Today I am happy to introduce you to Tales of Our Write Side. Our Write Side is an interesting new small publisher and I am honored to be reviewing their books over the coming months.
Short story anthology- but there is also a play and some poetry. It is quite eclectic.
From Lewis Carroll and Shakespeare to tales that will keep you up at night, make you cry, and touch your heart comes Tales from Our Write Side, OWS Ink’s debut anthology with 17 authors sharing 17 stories, 2 poems, and one creative screenplay.
This is an interesting collection by several writers with varying stories. Most were winter-themed which seemed to be part of a writing challenge. Some were a bit heavy with their treatment, but if it hadn’t been in this anthology I don’t think it would have been as noticeable. There were some clever stories in the mix, but my favorite had to be Summer’s Folly by Katheryn J. Avila. I want to read the book this story deserves to develop into!
Then there was a section of dark fiction and try as I might, I couldn’t pick a favorite. They were all SO GOOD, which really set me in the mood for Halloween! The third section was YA, which was ok but not really my cup of tea. The 4th section was kind of a grab bag of stories that didn’t really fit into the other sections. These were a bit off-putting being read back to back as they didn’t really flow. So I stopped and just read one story each night.
Man, some of those stories were amazing. Angel Hands by Wendy Strain made me ball! Patterns by Katheryn J. Avila gave me chills. Another story I want to see the book for! And Portentous Passenger by David Wiley was a delight. I really want to see where that story goes.
This anthology was a great chance to see a host of writers share their works, and I found more than a few that I plan to keep my eyes on! If you’re a fan of anthologies and like a mix of genres, I am sure you’ll find a few favorites as well.
Until Next Time,
**** As of March, 2020 this book has been removed from all sales locations.