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Through Button Eyes: A Collection of Short Fiction
The Placer Gold Writers have written a collection of fifteen previously unpublished short fiction stories that will most assuredly take readers on a thrilling emotional roller coaster ride. This exciting anthology embraces a spectrum of genres: literary fiction, romantic suspense, fantasy, swashbuckling, action/adventure, memoir, dystopia, coming of age, science fiction, t ...more
Published December 5th 2016 by Placer Gold Writers Ink
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I keep Through Button Eyes by my bed. Curling up with this anthology takes me places I haven't been with characters who never fail to surprise and delight and set me to wondering as I drift off to sleep. The stories are united by a simple button. If you have a collection of buttons in your possession, the next time you open up the box, you might see these utilitarian objects in a different light. They're like seeds in a garden that spring to life.
This was my first time reading short stories and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I tend to gravitate toward action packed books that are in the sci-fi or dystopian genres. What I loved about "Through Button Eyes, a Collection of Short Fiction" was that I had the opportunity to read genres I would not normally pick up. The stories are short, so if the genre was not what you typically read and you don't like it, no harm done. However, if you did like it, then you have broadened your horizons to enjoy new ...more
Jan 14, 2017 Patrick Witz rated it it was amazing · (Review from the author)
May 2017: Out of over 5000 U.S. and International book entries, "Through Button Eyes, A Collection of Short Fiction" was selected as one of the five "Finalists" in the Anthology Division of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).
I enjoyed reading this book, particularly because I knew 2 of the authors of this collection of short stories. Although the stories were all very different, they were threaded together by the inclusion of a button in each story. Some of the stories were funny, others poignant and many were surprising with unexpected plot twists. I applaud these local authors for rising to the challenge to write stories revolving around a small everyday object and creating interesting and varied stories and for d ...more
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Patrick Witz has from his youth always been fascinated with science, strange discoveries, technology, earth and other worldly places presented in National Geographic and Popular Mechanics. He is a steadfast believer that knowledge and imagination are a powerful combination and readily admits he will forever be a student of the arts, be it creative writing, photograph, or any other artistic interes ...more