Amidst Traffic : Stay and Listen

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Easter is fast approaching~! I'm from a Christian family so we follow the festival of Christ's resurrection on the third day after his crucifixion in Calvary. No bunnies~~ sorry~! Anyway~! Easter Sunday is preceded by Lent, and for our side of the family.. It's a way of looking into one's self.. more of a recollection on one's life and the struggles that come to it. I read on those days, something to either warm the heart or something that would help me face my inner struggles in this little life of mine~ This is where, Michel Sauret dropped into my life. We found Michel Sauret by chance in Twitter and he told us of his book which intrigued me. All I kept thinking was, "Let's give this a shot, and let this be my Easter read!"

Lo and behold, Amidst Traffic sent me on a whirlwind of emotions that I had take breaks to catch up on the story development!

Amidst Traffic is a collection of high-caliber short fiction, compiled from Michel’s best work over the years. Some of these stories have appeared in literary journals and publications internationally. Every piece is crafted with a sense of compassion for the human spirit, while seeking answers about the conflicts we experience in everyday life. The characters inside will make you care about their struggles and hope for their redemption. But the most compelling aspect of this collection is how the ink from one story bleeds into another, creating a world of interconnected storylines. The lives of these characters don’t exist inside a fictional vacuum. Amidst the traffic of their chaotic lives, a larger picture will take shape around them. These stories will leave you in awe, move you emotionally and make you reflect on the impact your own life has on others. -Amazon , Book Description

I'd like to point out that the stories can stand alone, or you can arrange to have the interconnected stories to join together in one read. Michel Sauret truly writes with conviction, and you can feel the emotion through his fairly simple words.. Each situation is different but you can easily relate to.. All representing a world that we live in now, and right on the spot. It's the emotion that you might have always felt but never understood. With a tendency of repeating phrases, it helped me remember certain stories and where to connect them. Not only that, it also helps to etch the lesson each phrase represents on my mind and heart.. Definitely worth a reread after I'm done~! I'm even planning to add little notes so I can also help to share to friends certain stories that might relate to their current struggles.

Dear parents, this book is for probably 16 yrs old and above. Try getting the 2nd edition as well, Michel edited out most of the curse words found in the first edition. If you trust your kids enough and feel they are mature to take it, feel free to do so. It's a nice read, and a topic you can share with your son/daughter. I would prefer if you discuss it with them, see how they look at each story and help them discover a sense of peace or even for yourself.

You can get the book at Amazon at $12.95 for paperback and $2.99 for the Kindle edition. Take this season of recollection and dive into this world's problems and men's struggles... Amidst Traffic, definitely a 5/5 rating from us!

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