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Just what is a short story? Through the prism of seven vastly different and fantastically imaginative forms, Alexander Raphael showcases the opportunities the genre offers. Inspired by writers such as John Updike, James Thurber and Franz Kafka, here are his first set of stories in a wonderfully minimalist yet thought-provoking style.
Kindle Edition, 37 pages
Published October 6th 2019
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Victoria Ray
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great collection!
These stories are clever, humorous, thought-provoking, twisted, and delightful!
The author sets a scene, paints the people with interesting personalities, and introduces a situation which may, or may not, be influenced by the main character...
The story called “Punbelivable” is absolutely awesome! Very creative!
Two last in the collection were sad, wise and hilarious at the same time! Loved also allegorical touch and the work of author with plots, forms/structure and heroes!

I w
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Gabriel Saucedo
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Job, I was delighted reading so clever stories, the use of the words in a sort of double sense is astounding as well as brilliant!
Punbelievable is the one I enjoyed the most, great word games!
Hope
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alexander Raphael is the author who is very conscious of his stories and his own skills.

Illusions, Delusions is a collection of 7 short stories that offers some significant introspective of his private thoughts. He guided readers through his fascinating puzzles leading us to question the perception of reality and change our perspective on life and, to the extent, our dream.

Within Twilight is my favourite story. Beautiful writing with enchanted tale of human nature. The story voiced the author's
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Half-Welsh, half-Mexican and growing up in London, Alex Raphael was surrounded by different influences and interests. But it was always books that spoke to him most and had the greatest impact.

He started writing when at college, where his love of reading evolved into a desire to write, in particular focusing on poetry and short stories. Studying English and American Literature at university meant
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