Adventure. Life. Love.
Fun, feisty, tender and wry: a glittering collection of short stories.
From kick-ass heroines to spacecraft interiors; the heartache of first love to echoes from history; the ordinary pulse of life to a search for the missing; treacherous boyfriends to life’s dilemmas; riots to violent murder.
Original and entertaining: stories that evoke dreams, touch the heart and mind.
Collected together for the first time, these stories have been published in magazines and anthologies across the world.
Available: October 2014
Introduction to Dynamite.
Short stories seem like a spotlight in a cavernous room; ignoring the frame and furnishings of the room but homing in on a forgotten letter, a dusty photograph, a chair by the window, a packed bag or a still body on a bed. The surroundings fade into the background as the mini-world of the story begins to expand, take colour and consequence, fill with noise and action, impel its protagonists through the eye of a needle – transforming, changing or fulfilling them.
Short stories are like drops of water reflecting the ocean they come from: echoing all the genres and themes, excitements and tragedies, doubts and truths the heaviest tomes explore and present.
‘To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.’
From: ‘To See a World’ by William Blake.
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