Like short stories to leave a mark, stay in your mind long after you've finished reading?
These dark, off-kilter tales will worm their way into your thoughts. Will make you laugh, cry, shiver and squirm.
Here, ordinary people lead far from
run-of-the-mill lives, but you'd never guess until you look behind closed doors.
And you'll never look at discarded shoes the same way again...
Dark, sometimes comic tales, Grave Misgivings is a collection
of short stories from the dark side of human nature - ordinary people leading extraordinary, secretive, strange or just downright odd lives. The misfits, outsiders and loners - all with a story to tell, a life to delve into...
Grave Misgivings deals
with everyday madness, love, death and taxidermy - peering through keyholes to allow glimpses of the best, worst and weirdest of human behaviour. Small acts of kindness that bring joy to dull lives, coldness that destroys love, and unexpected encounters with
death are some of the themes in these twisted tales. Nothing's quite what it seems. Beware the sting in these tales.
5 STAR REVIEWS:
Review by: Carol Shoar on May 16, 2015
Definitely weird, bizarre and strange stories.
This author has a great imagination and I liked every story in this book.
Thank you for the free read.
by: C. Bryce on May 14, 2015
WOW. What a great collection of weird and wonderful stories.
I enjoyed every one of them.
Review by:Lorna Smith on May 12, 2015
I found this collection of short stories at another website otherwise I never would have looked for this book.
I agree with the other reviewers, this is a collection of wonderful, bizarre and intriguing
stories. Each is unique and the author is a very talented writer indeed.
Caroline Wood shows great versatility in her writing skills and I do not hesitate in giving this collective works the highest recommendation.
5 stars is too few.
Review by:Trevor Compro on May 10, 2015
Oh yeh, this is the kind of stuff I like. I agree with Linda, bizarre, creepy, scary, twisted.
A great read and plenty of stories, each totally different.
Review by:Linda Arditto on May 05, 2015
Had to write this again as I made a gramma error the first time HaaaHaa.
I've only read half this book but it is enough to be able to leave a review.
A few words come to
mind; bizarre, creepy, scary, twisted, oh I could go on.......
I wish I could write as well as Caroline Wood.
She is an author in the true sense of the word.
They say; 'A professional author is an amateur author who didn't give up.'
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and look forward to reading her other works.
Review by:Frances Clarke on May 04, 2015
These are robust, vivid stories crafted from startling ideas; in Growing Things buried animals are reborn as if they are plants. In Foothold, a woman has hands for feet. Wings – I don’t get the title, but the story is a well-written feast of gothic
sumptuousness and in Shaggy Dog Story a son sends his mother telepathic pictures of what he wants.... the whole collection bristles with surprises and sometimes it's dark and sometimes it's funny - definitely a writer to watch. Highly recommended.
on April 25, 2015
What a great collection of stories, all very different but with a common thread of 'what the...' running through them. Some
you really don't want to read before you go to bed at night, like the title story. Others, like Growing Things, have such wonderful characters, Cobb for instance, that you can't help but become attached to. And if you've ever had to undergo a day's crap training,
and we all have, you'll fall over laughing reading Touchy Feely...well to begin with you will.
by:JMMorris on April 15, 2015
Marvellous stories. I await more.