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From the author of Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles comes a collection of 16 short stories, full of the rich prose and plot twists that have become Destefano’s trademark. Written to keep you reading all night long, this combination of short stories and flash fiction contains a ghost story, a werewolf story, and a science fiction story, as well as two stories that ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 70 pages
Published May 27th 2012 by Merrie Destefano
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Carien
Jun 18, 2012 Carien rated it it was amazing
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Ok.... There are now two authors who made me cry over a flower:
H.C. Anderson and Merrie Destefano!

Seriously:
This collection of short stories is absolutely wonderful.

Destefano's writing is beautiful and poetic and fit the almost dreamlike stories in this collection perfectly.

The stories range from touching to creepy and from beautiful to disturbing.

The first couple of stories are short stories: rounded and complete. In the Garden and Waiting for Midnight were my favorites of these stories. In th
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Becca
May 31, 2012 Becca rated it it was amazing
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Waiting for Midnight by Merrie Destefano is my favorite collection of short stories that I’ve read. Each story was unique, was told well, and had a satisfying ending. The collection consists of six short stories, two stories told in three acts, and eight flash fiction stories.

“Dog Boy,” the first of the short stories, tells the tale of a werewolf and of a priest’s struggle for redemption. The imagery makes you feel like you’re right there with the characters.

“In the Garden” is probably my favori
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Brenda
Jul 01, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Merrie Destefano has a beautiful, compelling writing style that makes me feel as if I've been transported to the world she's describing in her stories. Waiting for Midnight is a collection of Ms. Destefano's short stories and flash fiction. Each story is a peek into her amazing imagination. She somehow combines the beautiful with the eerie. Sometimes her words make me shiver. Sometimes they make me sad. Other times they surprise me and make me smile. If you like Melissa Marr, Karen Mahoney, or ...more
Jane
Jul 03, 2012 Jane rated it it was amazing
Merrie Destefano unveils an astounding range of genres in this short story collection. I expected the urban fantasy, but the science fiction and un-catagorizable (is that a word?) In The Garden, told from the point of view of a flower, were also perfectly realized.
Usually I'm not a fan of short stories because they are, well, short. However, Merrie's little stories are so densely packed with lush worlds and solid characters that I felt satisfied when done. Even her one-page or less flash fiction
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Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 14, 2013 Dark Faerie Tales rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Series of short stories with a horror or paranormal slant.

Opening Sentence: During the day, he slept amidst rubble and grass, hidden from view, partially because his skin was now the color of dirt.

The Review:

Short stories are a challenge and most struggle to write an ok story while others seem to have a gift that allows them to capture a scene or scenes and tell a story in a couple of pages. The perfect example of this are the timeless work
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Sharon
Jul 05, 2012 Sharon rated it really liked it
This is a collection of dark and melancholy stories. What I found interesting was the different points of view in the stories; they aren’t the normal kind. I can’t tell you about them because discovering who or what is telling the story is part of the experience. I wouldn’t call it horror, but it does take you to some dark places of the human mind and soul.

I really enjoyed the short stories featuring the heroes from Merrie's two novels, Afterlife and Feast. "Learning to Hunt" shows Ash, the hero
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Patricia Lynne
Oct 31, 2012 Patricia Lynne rated it really liked it
Waiting For Midnight is a collection of short stories and flash fiction. Not all had paranormal elements, and some had fantasy elements, but each little story was beautifully written. My favorite was Dog Boy - a little werewolf tale. The twist at the end was a nice surprise that had me hoping Dog Boy would survive. There was a cute fantasy story where the main character was a flower in a flower bed. That was fun and had a great sense of imagination. Another was a sci-fi story. It was a little ...more
Mel
Jun 14, 2012 Mel rated it really liked it
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This is an intriguing collection of stories. There are some flash fictions which are very short but do tend to raise a question or two and leave you wondering. The longer stories though are more satisfying. My favourite is In The Garden which is a very different look at what happens in a garden and is a story I’ve been thinking about ever since. In fact I felt like that was a real strength of these stories – looking at something that was familiar but giving it a twist – like looking at the world ...more
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Strangely good

Full review:
Merrie is great at making me totally confused about her stories. So much so that it feels like a puzzle to me that I have to figure out and I can't put the book down until I get to the end.

Waiting for Midnight is the same, but in short story form. If you are looking for some great short stories that will leave you wanting to know more you need to pick up a copy of Waiting for Midnight.


Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest r
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Jasmyn
May 01, 2013 Jasmyn rated it liked it
A mix of short stories and flash fiction. I really enjoyed The Garden, but some of the others fell pretty flat. It would be a great book to read a quick story every now and then.
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