- File Size: 2388 KB
- Print Length: 308 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 069298531X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: August 31, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0759R8M1X
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #863,664 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As Fate Would Have It: A Collection of Strange & Bizarre– Short Stories: Featuring Six of My Favorite Writers Kindle Edition
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As a mom, an educator & advocate for cultural awareness—I would like to see this group of authors with their diverse backgrounds— come together again at some point to create another book- in which they might reach readers on issues needing attention in our world today. These great folks could utilize their creative prowess to harness the attention of readers and captivate from a different vantage point- just a thought :) But for those of you ready for hard core- you'll be in for just that. Some of the stories are touching and make you think...like M. Lemont's: Coma. What a super creative, deep and thoughtful creation. I would have to say- it was my favorite.
Each author brought his or her distinct voices to the page, which I loved! The use of experience, voice and point of view was creative and unique.
The story that I immediately connected to was, The Poetry of Being Human. Literary voice with a message about unrequited love, lost connections and a perspective into the perils of daily life in El Salvador and Nicaragua during a revolution. The rumination of how women were treated within the culture was yet another layer I appreciated. This was an exceptionally written story and I was thrilled to discover it. This is the sort of text I can read again and again.
The other story that really grabbed my imagination was, Asphodeloideae. It’s horror that reminded me of the really, scary, wake you out of bed stuff that was popular in the late seventies when I was growing up. I will think twice about buying pictures at antique stores… that is the truth! Tales from the Crypt meets Rosemary’s Baby!
Every story in this collection has something to say about what it means to be human; to want what you can’t have and perhaps what happens when you get it... If you are looking for something different, unique and interesting this is your book!
The title As Fate Would Have It perfectly sets the theme for the stories within. I was captivated by 2 O’Clock, loved the twist in ‘The Lie That Binds’, astounded by ‘I’m Not Black, I’m Pops Johnson; I Didn’t Kill Him’ and as for ‘Asphodeloideae’ – well I didn’t see that coming. Brilliant! And there’s more besides!
It’s a sensational collection of short stories, cleverly written that takes you through a range of emotions – and leaves you wanting more!