Tag Archives: Short Stories

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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A Trifling Success

Any writing achievements have been thin on the ground for me this year, so I was pleased to see my letter commending River, the new BBC crime drama, published in next week’s edition of the TV Times. This is about the … 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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Oh look, a bee!

I have to admit to being remiss with my blog updates this year, which is, in part, due to feeling completely demoralised about my writing progress. With very little success to speak of and rejection after rejection eating away at … 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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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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One Word Anthology

One Word Anthology is the latest book I’ve selected to review for Alfie Dog Fiction, and it’s just as it says on the tin: stories and poems inspired by a one word theme. The collection has 38 stories (which I … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new!

My blog updates have been neglected of late, so may I apologise to those of you who take the trouble to visit my site on a regular basis. The only explanation I can offer is the festive season: the chaotic … Continue reading

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A Wish for Christmas

This unusual array of short stories, published by Alfie Dog Fiction, is brought together under the topical theme of Christmas. I say unusual, because some of the subject matter is not necessarily what you might expect to find in a … Continue reading

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