Six Impossible Things

Rated 4.25/5 based on 5 reviews
A new father is visited by his childhood imaginary friend. A woman falls in love with a cartoon character. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse show up at a big-box retail chain. Sometimes humorous, often poignant, and always memorable, the six short stories in this collection may just make you believe impossible things.
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About Renee Carter Hall

Renee Carter Hall writes fantasy and soft science fiction, with excursions into dark fantasy, literary, and stories for children and young adults. Talking animals tend to slip into her stories whenever they get a chance, and her work has been influenced by storytellers from a range of media, including Beatrix Potter, Steven Spielberg, Ray Bradbury, Jim Henson, Chuck Jones, Brian Jacques, Gene Roddenberry, and Stephen King. Her short stories have appeared in various print, electronic, and audio publications, as well as several anthologies.

Renee lives in West Virginia with her husband Jeff and their cat Bijoux, where she works by day as a medical transcriptionist, a career that allows her to put her perfectionism to good use. When she isn't writing, reading, or trying to figure out what the doctor is saying, she also enjoys creating visual art, and her other loves include cats (big and small), journals and blank books (since most of her first drafts are handwritten), tea, and new age/world music.

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Review by: Sean Silva on June 12, 2012 :
Stellar in every way, it's a crime that Renee isn't charging for these stories. Each one is vibrant and beautiful, emotional, whimsical and funny. The stories include "Childish Things" about a new father visited by his childhood imaginary friend when his newborn daughter is struggling in a hospital. "Moon, June, Raccoon", a story about a young woman desperately seeking love and how an attempt at magic brings her a witty raccoon matchmaker. And "Swear Not by the Moon" which examines a father and son relationship and having to deal with the fact that everyone grows old and dies--even werewolves. A fantastic collection everyone should read.
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Review by: Cynthia Douglas on June 06, 2012 : (no rating)
This author truely has a unique view. I found these stories entertaining and thought provoking.
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Review by: B.J. Price on June 01, 2012 :
The birdseed story brought back a simiilar childhoood memory
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Review by: Sarah O'Hara on May 31, 2012 :
I didn't enjoy all of these stories, though Kris was pretty darn entertaining. I especially liked the imaginary friend story. The cartoon character one...freaked me out a little as I was (and still) not prepared to think about them that way.

Pretty good though, it was a nice way to spend my evening.
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Review by: Mary E. Lowd on May 28, 2012 :
Every story in this collection is top notch. Truly excellent.
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