I am always drawn to short stories. They are gems of storytelling. It gives me great pleasure to draw your attention to a collection of seven of such gems in my friend, Alex Raphael’s new book: Illusions, Delusions available in print or digital version on Amazon and Amazon UK.
Each of these stories is completely different in style from one another, showcasing Alex’s broad range in writing and imagination. Additionally, each tale will incite you to think deeply, look beyond the surface of the story and ask yourself the questions subtly raised within the narrative. What would you do? How would you answer?
This is Alex’s second book, after his debut: The Summer of Madness, which you should also check out if you haven’t already. He works as a journalist and copy editor and lives in London and is a wonderfully talented writer and blogger. Make sure to go visit him here.
Oh and one more thing…. I had the pleasure and privilege of doing the artwork for his book cover and profile picture:
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than reading a good story. Even more so when it is written by a friend and fellow blogger.
The Summer Of Madness is the story of a young man trying to win back the girlfriend he took for granted. Oblivious to her needs while they were together, he is devastated when she abruptly leaves. He tries everything –from small to large but to no avail. His last desperate attempt is a grand gesture, the most public of displays and if this doesn’t work then he knows it’s truly over. And that is as much as I’ll say about the story itself so I don’t spoil it!
Alex has written a delightful, engaging story. Whether you hope for reconciliation between the two estranged lovers or you find yourself hoping for a different outcome, I have no doubt you’ll become invested in the characters Alex has written. This 27 page short story is Alex’s first published work. With The Summer Of Madness as a debut, I can only expect great things going forward.
The Summer Of Madness is available on Amazon and can be purchased in both paper and electronic format. And be sure to visit Alex’s Blog and say hello!