From MAY 25 – 29 this collection of ten-minute short stories and flash fiction will be free to download as a Kindle edition. Many of the stories have had success in writing competitions, and, with around forty entries, it should keep you entertained for some time…
Dare to visit the dark places at the edges of the map, places where you will feel unsettled, and from where characters will follow you, whether you want them to, or not. This collection of stories and flash fiction will take you into the shadows. Don’t get left behind…
‘In this collection of flash fiction and microfiction, Laycock provides a wide variety that will satisfy anyone who loves short stories. Most of the stories are dark, bizarre, and deliciously creepy; a few are lighter but just as captivating.’
‘This book perfectly illustrates my contention that the short story is an art form, and a much-underappreciated one at that.’
‘Laycock’s use of vivid imagery makes the stories an immersive read, and she manages to say a lot with very few words–a truly remarkable accomplishment.’
‘…delighted to have purchased this collection of short stories and flash fiction.’
‘This book was a page turner for me, and kept me reading for longer than intended into the dark hours’
‘… quirky, eerie tales that collude with the darker side of story telling.’
‘…a gamut of emotion…’
‘I have purposefully declined from using the word…twisted, though on the, QT, I think it should be in there somewhere.’
‘This didn’t disappoint!’
‘…all well written & so easy to get into.’
‘The characters and scenery are well presented…allowing the characters to take you on their amazing journey…’
‘My favorites were: The Visitors, a practical joke gone awry; Soul Control, a humorous take on population control in heaven and hell; and Drop-Dead Gorgeous, a twisted tale of an employee at a morgue with a vivid imagination.’
‘…wonderful twists and turns as in Expectations and Cold Comfort. And then the darker tales, The Last Place and Two’s Company, just the thought of that doll, ugh and then the brilliant tale, loved this, Taking Flight. These are a few that stuck in my mind.’
‘Birds…death as a stalker in his personalised black car, really good story.
Cold Comfort…A spooky love story, enjoyed this & could have read a full book about this.
Soul Control…Lucifer & Gabriel, straight away this was a story for me, it was funny & bizarre right up my street, again, BOOK!
A Stitch in Time…an unfinished sampler causes a couple of problems, intriguing story.
Drop Dead Gorgeous…A really creepy story, skin crawling & freaky!’
‘…reading the many stories that make up Minor Discord was a challenge, and it is one that I have enjoyed.’
‘Helen Laycock’s creative talent shines through…; her skills and creativity are to be admired.’
‘…there were times when… I had to pause and re-read simply for the enjoyment of the imagery they conjured (e.g. White Light).’
‘I cannot say which was my favourite – there were too many!’