- Series: Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Professor Limn Books LLC (April 10, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988578468
- ISBN-13: 978-0988578463
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,402,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1) Paperback – April 10, 2014
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About the Author
Written by twenty-three talented fiction writers from Writers750.com: Schuldt, Shaughnessy, Freed, Alexiou, Stafford, White, Lemon, Boggia, Dutton, Harkins, Stein, Bond, Clarke, Lacy, Reynolds, and Parker all return with more Giant Tales. New authors include Hamrick, Scavitto, Baskerville, Willett, Davis, Drew, and Tozer.
Top customer reviews
I found it quite interesting to see the similarities and differences in the authors’ interpretations. In the epilogue each author revealed some of their own life experiences influenced their stories.
This book was a special treat to read and I commend the efforts given.
Some of the stories require the reader to determine meanings and final outcomes that are only inferred. Some stories are more entertaining (in my opinion) and written with more expertise than others. I loved author H.M. Schuldt’s use of subtle foreshadowing in Dragonship; the way Mike Boggia in My Brother's Keeper? ended with a message of kindness and doing what’s right; Robert Tozer’s connection (play on words/topic) to Tom Sawyer in The Adventures of Sawyer Thomas; and, In Wild Remains, Amos Parker’s twist that focuses on wolves.
When I first began to read this collection, I did not expect to read every story, but I did read them all. I found them addicting. I want to experience the next author’s writing style and how they were able to tell their tale. If you enjoy short stories or apocalyptic themes, don’t miss this anthology.
Every one of these short apocalyptic stories had their own style and their own premise, all while keeping to the basic theme 'My brother's keeper'.
Reading through many of the stories I felt remorse for lives lost, anger and hatred as the truly ugly human nature came out in some of the characters, and joy when survival and hope of a better life seemed possible. The characters come to life as you read and although you don't get to spend much time with them each of the authors were able to develop their stories in a way that gives the reader closer, not something that is always easy to do with a short story.
This was a wonderful collection of short stories and I am excited to read more by this talented group.