I still can’t decide whether or not I really like short stories as I often feel cheated by the brevity. I think maybe the writer of short stories really has to have a good story to tell, more so than in a novel where many strands intertwining can make for a good read without such a strong plot.
This collection of 21 short stories covers a wide range of subjects and I have dipped in and out of it over the past few weeks enjoying some more than others.
The writing style is a little dry in places and some of the stories just weren’t for me. Some however, and these tended to be the slightly longer ones, are great. I’d buy this as a gift for someone who enjoys the short story format.
- Writing Short Stories – Tips on Narrative Structure & The Writing Process (awritersfountain.wordpress.com)
- Short story contest news – Writers Weekly (fwapalmcoast.wordpress.com)