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- Print Length: 200 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996039740
- Publisher: Obsidian Books (October 21, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 21, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076P2BFGF
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- Lending: Enabled
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Since each author has a style of his own and each story is unique, it’s difficult to evaluate them as a whole. Some stories I enjoyed more than others, and I imagine each reader will choose a different set of favorites.
Loni Townsend’s Just A Matter of Time has an upbeat and spunky MC with a mission that’s very familiar as is the theme, but her take on it freshened a very old story.
In Forerunner, David Powers intrigues the reader with the idea that time might not be as simple as present, past, future. How confusing and dangerous that can be, especially to the character who is forever just behind himself. No escape.
Taking Care of You is a flash fiction piece by Carrie Butler that ends with the taste of grim humor you have to appreciate.
When the suicide of their spouses brings them together, they discover they have another connection to death—The Apartment. They might have a possibility of a new life, but Lisa Buie-Collard only suggests that, then leaves you to knit together the rest of the story.
Nick Wilford’s, The Caricaturist, makes his MC, Jack the hapless victim of an artist unappreciated and ready to take revenge. You feel for Jack whose nature is to accommodate, and only gets him into serious trouble.
Elizabeth Seckman does a bang-up job on Shifting Sands. Her lead in to an Angel too soon is riveting, and sticks to your ribs after you reach the end.
Shadows Falling on Rainbows is a longer tale of a chance meeting that could well wind up in disaster for both people. It’s not until the end that you discover what will happen.
How unfortunate that Mariah chooses to offer her boyfriend, Joe one of her perfect cupcakes in Tonja Drecker’s Meringue, Murder or Marzipan. If only she’d paid attention to what Nana was doing. Light with a touch of dark underpinnings, this story has a surprise ending.
Kimiko is a Boston girl, and once at the wooded Haunted Lake, she wishes she were still in that city. However, she becomes intrigued, then scared by the appearance of a strange man who vanishes as quickly as he appears. Michelle Athy weaves a story of long ago into one with a modern couple with emerging issues.
Laura Rich’s Soul Coin shines in this anthology. Indira Valaithan is only fifteen years old but charged with some serious tasks. For the first time, she might discover who she really is. Unfortunately, once she does, she has a much more challenging job, and that involves a demon. It’s fairly straightforward until the end, then the final twist is startling.
Another short, but spine-tingling story is Retribution by Melissa Maygrove. In this one, fire fights fire and when you discover why, it’s satisfying.
Overall, I enjoy the time spent and would recommend the book. The proceeds go to the Gary Sinise Foundation, so all of the authors have given their talent to a worthwhile cause.
I took some notes as I read, so here are my thoughts about each story. I didn't mention the plots because it's so hard with short stories to mention anything specific without giving something away, and I couldn't do that, because the surprises were just so good!
Just A Matter of Time (Loni Townsend) - Great start! When someone promises a girl darkness, this is exactly what I want! Great twist. Very fun.
Forerunner (David Powers King) - Absolutely loved the vibe of this. This was freaking fantastic. Totally wigged me out. So obsessed with this. (insert slow clap here)
Taking Care of You (Carrie Butler) - Dude! What a ride! LOVE this. The twists!!
The Apartment (Lisa Buie-Collard) - This was interesting. Great omniscient narration. Loved the characters.
The Caricature (Nick Wilford) - Oh my. LOL! Honestly, I'd love to read a whole book of stories in this same vein.
Shifting Sands (Elizabeth Seckman) - Crazy girl is very crazy. It's good, but I'm not sure how I feel about this one.
Shadows Falling On Rainbows (Celeste Holloway) - Kind of thriller-ish. Not the kind of dark I usually read - it felt VERY real (haha) - but that's the fun part of anthologies - I get to read something different.
Meringue, Murder or Marzipan (Tonja Drecker) - Great characters. Fun. Mysterious. Freaking love that ending!
Haunted Lake (Michelle Athy) - Creepy awesomeness. Great imagery! Gave me chills in broad daylight. Well done.
Soul Coin (Laura Rich) - "Some evil won't surrender to fists." - Great tagline! That said, this is my least favorite of the bunch. Everything was way too obvious.
Retribution (Melissa Maygrove) - This was too short! I don't quite understand as much as I'd like, but the imagery was fantastic.
Still not convinced? All proceeds from the sales of this book are being donated to an organization benefiting active military members, veterans, and first responders. Kudos for the authors for donating their time and talent. Four and a half stars, rounded up to five.