by Judy Croome
Genres: Short Story
Published by: Aztar Press
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
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“The promise implicit in an anthology is that it aspires to present something different, unexpected” Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories)
From the classical form of ‘The Weight of a Feather’, first published by The Huffington Post (2013), to the suggestive allegory of ‘The Leopard and The Lizard’, this collection of short stories by South African author Judy Croome is an ideal mix of the familiar and the startling.
These vibrant slices of life testify to the mysterious and luminous resources of the human spirit. Whether feeling the harrowing emotion in ‘The Last Sacrifice’ or the jauntiness of ‘Jannie Vermaak’s New Bicycle’, the reader will delight in a plethora of stories that cross boundaries to both challenge and entertain with their variety.
If you like short stories then you will love The Weight of a Feather and Other Stories, It is jam packed with a total of 45 short stories and each are completely different from each other. There are several stories that really got to me and I find myself thinking about them for time to time.
Most of my reading is done in bed for around half an hour, with this book I could read a lot of these short stories in that time and I could finish the story before sleeping so it didn’t play on my mind about what happened next.