Author: Demetrius Sherman (Amazon/Goodreads)
Genre: Doesn't fit neatly into an genre
Reading time: about 10 minutes
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
There is a stream of creativity in Demetrius Sherman's "Shooting the Moon and Other Stories" which travels far from story tropes that we're all tired of reading.
From the title story to "Half a Beauty" (my personal favorite) and other places in between, this collection of flash fiction will have at least one story that you will enjoy. The ideas that the stories center on are unique, they are unlike any other plots I've read before. The plot of your favorite story in the collection will stick to the roof of your brain like peanut butter, begging you to contemplate it more.
Without divulging the plots, I can say that the stories have a Brothers Grimm-type of quality to them, as if they were folk tales with a lesson to be gleaned from them. (That is certainly true for "Half a Beauty".) The stories are very short, each can be read in a minute or two, perfect for cramming a read into the spare time between meetings or during a commercial break.
My picks are a collection of reviews from fellow short story authors. I've tried to procure stories from different genres, from a wide variety of authors. Most importantly, you'll know how long it will take you to finish reading them.
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