Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories

TitleTraveling Left of Center and Other Stories by Nancy Christie


There are some people who, whether by accident or design, find themselves traveling left of center. Unable or unwilling to seize control over their lives, they allow fate to dictate the path they take—often with disastrous results.

Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories details characters in life situations for which they are emotionally or mentally unprepared. Their methods of coping range from the passive (“The Healer”) and the aggressive (“The Clock”) to the humorous (“Traveling Left of Center”) and hopeful (“Skating on Thin Ice”).

The eighteen stories in Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories depict those types of situations, from the close calls to the disastrous. Not all the stories have happy endings—like life, sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t.

In these stories, the characters’ choices—or non-choices—are their own. But the outcomes may not be what they anticipated or desired. Will they have time to correct their course or will they crash?

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About the Author

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Nancy Christie is a professional writer, whose credits include both fiction and non-fiction. In addition to her fiction collection, Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories and two short story e-books, Annabelle and Alice in Wonderland (all published by Pixel Hall Press), her stories have also appeared in literary publications such as Wild Violet, EWR: Short Stories, Hypertext, Full of Crow, Fiction365, Red Fez, and The Chaffin Journal.

Her inspirational book, The Gifts of Change, (Beyond Words/Atria) encourages readers to take a closer look at how they deal with the inevitability of change and ways in which they can use change to gain a new perspective, re-evaluate their goals and reconsider their options. Since its release in 2004, it has also been published in three foreign editions: Turkish, Korean and English Indian.

Currently Christie is working on several book projects, including a second collection, a novel and a book for writers.

Christie is the founder of “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day, and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and Short Fiction Writers Guild (SFWG). She also hosts the monthly Monday Night Writers group in Canfield, OH.

Christie is available for speaking engagements, book club visits and workshops. For more information, go to the Workshops tab on her website: or contact her at 330-793-3675 or by email to


American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

Short Fiction Writers Guild (SFWG)

Poets and Writers

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Publisher Links: Simon & Schuster | Beyond WordsPixel Hall Press 

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