This collection was written from a variety of prompts supplied by storyaday.org and originally published on Morgen’s blog (morgenbailey.wordpress.com – where you can still read the list of prompts), during May 2011, 2012, and 2013.
In this book there are stories of revenge, overcoming obstacles, newfound and lost love, shopping, chocolate, legends of history, and the occasional alien or two.
We have crimes afoot, writer’s block, characters with and without friends, homages, humans and non-humans, scratches, squeaks and barks.
From Chelsea buns to casseroles, we share the highs and lows, but the stories all go to show what can be done with a prompt, a few hours, and a colourful imagination.
I think it’s already my fourth book by this author and she keeps surprising me. She has the ability to start a story and you have not the slightest idea where she will lead you. I was wondering if she would be able to pull this off with this collection of stories as well.
I won’t keep you guessing any longer. She certainly did. Each story (and as you can see on the cover there are 93 of them) has a twist in the end.
When you write a longer story or a full book, you have the time to prepare the way your twist will be revealed, but in a short story (and some are really short 😉 ) I think it is a lot harder.
Some stories are heartbreaking, some are funny and some are creepy. So there is something for everybody :). I have to say some of them are crystal clear. To understand others you had to bring your brain to a higher level (or mine had to at least 😉 )
It’s a book you can keep on the site while reading something else and you can treat yourself to one or two stories a day (or more of course) or you can devoure it in two days, like I did. 🙂
I enjoyed her writing style as usual and the way she misleaded me. 4 stars.
Thank you, Morgen Bailey and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo
About the author
Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions. She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com, and email address email@example.com.