The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 is galloping ahead, and I’m wiped out visiting all the blogs I possibly can. I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ll be featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Elevator Pitch: Seven well-written and thoughtful short stories by Megan Hamilton– some from the perspective of ‘others’ rather than ‘humans’. They range from the whimsical to the poignant to the mildly philosophical. If there is an underlying theme to the tales, it is that life is both strange and varied, and yet forms a cohesive whole.
Excerpt: From the story Movin’ On:
There are few true obstacles; we hold ourselves back from what we are meant to become.
Bobby couldn’t remember feeling like this ever before – light and airy, no small aches and pains, in fact, nothing at all. It felt good actually, until he saw his body sprawled on the floor of the gym. Then, he noticed the blood, and realized that this was not good at all. He must be injured; the blood was still running from his head. He had to call for help, but there was no one around and he didn’t seem to be able to move very far from his body. He felt sure that this must mean that he was still alive. Weren’t you supposed to move into the light, or something, when you died?
I have confessed my love for short stories time and again on this blog. What do you like more, novels or short stories? Would you buy Hamilton’s collection?