Harables: Short Stories 1

Harables: Short Stories 1

by Haidji


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ISBN-13: 9781507839614
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/08/2015
Series: Harables , #1
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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Piaras More than 1 year ago
“A thought can be, negative or positive, depending on how you feel about it.”... Author, Haidji, writes with a subtle and artistic touch. These short stories are elegantly written, skillfully drawn, almost poetic and yet thought-provoking. Harables: Short Stories 1 is a collection of tales that communicates wisdom and demands reflection. I found myself absorbing the messages imparted rather than just reading for the sake of reading. While I enjoyed reading all of the stories, if I had to pick a favorite it would be ‘The Invisible Girl – a Christmas Tale.’ Not sure why, but it seemed to stay with me more so than the others. This book will take you on an almost mystical journey that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page. A book which has been beautifully written and is ultimately a book you simply can’t put down. There’s an otherworldly and stylish feel to this work. There’s no doubt that this author is uniquely talented and I’ll be looking forward to reading more from her in the future. If you haven’t read this author before, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. This work is fresh, unique and imaginative. These short stories would come highly recommended from me. Five stars.
L-Stopani More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely collection of short stories that has something for everyone who reads them. I like her style of writing makes you think. It lets you use your imagination as you read. And true to its name, the stories have something to teach. Each person will come away with a favorite. I highly recommend this book.
Stephanie Young More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful piece of art from Haidji. These short stories we amazing!! Haidji is a modern day Philosopher! Each story had an amazing meaning behind it. Let your children read this book too. It will teach them about life, and mostly how to love themselves. Do you love yourself? My favorite short story out of the book is The Lake Girl. It is about a girl who thought she was just average. She never thought she was beautiful. She hung around another girl, and thought they were friends. Lisa had a crush on a guy, but her friend went to him first. Her friend had a different boyfriend every other day. When she found out her crush wanted to be with her friend she no longer had a crush on him. He told her that everyone thought she was the most beautiful girl, but she was hard to get to. This story shows us that our inner beauty reflects our beauty on the outside. It teaches that we should not bounce from guy to guy, but that love is more important. I love Haidji's masterpieces.
awinters More than 1 year ago
Harables is a collection of interesting and honest short stories by Haidji. Each story contains meaningful and powerful messages, the central themes being: to not let go of our childish wonder, to be our true selves, and to always look for the good in our selves no matter what. Her writing is incredibly vivid and in many of the stories I was completely swept into the moment, and then left pondering the meaning of each story and how it related to my personal experiences. Haidji's stories are unique, peculiar, alluring, and like nothing I’ve ever read before. I look forward to reading other works by this talented author.
RhapsodicReader More than 1 year ago
Haidji, the author of Suicide Games, combines her flair for philosophy and prose to offer readers a collection of short stories called Harables. I received a paperback copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As the title indicates, Harables are parables; stories that use human characters to convey lessons or principles. Haidji hints at the story that will unfold by prefacing each short story with a quote from the sotry. Not only do these hints give readers a glimpse of what is to come, but they also pique readers' interests to see how the quote fits into the upcoming story. True to the book's summary that promises, "Every reader will have their own favourites..." I have a couple of favorites in this collection: "Freedom" is a story about a young woman, Emma, who is leaving the nest to attend college and is moving into her own place. Being used to living at home, she realizes that she has taken many things for granted: a refrigerator full of food, the presence of her mother and brother, clean clothes. While her mother has provided these a weeks' worth of these things for her, Emma soon realizes that with freedom comes responsibility. Emma's mother anticipates that she may come to this realization a little late, and has left Emma something to help. "The Invisible Girl - A Christmas Tale" is about a 4-year old girl that wants a doll castle for Christmas. She wants to ask Santa for a doll castle; however, her sister wants a doll house. Since her sister feels that Santa will not grant both wishes, she convinces the little girl to sacrifice her wish for a doll castle so that she can have her doll house. The little girl makes Santa an offer that is hard to refuse; she will give up her wish for a doll castle so that her sister can get a doll house for Christmas. Santa grants her sister's wish, and makes a promise of his own to the little girl. I have read collections of short stories before; what I find intriguing about Harables is that Haidji manages to evoke different emotions with each of her stories; some are whimsical, others are hopeful and heartbreaking, and some are intriguing and in-depth. Each story has a different tone, and each story showcases Haidji's rich and evocative writing style. Harables by Haidji is a beautifully written book, and it has a little bit of something for everybody.