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October 2015
On Sale: September 21, 2015
Featuring: Emma Olson; William Richardson
56 pages
ISBN: 0152289410
EAN: 2940152289411
Kindle: B013RHYE2W
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Also by Tara Sue Me:
FOK, April 2019
Headmaster, January 2018
The Flirtation, August 2017
Master Professor, April 2017

Also by Cat Waters:
Obscured, October 2015
Altered Allies, October 2015


I don’t have to think long to know who gave me the words that have encouraged and motivated me the most. One of the strongest people I ever met, we’ll call her G, was a quiet, unassuming woman. We were about the same age, had children around the same age, our personalities were similar, and we both had health issues.

G had cancer. Several times. And she fought hard. A group of about ten of us were sitting around talking one evening. And like sometimes happens when you get a group of people together, we started to complain a bit. Jobs. Kids. Husbands. Money. That obnoxious driver who cut you off this morning.

I remember someone looked over to G, who was sitting and listening with a faint smile, and said to her, “You’re always so content, G. What’s your secret?” And G, in her quiet, calm way said, “There were days I seriously thought I was going to die, when I looked at my family and thought I was spending my last few moments with them. But I fought and I survived. And now when problems come my way, I look at them and ask myself, ‘Will this kill me?’ I figure if the answer’s ‘No’ it’s not worth worrying about.”

To say a hush fell over the group would be a vast understatement. Suddenly, our problems didn’t look very big. In fact, we felt a bit silly. But G didn’t say what she did to make us feel bad. She wasn’t that type of person.

G lost her battle with cancer two years ago, but she will never be forgotten by those of us who knew her. I’m not sure she ever realized how much her simple statement that night moved me. Since then, when problems come my way, I remind myself to step back and ask, ‘Will this kill me?’

And if the answer’s ‘No’? I don’t allow myself to worry about it.

About Tara Sue Me

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own and The Dominant and The Training soon followed. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat.

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This is a short story and is not part of The Submissive Series.

Includes a bonus excerpt of Cat Waters new novel, OBSCURED, releasing October 12, 2015!

Emma Olson is out of options after being wrongly terminated from her nursing position. As a last ditch effort before starting over as a grocery store bagger, she interviews with William Richardson, a well known computer geek, said to go through nurses like tissue paper.

William needs a live in nurse for his terminally ill Grandmother. He doesn’t think spitfire Emma Olson is the one for the job, but unfortunately, she’s the only one applying.

When Emma moves in, the combination of her sass and his sarcasm will either keep them apart or show them they might be fighting for the same thing.




1 comment posted.

Re: Tara Sue Me | What’s the Best Advice You Ever Got?

I send my regards in the loss of your friend. Just going to
the Memorial of my favorite Aunt myself over this past weekend,
I understand your statement well. Due to my current state of
mourning, I am unable to say what I really wanted to, with
regards to worries or complaints. All I will say is that I was
one of the quiet ones, and being quiet almost cost me my life!!
I now live in the moment, as best I can, and have re-trained
myself to no longer be the quiet one.
(Peggy Roberson 8:02am September 23, 2015)

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