The Sock Wars

The Sock Wars

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Maia Sepp By MaiaSepp Updated Jan 24, 2013

Lucy Tuttle is a workaholic financial planner whose biggest worry is how to line up the sticky notes on her desk just so, until her only relative dies a car accident halfway across the world. Suddenly Lucy (apartment-dwelling, doesn't-own-a-hammer Lucy) inherits a handyman's delight on the other side of town. Her boyfriend, a laid back environmentalist with an affinity for organic lentils and sock thievery, convinces Lucy to move into her aunt's brokendown house. The two of them embark on a quest to settle down, renovate her aunt's home, and start a family - but as it turns out, living happily ever after in a house that's about to be condemned isn't so easy after all.


"Irish Drinking Socks" was published in 2012 and became a Kobo bestselling short story.

"Irish Drinking Socks" is a short story/novel excerpt from Maia Sepp's debut novel of contemporary fiction, "The Sock Wars", which is now available in print and ebook formats.

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  • contemporary
  • death
  • family
  • fiction
  • relationships
  • women
Gretchenromanov Gretchenromanov Mar 17, 2013
This is a lovely story it is very easy to read and has good characters
MaiaSepp MaiaSepp Feb 16, 2013
Thanks for reading, JaccB! I'll have some new stuff up in the next few months!