In reading these well-crafted shorts I am reminded of reading a philosophical writing or parable. They have the elements of real life experiences and thoughts of the writer or someone the writer knows extremely well. Some of the stories are somewhat like song lyrics in that few words provoke much thought. Two or three of the stories are not immediately clear; however, after a quick reread and a little thought, it becomes clear and quite rewarding. A short description of this collection is "Nicely Done". Eddie A., journalist and photographer.
"My one comment about the stories is that they are for the most part dark. …. But reading them one after another has quite an impact. I feel I need to go for a walk. .... But if you have a funny story or two within you, it might be good to throw it in just to give the reader a little relief during the book.” Lou B., editor and writer.
….I read the…ones [stories] you sent me. I like your work a lot. …. your writing is excellent. Georgia S., writer.
I really like the 55 word story format. Here's my reaction: most of them are ironic, and pessimistic, which is not a bad thing, except that as a steady diet, they are somewhat depressing. …suggest that you do a few that are more neutral in content, perhaps merely observations of interesting people, animals, or events, and perhaps some that demonstrate your excellent sense of humor? Interspersed …would make for a more inviting read, I think. … Keep it up - totally worthwhile! Betsy M., licensed counselor.
Please Note: Three of the above are pals/friends. The fourth reviewer, who I met on a writers' forum, kindly ageed to take a look.