Road Rash

Rated 4.80/5 based on 5 reviews
A guy dies in a violent motorcycle wreck. He goes to Heaven...or does he? They can't serve coleslaw there and still call it that, can they?

Road Rash is a short novella about life, death, and drama teachers.

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About Bonnie Bernard

I'm the proud birth-giver to The Midnight Hunter Trilogy - a paranormal, suspense-thriller that features a dash of romance, a sprinkle of mystery, an occasional murder, and a full, fun cast of Underworld characters. Some of them are kind, others are wicked - but all of them will tug at your heartstrings.

The Midnight Hunter Trilogy is published by Fin-S Press and is available in softcover and most ereader-device forms.

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cjlps23 reviewed on Jan. 23, 2014

Ok I'm not quite sure whether I'm ever going to be able to eat coleslaw again without thinking about headless guys in roadside cafés, this short story is a wonderful satire of life after death but also about how to live life before death, that probably sounds really deep but this is a humorous look at life after death and I for one hope they never serve coleslaw there, but would recommend this for a quick but quietly humorous read.
I received a free copy for an honest review
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Joyce Wetherbee reviewed on Jan. 19, 2014

You know, I really want a peek inside Bernard's brain, but I'm not sure I can handle all those curve balls coming at me at the same moment. I mean, really, where the heck does she come up with these stories? I'm sitting here shaking my head at this latest gem of hers and smiling. There isn't much I can say about the story without saying too much. How about, 'so it goes in the beginning, so it goes in the end'? The middle is just as confusing to me as the poor guys who lost his head in a motorcycle accident. It works though. The guy wakes up not knowing where he is, just happy his sense of humor is still intact. (So is Bernard's, fair warning.) Weird, huh?

Wayne Wright, comes out of that tunnel of light without a stitch on. Things just go crazy, funny, weird (pick one) from there. Everyone has a job and Wayne needs to learn his, so he better pay attention. I have to stop now before I just spill everything. Bernard must have been laughing when she wrote the last line, because I can't even think it with a straight face.

I love long stories. They give me a chance to get to know the characters, learn to love some and hate others. Anticipation builds, releases to rebuild again. Bernard has taught me there is something worthwhile to be found in short stories. I'm glad too. I would have missed out on a few reflexive smiles and some laughing had I not read not just this book, but her other short stories. I'm seriously doubting she could write a bad story even if she tried.

I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 77 days after purchase)
Brian Bigelow reviewed on Jan. 15, 2014

This was a very enjoyable read that also happens to be a fairly short book. I cracked up throughout, there's a lot of funny stuff. The way the afterlife is laid out is more akin to Buddhist belief than Christian, at least that's what I felt. I will say that was one aspect I really did like a lot.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
Jenny Bynum reviewed on Oct. 25, 2013

I purchased a Smashwords copy of this book in return for an honest review. This author has yet again made me smile, laugh and just plain enjoy reading her spontaneous and fun loving style of writing. I am completely blown away by this awesomely well written short story that literally gets me wondering about what and who I will meet when I cross to the other side. This is a RECOMMENDED MUST READ that you will find very entertaining and so intriguing that you will find yourself wanting to re-read this wickedly amazing story. This is one story that I will add to my top 10 favorite books of 2013!! Thank you, Bonnie Bernard, for sharing with us another look into your mind and the torturous world of coleslaw!!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Christoph Fischer reviewed on Oct. 22, 2013

"Road Rash" by Bonnie Bernard is a great thoughtful and funny short story about life after death. Wayne Wright dies in a motorcycle accident and awaits his judgement day in a rather unusual setting.
Wright is a rough guy with a filthy mouth but maybe just possibly with a good enough heart to avoid the worst.
As usual Bernard spices her writing with plenty of great phrases and wordings, and her characters are reliably funny and entertaining.
This piece is a little more serious than some of her other works as it addresses the issues of religious beliefs about the afterlife not just with passing comedy but with some deeper thoughts along the way, satisfying all of her readers: Those who are there for the puns and the writing style and those who wonder about the moral aspect of the story.
The ending was unexpected and added to the thoughtful tone of the story. This is a hugely enjoyable take on multicultural and multi-denominational America and the world,a musing on what heaven and hell are and who gets to judge what who deserves.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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