Tagline: Matt's sister tried to convince him that visualization would bring the perfect woman into his life. Matt didn't believe a word of it--or did he?
In a Nutshell: Matt finds a dog and takes it in for the night. The next morning the owner comes knocking at his door.
Observations: So much to like about this story. I liked the first person male POV. It's refreshing. We got to see Matt's open mind at work. The author showed him taking his sister's advice. We got to see what he thought of himself and that he had a nice healthy level of self-esteem. In my opinion, a lot of what was great about this story was the characterization.
I also enjoyed the humor.
"...you do want to meet someone, don't you?"
"Of course," I admitted.
"Then visualize, brother dear," she coaxed. "Visualize."
"But visualize what? The dog or the woman?"
Acee plotted well with the grocer being the middleman who put the owner and finder in touch with each other. And the ending? Superb. She came full circle to bring the visualization back in very neatly.