Whortleberry Press anthology Jan.2013. 20 stories. Softcover Reviewed by Steve Johnson.
Another competent anthology from Whortleberry Press. Of the 20 stories I didn’t find any that I considered not worth reading and I liked many of them a good deal. Luck of the Draw was one of my favorites. It was neatly self-contained, good beginning/middle/ending, and the characters were interesting. Who Do I Love was a very good tale, a combination of murder, SF, and psychology. A Shaggy Dog Story made me laugh, (nothing like confounding bureaucrats) particularly the last sentence. Playback too caught me up in plot and characters. And my final favorite was Lyn’s Slightly Potty. She has a habit of using events from her own life that friends can sometimes identify, which always amuses me. The other fifteen stories were all good work and I enjoyed them. Which reminds me, I must go on-line and buy some more of these anthologies for myself. Increasingly I find them worth the money.
Note from Lyn the real life event to which Steve refers is that every so often I go to our local pottery group and pot for an afternoon. However I am not and never have been, a vet.