Category Archives: Short Stories

The Price of Love by Peter Robinson

My older daughter gave me this this book as part of a Christmas present. I had not realised at first that The Price of Love is a book of short stories. Peter Robinson is an excellent writer and I do enjoy his novels. His short stories are probably less well known than his novels about DI …

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The Good News and The Bad News by guest author Mort Laitner

This piece of satire by Mort Laitner was first published on 31 October, 2015 at http://mortlaitner.com/2015/10/31/the-good-news-and-the-bad-news/. The Good News and The Bad News Most writers and many people with a book buried deep beneath their gut have a least these three long-shot dreams. For those of you interested in knowing if you are one of these …

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How To Get Your Book Into A Library by guest author Kevin Morris

I am fortunate to live within 10-15 minutes walking distance of Upper Norwood’s Joint Library, 41 Westow Hill, London, England, SE19 1TJ the oldest and, I believe the only independent institution of its kind. In search of ways to get my book, Dalliance: A Collection of Poetry and Prose into the hands of more readers I …

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The Return Journey and other Stories by Maeve Binchy

Several people had told me that Maeve Binchy was an excellent writer and told great stories with believable characters. So I was thrilled when her book of short stories The Return Journey and other Stories came up as the book to read on my book group. I had previously read one novel by Maeve Binchy, Full …

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Full House by Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born on 28 May 1940 in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, the eldest of four children. Her parents were very positive and provided her with a happy childhood. She studied at University College, Dublin and was a teacher for a while. She also loved travelling and this was how she found her niche as …

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In The Penal Settlement by Franz Kafka

Many years ago at, High School,  Steppenwolf  by Herman Hesse and Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis were amongst our required reading for the English Literature course. I had never encountered either Hesse or Kafka before and was both fascinated and inspired by their work. Indeed, The Metamorphosis, which is a novella was first published in 1915 and has been cited …

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There are Seven Notes by Sudhu Balagopal

Sudha Balagopal was born and raised in India but has lived in the United States for over twenty years. She has a Master’s degree  in Journalism and Communications from the University  of Florida.   She works as a freelance writer and her short stories have been published  in a number of magazines of international repute in the USA, India and …

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