April's Fool

Rated 4.14/5 based on 7 reviews
April’s Fool covers a few hours in the life of an unappreciative farmer and his downtrodden wife. After a stomach-churning dinner scene she decides upon an action that will change both their lives. More
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Words: 1,650
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466048690
About Morgen Bailey

Writer, editor, creative writing tutor, and blogger. Morgen writes novels, articles, 'how to's and some poetry but her first love is short stories.

She lives in Northamptonshire, England, and shares her home with a very elderly but still young at heart Jack Russell-cross dog.

Morgen's hobbies are mostly writing-related but she also enjoys helping out in her local charity shop... sorting out their donated books.

She is also on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/107111645945063089287)
and Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6918390-morgen-bailey) and many others - see http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/contact.

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Review by: Sylvia King on June 28, 2012 :
I found the begining a little cold and stilted. However it really takes off and well lets just say in this story - the gets the cake and eats it too.
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Review by: Trevor Snyman on April 05, 2012 :
I have just read "April's Fool," and enjoyed the fact that for once the abused wife leaves the abusive husband. But that's not all that I liked. Being able to draw a reader into the story, and to evoke emotions, in so few words, is surely the sign of a great creative writer. Well done. I'll be reading more of your work!
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Review by: Joe Velikovsky on Feb. 11, 2012 :
I loved this... Morgen Bailey sketches a scene, builds a mood, and places you in her characters' worlds so economically, then comes the catharsis at the end. Wonderfully-tight writing, and a great - and deliciously-dark end twist..! - Enjoy!
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Review by: Ann Pietrangelo on Dec. 06, 2011 :
Short fiction is truly an art form, and April's Fool is a fine example. Morgen Bailey manages to get the reader to connect with the main character and understand her actions in a very brief story that leaves you wanting more, but in a good way. Read it...recommend it...it's perfectly delicious!
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Review by: Susan Roebuck on Nov. 17, 2011 :
Morgen Bailey is an expert at character-building. This short story builds the tension with memorable characters, the kind you know you could meet on the street. There were several hints throughout as to what was going to happen, but I was so invested in the story I needed to read to the end just to make sure. Professional writing. Well done.
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Review by: caroline walton on Nov. 07, 2011 :
A revenge story sweet to read. Dramatic tension builds from short, terse sentences. The author is skilled at revealing emotion through action. Would like to read more from this author
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Review by: Ernest Winchester on Nov. 01, 2011 :
A bit skimpy on details, but we get the idea.
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