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Book Review -This is a Good One!

May 1, 2013

I’m not sure how I came to be following Kelcey Parker’s blog.  It was just one of those happy accidents of the internet, I guess.  I bought her book of short stories, “For Sale By Owner,” and I loved it!  I found myself wondering why I’d never gotten into short stories before (I think I’ve read one book of short stories before by Ray Bradbury, and it was probably for an English class).  There’s something so wonderfully refreshing about short stories.  They’re impactful and to the point.  Now, I can’t tell you that I loved every single story she wrote.  One was a little too creepy for my taste and a few were a bit too stream-of-conscious in style.  But some were quite remarkable.  My favorites were Domestic Air Quality and Maugham’s Head.  The great thing about short stories is that if you aren’t loving it, that’s okay because pretty soon you’ll be in an entirely new story.  Reading this book has even inspired me to try my hand at writing a short story, and I have a great idea for one (although it’s still just floating around in my head).  When I have a spare minute (ha ha – what’s that?!) I’ll write it down.  I definitely recommend checking out this book, or another book of short stories you might be interested in.  I think we should all take a minute and read a few short stories!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2013 6:53 am

    I’ve also pondered writing short stories – they seem so much easier to write! Though, I know you have to say a whole lot more in a short amount of space, but seems like a very good writing exercise. I want to read more of them and you’re right, it’s easier to read short snippets than a whole novel. I’ll have to check that blog out, too! Hope you get that story written down.

    • Lisa permalink*
      May 2, 2013 1:52 pm

      I’ll send you this book if you want me to!

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