The Diary of a Break-up and Other Stories

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A short story collection from Australian author Lana Kortchik, featuring the winning entry for Historical Novel Society Autumn Short Fiction Competition 2012, the runner-up entry for defenestrationism.net Short Story Contest 2013, and other stories published in magazines and anthologies in 2012-2014.

Four Days Ago is a story of a first love and impossible choices. He belongs to her sister. Can she stop loving him?

A Dog’s Life explores themes of love, violence, and new beginnings.

How (Not) to Love is all about right and wrong, and the price we pay for them.

Set in Napoleonic France, the Spires of Saint-Sulpice is a story of love and betrayal, loss and forgiveness.

Superhuman: a gymnast loses everything she has ever lived for. But will she lose her will to live?

The Diary of a Break-up is a story of a troubled marriage and a budding romance. How do you leave if he’s everything you’ve ever known?

Birthday Girl delves into a girl’s troubled relationship with her father. He’s betrayed her once before. Can she trust him again?

Dance in the Twilight is about trust, hope, and doing the right thing, even if the right thing is not always what it seems.