Part of My World: Short Stories
Love. Fear. Passion. Hope. Walk through the many worlds of human experience that live in the creative mind of up-and-coming author Kim Bongiorno. In this collection of twenty-one short stories you will meet a troubled teenager, fallen princess, reunited lovers, creatures from afar and more. Funny, sexy, macabre, and heart wrenching, there’s something for everyone woven into these tales. More
What Readers Are Saying About PART OF MY WORLD:
"In Part of My World: Short Stories, Kim Bongiorno stakes out new territory as a fiction writer, and lucky readers who go along for the ride are in for adventure. Utterly original, but somehow instantly recognizable characters populate fully realized worlds—some completely magical, others all-too-real. Story after story, I found myself staring at the last page, surprised, satisfied, and wishing for more. Each vignette is a revelation—and so is Kim."
Peyton Price, author of Suburban Haiku: Boys to Men
"Kim's short stories left me breathless. I wish I were one of her characters, or that I could see the world through her eyes even for one day."
Leslie Marinelli, Editor-in-Chief at InThePowderRoom
"While I always enjoy Kim's humorous take on "Let Me Start By Saying" about the everyday adventures of being a stay at home mom, wife and writer, this collection of stories reminds readers that she also has a clear love and talent for fiction writing as well. From beginning to end, the reader is treated with poignant, often sensual stories that leave you wanting to read more, to find out where the characters will take you along next. It's also a testament to the power of writing groups in that when prompted, great things are created."
Abby Heugel, author of Abby Has Issues
"In her debut anthology, Kim Bongiorno brings together a series of 21 brilliant short fictional stories, each with the power to captivate and entertain. The collection covers a range of topics from forbidden love to terror to desire to, what I call, “fairy tales for adults” and more. In many cases, I felt an immediate connection with the central character. Intriguing and unpredictable, each story drew me in and took hold; I even let out a chuckle or two. After reading this magnificent collection, I am certain this isn’t the last we’ll see of this entrancing storyteller. I, for one, very much look forward to seeing what else Kim has up her sleeve."
Stephanie Young, author of How to Eat Healthy Without Noticing
"Kim is best known for her humorous writings, but with this collection of short stories she shares her soul with us and allows us to see another side of her."
Jen, author of Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat
"I've always loved Kim's fiction because it doesn't fling open doors, it only cracks them open, leaving me eager to crash through. Take 'In The Trees.' A colorfully articulated hive of creatures that are part animal, part rescue squad? I doubt anyone can read that story without wanting more. Where Kim's imagination lives is a place I'd like to vacation."
Nicole Leigh Shaw, Writer and Humorist
"Kim Bongiorno, whom I was first introduced through her humorous writings, has a true talent for more than just her award-winning witty works. This time, in her collection of short story fiction, the reader is immediately drawn into her word-painted scenes with a variety of interesting characters. Captivating, creative, and leaves me wanting to read even more..."
Susan McLean, Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva