Monterey Shorts 2: More on the Line

Monterey Shorts 2: More on the Line

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by Lele Dahle, Shaheen Schmidt, Ken Jones, Chris Kemp, Walter Gourlay

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FWOMP Publishing
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Monterey Shorts 2: More on the Line 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Storytelling is an art--and not an easy one to master--however, the ten authors with the Fiction Writers of the Monterey Peninsula (FWOMP) have done well with their latest compilation and anyone looking for an interesting collection of tales should certainly consider this book. With its superb presentation, detailed editing, and clever illustrations, Monterey Shorts 2 creatively interweaves the history, the flavor, and the nature of not only the colorful populace but of the California Central Coast itself. Whether reading of the first woman lighthouse keeper to the flight of a spritely being to the sinister side of desire or of love and beyond, this anthology of more than twenty stories charms the reader and makes them want to turn the page to discover what new tale lies just ahead. Could it be the vampire or the murderer? The artist or the diviner? An exotic beast or just a monkey? Will he come home to a house not there? Or find a friend is not all they seem? A few noteworthy mentions include Finding Anna, Snakeskin Jacket, Charlotte's Light, Moving Day, Lavinia, and Framed but as a whole, I enjoyed reading each of these wonderful stories. I also want to mention how the stories--some strong enough to stand on their own merit--did not overshadow the others too much and therefore imparted to the reader a genuine medley of works. Kudos to these writers who believe that solid criticism served with sincerity is a dish well served. They've proven a gift, shaped with honest effort, will stand high above the rest. Well done! Reviewed by author Dehanna Bailee
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this book--and its predecessor--from a bookstore in Monterey while on a little vacation. Read the first collection (10 authors, ten stories) and was entertained well enough to jump into this, their second anthology. Wow! The stories in this book far outshine the first anthology. Not only that, but there are twenty stories by the ten authors instead of just ten stories. My favorites were: The Monkey House Inn, Gods and Ghosts, Charlotte's Light, A Break in the Trail, Divine, Lavinia, As a Bird, and Night Wounds Time