Title: Full of Choices
Author;: Michael Twist
Format: Paperback and eBook
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Short Stories
Series: Twist’s Tales, Volume 2
Best Read in Order: Not Required
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About the Book:
Volume Two of Twist’s Tales focuses on the impact of decisions we make. Many of the stories feature choices or dilemmas in the midst of all that the human condition throws our way. Vol. Two features Tallahatchie RiverFest William Faulkner Literary Award winner “Ties That Bind” as well as Quid Novi Literary Prize winner “Americans Do Love Their Cars.” Also featured is Writers’ Journal Award winner “Nearly Perfect.”
Few short story authors create stories that are consistently full of food for thought, or have characters that are facing difficulties or choices that stay with you as well as Michael Twist has managed. Each of his collections has become my favorite of the moment, yet each has a story that has stuck with me to be pondered later. This collection is no different with fifteen stories that highlight the everyday choices, and perhaps the not so, that will have an effect on the life lived at the moment, if not longer.
I can’t say enough about this author’s work: full of instantly accessible ideas and thoughts the stories marinate and will present you with many more ideas later on. While I won’t highlight one particular story as the ‘must read’, each reader will find that story that speaks louder to them at the moment they read i. Beware though, these collections are addictive and you will find yourself reaching for them over and over again when you have a moment and a taste for something different.
I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author: After eighteen years of teaching literature Michael Twist decided to try his hand at writing some of his own. Always fascinated by human nature, Michael’s stories often focus on the decisions people make and the internal conflicts they experience in doing so.
Michael’s short story Ties That Bind won the 2011 William Faulkner Riverfest Literary Competition. His short story Americans Do Love Their Cars won the 2011 Quid Novi Festival Writing Contest. Also in 2011, Michael placed second in the Writers’ Journal, Write to Win Contest with his short story Nearly Perfect. In 2012 Michael placed two stories (Tea in Chesapeake and Dear John) in the finals of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network as well as making the finals in the Press 53 Open Awards Competition with his short story Out on a Limb. His micro-fiction has been short-listed numerous times in the Flash 500 competitions.