Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf rtf lrf pdb txt html
on July 20, 2014 :
I enjoy reading short stories as much as I do writing them. They are a fun escape from our busy, busy lives, giving us a taste of another world, or an interesting character and providing a simple yet often thought-provoking narrative. This is a collection of 57 short stories, all of them are under 725 words. There are some fantastic stories in this collection that I enjoyed immensely and there are more than a few 5 star reads in here. A few of my favorites are: Town Line Road by Jot Russell- A man circles back to the defining point in his life only to make a shocking realization. The amazingly strange life form in 'The Daughter' by J F Williams was also a standout in it's sensual but creeptasticly gooey imagery. Alternately the chilling and intensely disturbing Psychopomp by Thaddeus Howze made shivers run down my spine (I liked it!). The morbidly hilarious- Did Curiosity Kill the Cat by Andy Lake left me in shock-horror-OMG-chuckles. Everyman Dies, But Not Everyman Lives by Mike Boggia was another stand out too- showing the importance of offering simple kindness to others even when one faces adversity and/or certain death. The dark and richly crafted world of Becoming Again by J J Alleson made me want to read more and more. Fox, Cat, Fireworks by Jeremy Lichtman was a slice of Tesla inspired cat and mouse fun, and Tom Tinney's Beta test was another favorite giving us a fun Science fiction slant on the familiar Noah's ark story. I devoured this collection in two easy to digest sittings. It gave me a chance to put my feet up and zoom away, enabling me to quickly visit multiple worlds. If you enjoy short-short stories check this out, maybe your favorites will be different than mine, but that's the beauty of it, with 57 stories by 31 authors - there is likely something here for everyone who enjoys a spot of short speculative fiction.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)