|About the Book|
Fall - for some a word that denotes the time of year when trees shed their leaves, for others a season that passes with pain - a fall from a roof - a fall from grace- whilst even others embrace a time of joy – falling in love. So time passes...MoreFall - for some a word that denotes the time of year when trees shed their leaves, for others a season that passes with pain - a fall from a roof - a fall from grace- whilst even others embrace a time of joy – falling in love. So time passes... falling from season to season, embracing the emotions of our existence - pain, healing, love, joy, maturity, until in the footfalls of those who have gone before us, together with the world we live in, we enter the autumn of life...This collection of short stories will give you the chance to get acquainted with 16 of the best short stories among almost 200 submitted to the first contest organized by Almond Press, all chosen for their intellectual and emotional appeal. International in scope, this collection represents the richness and variety of the human condition in a profound, and at times provocative way. Each of the 16 authors in this collection represents a different writing style, a different approach to storytelling, and an original interpretation of the theme.The collection includes:Carrier - by Samuel Dodson - A childs home is threatened by an outbreak of a terrible disease.Two Esthers - by Corrina Austin - The daughter of a rigid-minded minister discovers first-hand that God does move in mysterious ways.La Morte de La Résistance - by Holly Ice - Toms joins a dangerous group to gift his child with creativity in a world where all art is illegal and The Soap has taken over creative industries, and minds, by force.Top of the World -by Patricia Priboloca - A popstar terrified of falling from the top starts to lose his grip on reality, only to realise that his delusion might be more real than he thought.After Spring Comes the Fall - by Javier Moyano Pérez - Randal Waites cannot look at himself in the mirror. The best moments of his life are long time gone and has realised that he is not the man that we wanted to be.Fear of Falling - by Adrian Hallchurch - When two walkers cant find their way off a mountain, their friendship is stretched too far.The Dreamer and The Dreamed - by Michael Rumery - . Severe malaria attack caused my fevered brain to see visions of the past. Suddenly a flash of reflected light warned of approaching enemy. Slapped back to reality, just in time, I pulled the trigger. Mayan warriors attacked by Aztecs.Impenetrability - by Adam Ley-Lange - Some eggs are unique, and some people will fight very hard to make sure these eggs are not cracked to make an omelette.Fall - by Elizabeth Richards - What goes through a falling mans brain shortly before the ground?Vague In Conversation - by Mahalia Solages - Follows a young womans choices while being detained a Haitian prison.Dark River - by Thomas Brown - A man in the fall of his life is drawn back to a river, where he reflects on his life and the places it has led him.Joint Account - by Neal Mason - Someones lying about a crime - but who?Watching the Falling Leaves - by Hannah Lavery - A new mother struggles to find meaning whilst in the grip of an isolating and alienating post natal depression, can she still trust herself to know what is true?