“A Dark Corner of Paradise” by J.D. Bradley

“A Dark Corner of Paradise” by J.D. Bradley is advertised this way: Poetry and musings from the periphery of the human experience. This is an apt description of what you will find: free-verse poems; witty, dark observations; micro essays about life in the “bad” part of town. … More “A Dark Corner of Paradise” by J.D. Bradley

“Bag O’ Goodies” by Jolly Walker Bittick

A great collection of short stories and poems, this author has touched upon a variety of topics and themes. Calling up emotions and scenes that range from humor to drama; to scary neighbors, cool motorcycles, oddities and jocularities, writer Jolly Walker Bittick should be applauded for his ability to create and compile a menu that will have readers coming back for more. … More “Bag O’ Goodies” by Jolly Walker Bittick

“Chambers of the Heart: Speculative Stories” by B. Morris Allen

Although this heartfelt collection is categorized as “speculative” or abstract fiction, I have to say the author has hit every emotion and done so in such a unique way that I felt as if some stories were pure, factual, truth—truth that resonated to my very core. … More “Chambers of the Heart: Speculative Stories” by B. Morris Allen

“The Inquisition and Other Stories” by Michael Tabor

“The Inquisition and Other Stories” by Michael Tabor is an eclectic collection of masterfully written short stories that derive ideas, style, and taste from a broad range of sources. The entries are diverse, in length and topic, and encompass the ups and downs of everyday life. … More “The Inquisition and Other Stories” by Michael Tabor

“Those Darn Stripes” by Tyrel Nelson

“Those Darn Stripes” is a collection of over twenty-five stories pertaining to the life of a young author. It is a personal view into the mind, heart and soul of a young man, under forty, experiencing the ups-and-downs of life, as well as the unfortunate curves and unfair twists of joy and sadness that fate likes to throw in everyone’s path. … More “Those Darn Stripes” by Tyrel Nelson

“Trenchcoats, Towers, and Trolls” by Rhonda Parrish

When I first picked up “Trenchcoats, Towers, and Trolls,” I was expecting strictly retellings. And there are some great ones in here, including but not limited to Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and Rumplestiltskin. But there are other stories that aren’t based on any particular fairy tale, but more the “ideas” such as the troll under the bridge. And there were still other stories that had more of a fairy tale vibe and the morals that you can find a better place in the world and what not. … More “Trenchcoats, Towers, and Trolls” by Rhonda Parrish