Perfect Game is the first story published by Will Swardstrom. It is a 6,000 word short story about baseball and family. Told during one high schooler’s final game, there is more to this tale than just balls and strikes.
Book Description from Amazon.com: At the end of his senior year in high school, Kirk McIntyre is determined to pitch a perfect game — for himself and for his brother. A tragic farming accident a year and a half earlier made Kirk a feel good story heading into the high school baseball playoffs, but all he is focused on is finishing the game.
Four-Star Review (C. Gillette) – “Little did I know the story was about a whole lot more than that. Perfect Game is the perfect package, a well-told story with heart and a twist that will leave you shaking your head and wondering how you missed that perfectly thrown fast ball. Nothing in life is perfect, but Perfect Game comes close.”
Five-Star Review (C. Winemiller) — “”Perfect Game” is a great summer read, whether you’re a baseball fan or not. Swardstrom is an engaging story-teller whose style is a unique mashup of genres.”
(Perfect Game also includes a teaser of Swardstrom’s debut novel, Dead Sleep)