Review of More Glimpses by Hugh Roberts #Shortstories #Collection
Do you believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden? Or know the real truth about what lurks inside every mobile phone? Would you steal items from a blind person, or send your neighbours on a time travelling adventure fraught with danger and menace to save the human race from a bug? How about staying in a sleepy village where many murders have taken place or coming to the aid of royalty while out shopping?
These are just some of the subjects covered in the second collection of short stories and flash fiction from author and writer, Hugh W. Roberts.
‘More Glimpses’ gives the reader an opportunity to take a peek into the lives of normal, everyday people whose lives are all on a path full of twists, turns and unexpected endings. However, it’s not only about the humans; nothing escapes the extraordinary journeys Hugh has planned for you. If you are a lover of shows such as ‘Black Mirror’ or ‘The Twilight Zone’ then you’re in for another exciting trip in this second collection from Hugh. Come and meet the characters who had no idea their lives were about to be turned upside-down. Enjoy the ride!
“Hugh W. Roberts is back with More…Glimpses, that is! This is his second collection of short stories showcasing the dark and somewhat twisted mind of humankind. Roberts’ witty imagination, coupled with his love of stories from The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, crafts 32 more tales of dark humour and hair-raising tales in a variety of genres, some a short read, others a little longer to get your heart racing! In every case, just when you think you’ve got the tale figured out, Roberts drops in a completely unexpected ending that may make you jump, laugh or even ponder your use of technology! The Tunnel, Baby Talk, Floral Hall and The Right Choice were my favourites!” – Terri Webster Schrandt, Writer and Blogger.
Thank you to Hugh for my copy in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.
I really enjoyed More Glimpses, so much so that I felt a desire to perhaps complete my own short story collection one day.
Well done to Hugh Roberts he’s done it again!
I’ve also read his first collection which I reviewed here: https://mjmallon.com/2017/01/04/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-glimpses-by-hugh-w-roberts/
More Glimpses is an excellent compilation of short stories with something for everyone. Short stories and flash fiction isn’t an easy option by any means. Short story authors have the difficult task of encapsulating plot, drama and characterisation into such a short space and Hugh Roberts does this so well.
The Whistle – a tear jerker drama war story.
The Right Choice – science fiction – (think extreme gameshows!)
The Door, paranormal.
And – Fairies At The Bottom of The Garden – fantasy!
My rating: 4.5 stars.
Have you read More Glimpses? Please do comment…
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