Category Archives: Short Stories | Novellas

Book Review: In Mint Condition Edited by Shannon John

“In Mint Condition” is a collection of short horror stories and poems that where put together by Shannon John and written by a variety of authors from The Dark Tower website. Though I found that one or two of the stories hard to get into, I also found that many of the other stories had …

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Book Review: Signed Confessions by Tom Walker

I don’t normally give five star ratings to books that are a compilation of short stories, but in the case of “Signed Confessions” by Tom Walker, those five stars are definitely merited. In my reading of “Signed Confessions,” I found this book to be both surprising, and highly intriguing. Each story was well-written, believable, and …

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Book Review: SHaDOW GAME by Darryl Sollerh

Honorable Mention: Mystery/Thriller “SHaDOW GAME” by Darryl Sollerh is a short novella that is jam packed with action. There are no chapters and when it starts, it just keeps going until the end. I could not put it down, that to say the least. At first, I was kind of confused. I kept reading. Then …

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All Points North

This collection of thirteen short stories consists of a mixture of sketches about characters, which are serious and funny, happy and sad. Stories, arising from Mr. Lee’s eagerness to write, delve into the inner world of feelings and human emotions. The scenes appear from the memories, with the author drawing a nice story, focusing on …

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Book Review: True Cow Tales: Literary Sketches and Stories by Farmers, Ranchers, and Dairy Princesses by C.R. Lindemer (edited)

Although I was born and raised in Wisconsin, I did not really live near a farming community.  However, as dairy and farms are such a big part of the overall culture of my state, when I saw the book “True Cow Tales: Literary Sketches and Stories by Farmers, Ranchers, and Dairy Princesses” I was instantly …

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Book Review: The Problem with Being Perfect by Wayne Chan

Wayne Chan has written a wonderful collection of stories, columns, essays, letters…whatever you would like to call them. His cartoonist (also named Wayne Chan…really) created delightful images that complement the writing perfectly. He starts off with an explanation of Chinese family reunions and the various “rules” that must be followed. This is lighthearted, funny, and …

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Book review: Lost on Route 66: Tales from the Mother Road by Katelyn Bohl and Eric Wilder

“If you are intrigued by the romance of Route 66 but aren’t ready just yet to head up the road in a red Corvette or a 1989 Ford Bronco, as Sir Paul drove, then read ‘Lost on Route 66’ and take a memorable mental ride in a 1955 two-door red and white Ford Crown Vic.  …

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Book Review: Follow The Money by Ross Cavins

Initially, I was asked if I would be willing to review “Follow The Money” by Ross Cavins. Just for the record I don’t normally read books that are a collection of short stories. However, after reading the jacket blurb I figured I should make an exception because this book sounded like it would be funny. …

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Book Review: Knee High by the Fourth of July: More Stories of Growing Up in and Around the Small Towns in the Midwest by Jean Tennant

“Knee High by the Fourth of July: More Stories of Growing Up in and Around the Small Towns in the Midwest” is made up of 33 stories, with authors’ ages ranging from age twelve up to age eighty-seven.  The stories are about life in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, and other Midwestern states with the …

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Book Review: The Stories of Devil-Girl by Anya Achtenberg

“The Stories of Devil-Girl” by Anya Achtenberg is Book #1 in the Reflections of America Series of books published by Loving Healing Press.  This series “highlights autobiography, fiction, and poetry which express the quest to discover one’s context within modern society.”  Achtenberg’s book fits the series description to a tee, completely embodying the entire statement. …

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