Twisted Shorties

Twisted Shorties

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by A. F. Stewart
     
 

From the inventive minds of the writers of the late, lamented website Gather.com comes a book...

...a book of odd little stories, with fiction astonishing and intriguing, and yes even creepy. Flip the pages to find romance, sci-fi, fantasy or horror, and then turn into the lilt of poetry and the whimsy of a child’s tale.
We have twenty-three authors

Overview

From the inventive minds of the writers of the late, lamented website Gather.com comes a book...

...a book of odd little stories, with fiction astonishing and intriguing, and yes even creepy. Flip the pages to find romance, sci-fi, fantasy or horror, and then turn into the lilt of poetry and the whimsy of a child’s tale.
We have twenty-three authors extraordinaire gracing the pages, writers who have come together in collaboration to pen words on paper and create brief, but memorable narratives.
These talented writers include: Patricia Gilliam, author of The Hannaria Series, A. F. Stewart, author of Ruined City and Killers and Demons, Sheila Deeth, author of Flower Child, Black Widow, and Refracted, Barbary Chaapel, author of Estuary, No Name Harbor and Journey of the Snow Goose, Tracy Fabre author of Evan's Castle, Reasons, Sending Rupert Home and Callie By The Bay and Douglas J. Westberg author of The Depressed Guy's Book of Wisdom.
They and others of equal ability are bringing you the experience of...

Twisted Shorties.

Editor in Chief: Pam Brittain
Formatted and Published by A. F. Stewart
Edited by:
Len Maxwell
John Beck
Greg Schiller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044937604
Publisher:
A. F. Stewart
Publication date:
09/03/2012
Series:
Twisted Shorties
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
397,727
File size:
325 KB

Meet the Author

A. F. Stewart is from Nova Scotia, Canada, is fond of good books (especially science fiction/fantasy), action movies, and oil painting as a hobby. Ms. Stewart has been writing for several years, her main focus being in the fantasy genre. She also has a great interest in history and mythology, often working those themes into her books and stories. To date she has authored and published several short novels, collections of poetry and short fiction and non-fiction entertainment guides. Her most well-known books are the Killers and Demons series, Ruined City and Chronicles of the Undead.

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Twisted Shorties 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very interesting! Sharonlee
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly fun and filled with fun surprises. I’m one of the authors, a minor player, a face hiding in the crowd in this collection of FREE short pieces. Poetry, humor, romance, science fiction and wondrous scares abound. But I put off reading this, didn’t want to have to write a review because… well, first, how do you review something that includes your own work, and second, how could I stand to be the first not to give a five-star rating? After all, I could hardly claim perfection for something that includes my own words. But I am a very small bit-player here… what of the rest? So yes, it gets five stars in spite of me. Twisted Shorties is free and would still be really good value if you had to pay for it. The pieces really are good—quick short reads filled with passion, plot, laugh-out-loud hilarity and haunting pain. They’re neatly collected so you can read by author or by theme (thank you A. F. Stewart!). They’re so varied everyone will find something to enjoy. They’re so well organized you’ll contentedly keep reading from beginning to end, and so short you’ll have no problem finishing something then stopping to go shopping or answer the phone. The collection starts beautifully with Alice Grimes’ lovely poem, Salt Covenant. R. C. Larham trips over miracles. John Beck delights in metaphor. And the world suddenly turns with A. F. Stewart’s trademark swiftly drawn and fully imagined worlds. But there’s more… An upward moving elevator (Len Maxwell), entrancing exerpts from Patricia Gilliam’s Hannaria series, Ms. Lee P.’s Steampunk Grandma and Lord Gregory’s thought-provoking insanity. Then there’s Doug Westberg’s spoonerisms, magical children’s stories, Jax’s Practical Pig, Christmas, Terry McDermot’s wise animal capers, Greg Schiller’s biting social commentary told with his equally biting humor. Indeed, there are too many authors to mention. Too many favorites to list. Does Hell have a “municipal code”? If so, perhaps I’ll violate its laws in rating this, but it’s going to get a five for all that I’m in it, simply because it deserves it. Just don’t go looking for my name—my pieces really are small fry in this wonderful pond. Disclosure: It’s free. I bought it. I loved it. I read it so I reviewed it.