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Michael Forester’s award winning short stories and flash fiction range from fantasy to young love and old fear, Gay & Lesbian to spirituality & religion, metaphor to morals to literary fiction. Always these powerful, highly original tales are gripping and readable, stories that surprise, illuminate engage and enrich. • A man who remembers his birth in terrifying detail • A ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published September 1st 2016 by Pegasus House Publishing
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Janet
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Michael Forester, a writer with a multifaceted way of bringing his message home. Though not properly given the accolade due him, he is an outright winner on his own, an unsung hero whose works more than speak for himself.

His words have the immense capacity to move even the littlest breathing and reading creature while the immeasurable depths of the same, can bring readers into new heights likewise leaving them with a longing for more, not to mention his skill in traversing with his down to eart
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Jacqueline
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing and unusual collection of stories - with equally amazing illustrations for many of them, where the illustration adds to our understanding of the story itself. Several are adult takes on fairy tales we might have known as a child, and others quite chilling tales of unreliable narrators, obsessed protagonists, and love's labours lost! The whole here is definitely greater than the sum of the parts and unlike some short story collections, which I had just dipped into, I read this ...more
Elite Group
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Some of the best short stories I have ever read.

I have read and reviewed Dragonsong, which I absolutely loved so was delighted to receive this selection of short stories from the same author and am even more amazed at his ability to write fiction as well as he can write poetry.

This book contains 30 short stories, some only a page long, others about 10 pages but on so many varied subjects, love, regret, hate, ambition, death, his scope is endless. The author is able to write in many different sty
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Tony Parsons
Sep 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Well I really liked the hand drawn pictures.

Stories I understood: 2, 12, 15, 19, 20, 23 & 26.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. All thoughts & opinions are entirely my own.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. 30 fairly well written different genres short stories (book). They weren’t very easy for me to read/f
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Becky
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I bought this book on a whim from the author at London Film and Comic Con and it was a great decision. Each of these short stories weaves its own complicated, emotional little world.

Many of the stories speak of the complications of interactions between different peoples and colonialism, especially ‘The Shoe Wearers’ and ‘Circling the Moon’. So many also speak of pain and loss, the frailty of the human condition- ‘I’m worried about the spoons’ was beautiful and some of the others just broke my he
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Sean O’Lorey
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I started this book, I didn’t know what to expect. Other than it was a gift from my wife. I started it and enjoyed the twisted short stories, some funnyC some creepy and some very moving.

I enjoy the weird and unusual and this was right up my street. A great mix of stories with a connection at the end.

If you get a chance to read this, do it, you won’t regret it.
Therese
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
A selection of short stories venturing into disrupted minds. Some tales rather chilling. Well written with broad use of unusual vocabulary.
Jonathan
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think that this book in interesting just like the tittle Goblin child.. i want to read this one
Victoria G. Smith
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Michael Forester has an uncanny way of drawing readers to worlds they may not normally inhabit and then enable them to experience--first, curiosity, then empathy for the characters, followed by surprise, and finally, delight and a sense of wonder--the marks of true literary craftsmanship! These stories are eclectic in subject matter and points of view, held together by a fascinating gossamer thread evoking the mysterious and the mystical reinterpreted for 21st century reading. The illustrations ...more
Barbara McEwen
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a fun little collection of strange stories. While all the stories are different and independent you still get the feeling it is a cohesive collection. I really enjoyed Michael Forester's writing and the illustrations were an enjoyable extra. ...more
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Some are born with silver spoons in their mouths. Michael Forester was born with a pen in his hand.

Of course, it was immediately pinched by his big brother who put it on a shelf too high for him to reach. He got his own back though. He nicked his brother’s abacus and hid behind the sofa with it. Thus his accountancy and entrepreneurial career was born, but always clouded by a nagging suspicion tha
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