Leaving Home by Melinda Brasher

Leaving Home by Melinda Brasher

Another spotlight brought courtesy of the Goodreads Group My Big Fat Indie Book Gang…. and this week I bring you another short story collection…

Book Review:
The 20 entries in this collection are varied in their approach and content: while some are brief 400-ish word flash fiction pieces, others have the more traditional length and approach of a short story.  With all the themes dealing with travel: be it a conversation during, remembrances of, love lost or found, or even little vignettes that describe and define a place, Melinda Brasher has built a collection that is both well-written and engaging to read.

Perfect bite-sized moments that develop a complete thought and feel, these twenty stories are easy to read in little moments when you have the time, or all at once.  That’s the joy of short fiction, you can read and re-read in moments when a longer novel would not be possible, and you don’t have to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of the people around you to enjoy a getaway.

Each story presents its own feel and presentation of situations that allows them to feel familiar, even as the surroundings or situation may be new, and the quality writing that utilizes each word to its best advantage certainly makes this a collection worth noticing.

Leaving Home by Melinda Brasher

Title: Leaving Home
Author: Melinda Brasher
Published by: Self-Published
Source: Author
Pages: 74
Rated: four-stars
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A train breaks down in the snowy Polish countryside. The jungle awakens. A young father leaves town. Fairy godmother magic comes from an unexpected source. A blackmailer makes a mistake.

Enjoy these and more in this collection of twenty short stories, flash fiction, and travel essays.

A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About Melinda Brasher

Melinda Brasher spends her time writing fiction, traveling, and teaching English as a second language in places like Poland, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Arizona. Her talents include navigating by old-fashioned map, combining up to three languages in a single incomprehensible sentence, and dealing cards really, really fast. Her short fiction and travel writing appear in Ellipsis Literature and Art, Enchanted Conversation, Go Nomad, International Living, and others.

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