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This made my day: a 5-star review of ‘Odin’s Eye’

Maria Haskins

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One of this writer’s strengths is that she is able to describe something so succinctly and with such precision that everything she writes becomes a picture in the mind of the reader. Her stories show a deep understanding of the human condition. [ —— ]

All of the stories transported me to different times and strange new worlds and each one contains insightful observations about life and people. The stand out story for me was ‘Lost and Found’, a tale about an astronaut, who is the only survivor after a crash, waiting to be rescued. That one is just perfect, in my opinion. It would make a great movie or short film. [ —— ]
All the stories are brilliant and I’m glad to have discovered such a talented writer.

Take a trip into the future with these twelve short stories. You won’t be disappointed.

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A short story anthology to capture the imagination – TRIPTYCHS (Mind’s Eye Series)

Maria Haskins

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Short story anthologies are a wonderful way to sample the work of different authors, and find new favourite writers in the process. Triptychs is a great example of this. This anthology contains 20 short stories, 4 poems, and 8 original photographs, and the idea behind the anthology is just a bit different than your usual short story collection. Each photo in the book was given to three different writers. Each writer then wrote a short story or poem inspired by that photo, meaning that the reader gets to see how one image can spark three very different stories. It’s a fascinating way to fire up the imagination of the writers, and the results are both interesting and entertaining.

The short stories cover a range of genres: there are tales of horror and crime and vampires, as well as romance and fantasy. All the stories and poems are well-written, and each one has something special…

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A short story anthology to capture the imagination – TRIPTYCHS (Mind’s Eye Series)

A short story anthology to capture the imagination – TRIPTYCHS (Mind’s Eye Series).  Thank you!

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Triptychs: The third book in the Mind’s Eye series.

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In this, the third book in the Mind’s Eye series, we see a slight change of format. This time, instead of two writers responding to a previously unseen photograph, three authors are involved each time. This makes Triptychs an ideal opportunity to become familiar with the work of different, but equally talented authors.

As before, the photographs were provided by Martin David Porter and Helle Gade. The latter and Ben Ditmars contributed poetry, while short stories were written by Jason McIntyre, J.Michael Radcliffe, Maria Savva, Darcia Helle, Jay Finn, Eden Baylee, Lisette Brody, Marc Nash, Julie Elizabeth Powell and Geoffrey David West.

A variety of genres are represented in this excellent book. There is fantasy, horror, contemporary fiction, as well as poetry.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this wonderful variety of short works and it has certainly whetted my appetite to read more by these writers. I’m looking forward to buying…

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