October Book Blog

October is my favorite month of the year! Fall is usually crackling in the air (yes fall crackles), Halloween is coming, and it’s time for candy apples, hayrides, hot cider, and scary books and movies. It’s also my favorite time to travel. You may have noticed my Book Blog is early. By the time you read this I will probably be in Barcelona, Spain or … Continue reading October Book Blog

“Crooked Tales” The Final Tale

“ALL HAIL the Short Story!” These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above all, it’s the unpredictable kinks that catch you unaware that make the ‘CROOKED TALES’ … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Final Tale

“Crooked Tales” The Grande Finale

“A short story is something that you can hold in your mind. You can really analyze how the entire thing works, like a machine.” Chuck Palahniuk Satisfaction of a Full Story (but with fewer words) Despite fewer words, the journey into the imagination is complete, as is the satisfying story arc and memorable characters. For the curiosity tempted, no longer the slow slog to reach a … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Grande Finale

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

More “Crooked Tales”

A short story is a shard, a sliver, a vignette. It’s a biopsy on the human condition but it doesn’t have this capacity to think autonomously for itself. ~Will Self “Ultimate Sampler of Exciting, Talented Authors” “Eager to meet great writers? Well, the short story is the ideal medium to discover new favorites. A single folio of short stories is the perfect platform to display … Continue reading More “Crooked Tales”

CROOKED TALES: Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories (Short Story Tales Book 2)

CROOKED TALES: Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories (Short Story Tales Book 2) “ALL HAIL the Short Story!” These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above … Continue reading CROOKED TALES: Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories (Short Story Tales Book 2)

Crooked Tales:Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories

CROOKED TALES: Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories (Short Story Tales Book 2) “ALL HAIL the Short Story!”  These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above … Continue reading Crooked Tales:Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories

Teaser Tuesday: “Old Habits” Elizabeth Horton-Newton

Gaunt Thibideaux was a man of habits. And you know what they say. “Old Habits” die hard. “Gaunt Thibideaux was a man of habits. Some people in the town of Burkesville said he was set in his ways. That’s the way folks talked in Burkesville. In the summer Gaunt would mow his yard three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, whether it needed it … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: “Old Habits” Elizabeth Horton-Newton

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