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Saturday, February 18, 2012

WRITERS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD Edited by Sassy Brit and C. C. Bye

The most dangerous rule-wreckers from Alternative-Read.com
Chase Enterprises Publishing
Ontario, Canada
Genre: Fictional Short Stories
Rating: Very good
ISBN: 9780978177447, $23.35, 312 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:

“We took away the rules and let them write whatever the hell they liked: This is what we got, and there’s more inside...”

Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road, an intriguing title with an artistically dramatic cover, is a collection of 18 eclectic, short stories, some with an erotica orientation: Hold-up by Lucille P. Robinson, Judgement Day by Angelika Devlyn, For Art’s Sake by Elizabeth Coldwell, Simon Seeks by Nathan I. Yocum, The Barefoot Hero by Tim Fleming, The Cenotaph by Casey Wolf, Take Two by Kit St. Germain, The Journey by Megan Johns, Triona’s Beans by Casey Wolf and Paivi Kuosmanen, THE MEAL by Mike Brecon, Seven Deadly Sins by Karen Cote, The Smile in Her Eyes by John B. Rosenman, Slumfairy by Tonya R. Moore, New Leaf by Megan Johns, Man Slaughter by Lucille P. Robinson, Pronghorns by Casey Wolf, FRAME OF REFERENCE by Mike Brecon, and Malpas by Marion Webb-De Sisto.

The editing by Sassy Brit and C.C. Bye is excellent, and the entire presentation is beautifully professional. If you like the short-story genre and want something unique and innovative, you might consider this read. My personal favorite was Malpas, a novella, by Marion Webb-De Sisto, an erotica beauty and beast.

Kaye Trout 2/18/2012