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Hilde at the Ghost Shore by Paula Cappa ~ Short Fiction Review

A good short story should leave a reader who is also a writer breathless to create their own next piece of short fiction, and this story did exactly that for me! It’s not really my style – mixing in blatant elements … Continue reading

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Blue Ringed Octopus Delight by James W Brown ~ Short Fiction Review

While the premise of this story was certainly interesting, I love the title, and I enjoyed the story, I can’t say that I’ll be reading the novel that this short story was an intro for. The main character is fun – … Continue reading

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The Book Case by Nelson DeMille – Short Fiction Review

It was the title of this short story that caught my attention. I recognized the (best selling) author’s name, it was free for Amazon Prime members on Kindle, and then I read the synopsis – not only is this a … Continue reading

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Double Cross by Jeffery Deaver ~ Short Fiction Review

I saw this offered free on Kindle and thought to myself, “Hmm. The author who wrote The Bone Collector. The Lincoln Rhyme series. This can’t be bad.” I feel like I stand corrected. Maybe that’s too harsh. Or maybe not. … Continue reading

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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood ~ Short Story Fiction Review

What can I say about this collection of short stories by notorious author Margaret Atwood? I have mixed feelings. The first few stories are interrelated, with characters mentioned in one story featured in the next. I love the idea. I didn’t … Continue reading

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 ~ Book Review

One of my goals for this year was to win an award for one of my short stories. Maybe an O. Henry Award is a bit ambitious, but when I stumbled across this anthology, I thought I might as well … Continue reading

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