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Dark on the Mountain

by Henry Mitchell Dark On The Mountain, by Henry Mitchell, is a collection of short stories from Alfie Dog Fiction and the latest I’ve chosen to review as a member of their Reader Panel. There are twelve stories in total, … Continue reading

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Up The Garden Path

Patsy Collins is renowned on the short story circuit as a master of her craft. I have read many of her offerings, over the years, and can honestly say, I’ve yet to read a bad one. This collection, published by … Continue reading

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Another Short Story Review

A recent survey concluded that October 24th was the day many early birds would start their Christmas shopping, ahead of the festive season. Not to brag, but mine is almost complete and to jolly all of you along who haven’t … Continue reading

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Short Story Reviews for Alfie Dog Fiction

Fairly recently, I decided to chance my arm at submitting an entry to the Alfie Dog Fiction International Short Story Competition. Part of the criteria for entry was to pay for five short stories from the Alfie Dog site, in … Continue reading

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Eclectic Moments

by Vanessa J. Horn Eclectic Moments is appropriately titled when considering this latest short story collection by Vanessa J. Horn and published by Alfie Dog Fiction. There is evidence throughout of the author’s love and extensive knowledge of music as … Continue reading

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Came as ‘Me’ Left as ‘We’

Came as ‘Me’ Left as ‘We’ is aptly named considering this is the theme of most, but not all, of its 21 short stories, published by Alfie Dog Fiction. I found many within the collection to be evocative and moving, … Continue reading

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birth | music | sonnets

An Anthology by ALPHA WRITERS GROUP Alpha Writers is an online group of approximately 16 members from around the world. A selection of their work (first names only; no surnames given), over a period of five years, has been collated … Continue reading

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The Day Death Wore Boots

Remember me telling you that I’d come runner-up in a competition organised by Alfie Dog Fiction and my prize was any book from their website? Well, here’s the review for that very book: The Day Death Wore Boots is a … Continue reading

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Sweet Talk

by Samantha Tonge Samantha Tonge is a writer who is well-known on the magazine circuit, particularly to those readers of ‘The People’s Friend’, and, more recently, has added the description of popular novelist to her list of credentials. Sweet Talk … Continue reading

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Six Stupid Sheep and Other Yarns

Short Stories by Susan Wright Six Stupid Sheep and Other Yarns is a collection of 13 short stories, by Susan Wright, and published by Alfie Dog Fiction. Their themes are centred on common emotional issues such as loneliness, deceit, jealousy, … Continue reading

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