OUT NOW: “Sweet Story”

My new book, Sweet Story, is now available. Although it’s on the short side, it’s one of my favorite things I’ve written this year. I hope you check it out.



Sally is an odd little girl. It’s not because she dresses as if she’s from the Edwardian era or spends most of her time playing with creepy talking dolls. It’s because she chases rainbows as if they were butterflies. She believes that if she finds the end of the rainbow then magical things will happen to her–leprechauns will shower her with gold and fairies will grant her every wish. But when she actually does find the end of a rainbow one day, and is given the opportunity to wish for whatever she wants, Sally asks for something that she believes will bring joy to children all over the world. She wishes that it would rain candy forever. She had no idea that her innocent wish would lead to the extinction of all life on earth.

Sweet Story is a children’s book gone horribly wrong. What starts as a cute, charming tale of rainbows and wishes soon becomes a vicious, unrelenting tale of survival in an inhospitable world full of cannibals and rapists. The result is one of the darkest comedies you’ll read all year, told with the wit and style you’ve come to expect from a Mellick novel.

Now available at amazon.com

3 Responses to “OUT NOW: “Sweet Story””

  1. I can’t wait to read it! A birthday gift to myself. ❤

  2. As a long time fan of all your work, I have to say this synopsis is about the best thing I’ve ever read. And it has the potential to be enjoyed by a much wider audience who might not like most of your work.

    • Jennifer Says:

      That was precisely my experience. I’d never read any bizarro stuff before and tread that novella with caution, but the story was very well-done and there was such a serious depth, a sincerity and reality at the core of the story that made it haunting. Very endearing comedy around the first half, but it gets deadly serious just as you’d expect in such a situation.

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