Love in the Mind - A Short Story Collection

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Two sci-fi short stories showing the sacrifice women will take for love. More

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About Paul Blake

I started writing in September 2016. I have written a number of short stories and have just finished writing my debut novel - A Young Man's Game, after becoming a finalist in the 2017 Pen to Print Book Challenge. A Young Man's Game will be published in 2018.
I was a late beginner to writing. I was failing an Open University degree in Information Technology, I just cannot get my head around programming languages, the structure, and the logic is fine, just the actual languages. I was running out of time to complete the degree so I changed to an Open Degree to give me a chance of gaining a grade. On a whim, I chose a Creative Writing module and found I really enjoyed it. I also seemed to be pretty good at it, which helps. I do struggle with grammar and punctuation though, so I apologise if I use too many or too few commas or semi-colons in my writing.
My favourite authors are (in no particular order): Neal Stephenson, Nick Harkaway, Cory Doctorow, David Morrell, Peter Clines, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Michael Marshall Smith, Tom Rob Smith, Ernest Cline, and I hope one day to be able to produce a novel half as good as theirs.
I was born in 1975, am married to a beautiful and supportive wife Helen and have 3 boys aged 18, 6 and 3.
I have a blog at and can be found on Twitter @paulblakeauthor, feel free to say hi.
I hope you enjoy my work and I look forward to reading your critiques and reviews.


Review by: Lena Strait-Bodey on May 11, 2018 :
Two short stories that will make you think twice about the possibilities of a futuristic society. It takes a certain amount of talent to create a well rounded story in few words and these are examples of how it can be done, but I wish they were longer!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Brittany Miller on April 22, 2018 :
I can't help but be impressed when the prompt for these stories was so specific. The theme was Women in Love, and the first line had to be, "Not because they have too much mind, but too little," apparently the line is from a book. If I had to write that, where would I go? I don't know, but I think that Blake has come up with out of the box ideas for these two stories. I enjoyed the original concepts and solid writing. I just have to take off one star because there is a bit too much profanity for my taste in the second story, but that's all!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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