“The Resistance: View From Provence”

In my book “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” I speculated what might have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald had survived his assassination in Dallas, Texas on November 24th, 1963. Would the accused assassin have been able to prove his innocence or would his guilt be incontrovertibly proved? In this short story, (which may become the beginning of a new book), I wonder … Continue reading “The Resistance: View From Provence”

Crooked Tales: Short and Cool

“The cool thing about reading is that when you read a short story or you read something that takes your mind and expands where your thoughts can go, that’s powerful.” Taylor Swift Enrich Relatable Experiences with Short Stories With a Smartphone, eBook, or paperback easily at hand, it is easy to read anywhere. Let us count real reading moments that fill the void of time … Continue reading Crooked Tales: Short and Cool

Two More From “Crooked Tales”

Short Story Day is September 21, 2016 Be sure to have your collection ready! “Short stories consume you faster. They’re connected to brevity. With the short story, you are up against mortality. I know how tough they are as a form, but they’re also a total joy.” – Ali Smith “All Hail the Short Story” The dreaded carpool lane at the local elementary school. Halftime during … Continue reading Two More From “Crooked Tales”

“Crooked Tales” – 15 Short Stories

Coming Soon!!! “Crooked Tales” Deception and Revenge in 15 Short Stories 15 Short Stories | 15 Authors. All very vengeful and deceitful: A Crooked Mile – Fiona Quinn Squatter – Ulla Hakanson The Scream of Silence – Pamela Crane Angel Heart – Michelle Medhat Beneath – Anita Kovacevic Confessions – Julie Mayerson Brown Death of a Sparrowman – Eric Gates Keeping It in the Family … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” – 15 Short Stories

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Old Habits by Elizabeth Horton-Newton

I saved this review for last for two reasons. I am the author and it would be rather inappropriate for me to review my own story. Secondly, I was waiting to see if anyone else reviewed it so I could at least share that review. Although my full length books View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale and Riddle are romantic thrillers, my favorite … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Old Habits by Elizabeth Horton-Newton

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Margarita Mix by Joseph Mark Brewer

Joseph Mark Brewer is best known for his wonderful books featuring Japanese detective Shig Sato. The Gangster’s Son and The Thief’s Mistake are insightful crime thrillers set in 1990’s  Japan. I was more than a little surprised with Brewer’s short story in Twisted Tales , “Margarita Mix”. It is a dramatic departure from his usual genre. The story reads almost like a memoir although it … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Margarita Mix by Joseph Mark Brewer

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Skully by C.A. Sanders

C.A. Sanders is one of my favorite fantasy authors. I have read both of his full length books, Song of Simon and Watchmage of Old New York. I was fascinated by his offering in the anthology Twisted Tales. More of a horror story than a fantasy, Skully explores the delightful relationships of childhood when bullies rule the neighborhood and friendships are often based on who’s … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Skully by C.A. Sanders

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: The Agent by Alex Shaw

    I love a good international spy story. I was reading Ian Fleming’s James Bond series when I was less than thirteen, much to my parents chagrin. I’d only read one of Alex Shaw’s books, Cold Blood, before diving into his short story in the anthology Twisted Tales. The Agent is a well written short that packs a neat punch. Set in Spain, British … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: The Agent by Alex Shaw

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Prime Meridian by Geoff Nelder

Geoff Nelder has written one of my favorite science fiction stories, ARIA: Left Luggage. He has a unique approach to the genre so I looked forward to his contribution to Twisted Tales. He lived up to my expectations shiningly with his short story Prime Meridian. Perhaps the most complex of the stories in the anthology, it is both scientific and humorous. The story of Chingford’s … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Prime Meridian by Geoff Nelder