com
A TIME FOR RENEWAL
March 2012: A romantic, first-person confession fiction story
Read it in the March 2012 TRUE STORY magazine under the title A TIME FOR RENEWAL: After The Thaw! (Click on link to view magazine)
She lost her husband six years ago and struggles to raise her daughter, to manage life’s unexpected difficulties, and to keep it all together. Then she meets her next door neighbor, and everything changes.
I NEVER WAS THAT FOND OF KAFKA
Chick Lit Story published at Katherine Press Review!
The Katherine Press Review has ceased publication, and so the story is no longer available to read online. Hopefully, I will be able to publish it elsewhere in the future.
Here is a Christmas story; originally, I published it here in eight parts, but now you can read the entire story from one page by clicking UNLIKELY OBJECTS.
TRUE LOVE January 2011 issue for Dating An Introvert
True Love March 2010 issue for Shocking Infidelities