Okay, let's face it ...I am not J.K. Rowling. Who the heck is? But I have come to believe that the audience for short stories, short subjects, microfiction in general is growing. You can read it on a commute, while waiting, when you just need a break.
Short Stories help me learn as a writer, and refine my craft as I work towards longer compositions. I am in love with the form, and I cannot imagine not writing short stories. Some of the stories already published could yet emerge as longer works. Maybe even "proper books." Which are your favorites? Take the WHICH ARE YOUR FAVORITES? poll in the right margin, and share your thoughts!
There were some great responses after last weekends TRIO TALES Promotion ... here's the most recent:
"... I was trying to pick my favorite but am unable as all of them resonated with me.
"Highly recommended." ~ Amazon Reader Review, FIVE Stars
has such a way of telling these sweet stories from the feline point of
view that the reader could almost believe that "S" had taken the
keyboard and written them herself. "S" tells her tale as she goes
through different life situations with her owner "She". As the reigning
Cat of the House "S" sizes up each of the scenarios she is dealt and
handles them with kitty-cat grace and aplomb. Well...except for in
"Travels with S", which is tale #2. Here we do witness a good bit of
yowling and more than a few tears, but don't worry. Everything ends
okay. As a cat-owned human who has moved several times with felines in
tow I got a big kick out of "Travels with S"!
"Those humans who have a cat reigning in their household will especially enjoy this book." ~ Amazon Reader Review, FIVE Stars
"A TRIO OF IRISH TALES is not a thriller, but it does keep you turning pages. Judy
does with pooka, the man of the mists, and dancing fairies what others
do with bullets and mayhem. The book’s charming mysticism grabs with
plenty of character and just a pinch of suspense. The writing is
conversational, and Judy’s voice is as friendly and open in her book as
it is at her readings. The pace, flow, and tone precisely complements
Although they are fresh from Judy’s mind and two of
three stories take place in today’s world, all read like traditional
tales. In the first tale, entitled “In the Mist” a girl’s dream of
romance is shattered, and her passion draws her from safety into the
hidden dangers of the mist. In the Shadow by the Gate, Liam, a jaded
teenaged technophile is thrust into a startlingly real world of
traditional mysticism. The book finishes with The Oak, a story of one
woman’s life as the river of time flows past her, her home, and her
A TRIO OF IRISH TALES is a great read. It’s both pleasant
and engaging and should appeal to all readers, not just those of us of
Irish descent. I recommend it.
~ Amazon Reader Review, FIVE Stars