Book review: From Light to Dark and Back Again

Last year at Swanwick, I had the pleasure of meeting Allison Symes, and now I am having the pleasure of reviewing her collection of, as she puts it: very short stories to suit every mood.

from light

And they definitely do that.

There’s a clever twist to many of the stories, plenty of which make you stop and think twice, often reading them twice, like you would a poem, to really savour them and get the full picture.

Whether a tooth fairy determined to get her just reward, or a neighbour with a cunning plan to save kittens from a terrible fate, the range of characters really stand out – not easy in such a limited word count.

But each tale is fully self-contained; the perfect collection to dip in and out of, which is what I’ve been doing. As an avid reader, but one who has struggled to complete any fiction in over a year, flash fiction is excellent. This is a collection I’ve really enjoyed.

Allison’s collection can be found on Amazon here.

Find out more about Allison and her writing online at her website here.




Posted on March 22, 2017, in Book review, Review, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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