Sunday, July 18, 2021

Two Short Stories #26

Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
One of them is a rhyming audiobook adventure and the other one is a romantic suspense short story.

Let's dive right in.

The Candle of Crest
Author: Joe Albanese
Time: 1:49:38

I was so surprised when I started to listen to this book. The whole, almost 2 hour book, is in rhyme! I've written some poems myself and I find it hard to just fill one page with everything in rhyme, let alone a two hour story! Very well done.

The sound effects and voice acting were something that I loved too. This made the story feel like a real adventure.

What I did notice is that sometimes the rhyme aspect made it harder for me to understand the story. In order to make some sentences rhyme you have to write them differently or use words that aren't used as much. That would be the only thing that I can think of, but I feel like that only applies for me since English is not my native language.

Title: Cravings
Author: Scarlett Se Leva
Pages: 21

21 pages, pretty short, but it's a prelude! I did have a lot of questions when the story was over. I don't know if that was on purpose, or to make people curious about the book.

I'm not so sure about the hot and steamy scenes. I felt like it was a bit rushed and some parts felt a bit awkward too with the choice of words.

What I did love where the flashbacks. That way you get more history on the main characters. And I always feel like flashbacks add an extra layer; that's what it also did for this story. And, hey! Flashbacks in a 21-page story is pretty well done!

Both books were fun to read and definitely worth the time.
Did you read any good short stories lately?

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