This is a collection of short stories exploring the absurd.
Most of the short stories contained within this book revolve around central themes. "Everything Changes" is about the vanity of the human condition. "Faking It" takes aim at the absurdity of modern society. And "Beale Street Blues" explores the breakdown of communication within a relationship. These three themes are continously prodded while the reader attempts to understand them.
The exceptions are "Ascension" and "The Worst Date Ever".
"Ascension" is piece of historical fiction, based in Ancient Egypt. And while it doesn't explore the absurdity of modern society, it does exploit some of the absurd notions of even our greatest ancient civilizations.
"The Worst Date Ever" takes the everything terrifying and horrendous about the world of dating and combines them into a comedy of errors.
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About the Author
College showed her that while she could write short stories, novel writing was truly where her heart lay. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in European History with minors in German and Russian Studies. She currently runs her own business.
After years of rejection letters from large publishing companies and literature clearing houses, Hadena self-published her first novel in September 2012. Her second one was published in November of the same year. In retrospect, she is appreciative of the rejection letters, because they taught her where her writing had weaknesses.
Hadena's primary literary genre is action/thriller. She currently writes two series, both use the action/thriller as their first genre. "The Brenna Strachan Series" uses fantasy as its secondary genre and the "Dreams & Reality Series" uses murder mystery as its secondary genre. She continues to explore and expand her genre writing and hopes to soon produce an action/thriller with comedy as a secondary genre.
When she isn't busy writing or running her business, Hadena enjoys playing in a steel-tip dart league. She loves to travel throughout North America and Europe. Her favorite cities to visit are Chicago, Illinois and Berlin, Germany. She is an avid reader, with her favorites being classic literature; Edgar Allen Poe, HP Lovecraft, Gaston LeRoux, and Jane Austen; modern favorites include Clive Barker, James Patterson, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. Her favorite book is "Good Omens" by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett. She writes all of her books while listening to music and the bands tend to get "honorable mentions" within the pages. Some of her favorite bands are Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Rammstein, U2, Marilyn Manson, Oomph!, and Rob Zombie.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a good set of small stories. I enjoyed it .
There is a good mix of stories here. The revenge story "Everything Changes" and the humorous story "The Worst Date Ever" were my favorite. "Ascension" is good, but you have to like historical fiction. Most of the stories can be read in a less than 30 minutes, so it is a good light read when you have a break.