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I enjoyed reading these short stories. Each had a purpose and a way of making you think about life and its circumstances. I noticed a few editing errors, such as in The Minotaur. “Jack” was sometimes “jack” throughout the entire story beginning on the first page of the story, just as “Blank Man” in Life, spelled out in a name, was sometimes “Blank man.” The characters were developed and each story led me along a path of the unknown. I can honestly say that the stories were unpredictable and truly held my interest because of that. The author did a great job of writing emotions from that particular emotions point of view – very clever – very interesting.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Under The Bridge. Just a paragraph long, it reminds me that we all face inner battles, and that inner fight is with ourselves.
I recommend this book to those who love short stories. Such are terrific to read while waiting for an appointment, on a commute, or relaxing pool side.
Fear has a voice in this segment and when it said: “When you begin to love things, I put my feet up and let the things do the work. Attachment is one of my favorite fears…..Attachment to things is blasphemy. It goes against the natural order of life. To love anything but the natural world; your children, your family, friends, dogs and cats. …but to love a thing – to be attached to a thing? It’s almost sad.” I was moved how it truly hit home…..interesting.
A sad, heavy story and yet uplifting in the end. Jack was suffering just as his mother was as a result of his father’s death, but he put his artistic talents to such great use.
The Lancaster Society
“The world exists whether I’m in it or not? Harsh, though I remember it making sense to me. When a person dies the world doesn’t swallow the rest of us and start again.” Very powerful beginning to the story. A very intense read.
Life, Spelt Out in a Name
Very intriguing. I cannot imagine a mother outliving her son. The writing was gripping and engaging.
Most powerful statement in my mind: “…most sadness in born of fleeting moments. Your life is a series of moments. If you let down your defenses, you invite sadness.”
I loved the statement: “An interesting fact: Music is the only thing in your world which uses the entire brain.”
Interesting how sadness is described like ones friend…always there…waiting to intrude upon your life and take over. Certainly made me think. And I loved the last line: “The next time you wonder why you’re sad, remember, I am as necessary for your happiness as Fear is for your safety.”
An interesting read. I was totally captivated and NOT expecting the ending. Certainly made me think about the human race and what we stand for.
I liked the statement: “We are here to serve you; to help you realize your best potential. Everyone’s at their best when they feel love!” How true!
I like how the story refers to another short story in this set. “Don’t let Fear decide what you’re allowed to love.”
And the following passage was just great: “Does Love require a disclaimer? Do you not understand the risks? How about this: Love; negative side-effects may include, but are not limited to: watery eyes, upset stomach, denial, anger, bargaining, and depression. Reads like the stages of grief! Of course I’m being facetious. If you can’t laugh at yourself – am I right?! LOL. Don’t you just love me! As long as you love, nothing can harm you. Love trumps all. “
A Halloween Special
An interesting, yet odd tale. It was well crafted and kept my attention throughout the short story. What did happen to the skeleton?
Wow. This story was quite powerful. The stories made one think about the human condition. If you are a fan of short stories, than I highly recommend this book.
*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*
If you're looking for something quick but thought provoking this is the book for you.
I recommend this book to those who love short stories. Great quick bed time reading or while waiting for an appointment or quick trip.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, through Reading Deals, so I could give an honest review.