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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / Collections & Anthologies
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9781098337681
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098337674

Happily Ever After Doesn't Exist!

by Bella Jo

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Georgina wants to find love, Katerina wants to have the perfect family and Kaylee just wants to be happy. It's only human nature to seek the person you'll cherish and spend the rest of your life with. Movies, books, and TV shows fantasize about this false reality where soulmates and "love at first sight" are tangible. But, does this translate into today's reality? This is a story about three women trying to find their own happily ever after in this crazy beautiful world.
When I was younger, I read about this Chinese folklore, which was about an invincible red string of fate. This string is tied to your pinky finger, so it follows you wherever you go. It never breaks or gets tangled up. Now, the other end of the string is attached to "the" person. The person that you would spend the rest of your life with. Eventually, the distance between you and that person will become smaller and smaller as you get closer and closer together. That supposed person is your soulmate, a fixed destiny waiting for you at the other end. Movies, books, and shows make you believe that finding true love and a happily ever after is real. We cling to this because it gives us a sense of hope that we are capable of love and finding that person; a person we could happily spend the rest of our life with. But, what happens after? That's where things get ugly—the unspeakable truth that happily ever after does not exist…
About the author
Bella Jo is currently a junior in high school. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, dancing, baking, writing, and reading a good book. She loves to travel and watch movies with her family. Bella has two younger brothers and a pet tortoise named Hermes. She has started a skincare podcast called Love Jo Skin, which you can stream on Anchor and Spotify. A fun fact about Bella is that she understands two Filipino dialects, Tagalog and Kapampangan. She actually picked up Tagalog by watching The Filipino Channel on TV and is currently learning Mandarin. Bella hopes to make even just a small difference in the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, all of the following proceeds of this novella will go to the education of Masantol, Pampanga. You can visit her website and learn more about her at bella-jo.com

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