Category: Short Story

Thoughts: Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain

  Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 37 Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven is a satire of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward’s The Gates Ajar, which was published in 1868 and became… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain”

Review: Claiming One by E.J. Runyon

Claiming One by R.J. Runyon Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 23 Full Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Inspired Quill, with whom I have a working relationship; however, I was not in any way involved in the… Continue Reading “Review: Claiming One by E.J. Runyon”

Review: The Haunted House by Charles Dickens

The Haunted House by Charles Dickens Final Verdict: 2.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 24 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens is actually a compilation work, with contributions from Hesba Stretton, George Augustus Sala, Adelaide Anne Procter, Wilkie… Continue Reading “Review: The Haunted House by Charles Dickens”

Review: Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain

Who is Mark Twain? By Mark Twain Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 14 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impacful Who is Mark Twain? is a collection of short stories, essays and letters, published posthumously by Twain’s editors.  It encompasses a… Continue Reading “Review: Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain”

Review: Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser

Summary: Steven Millhauser’s Dangerous Laughter is a collection of 13 short stories, separated into 3 “categories” or “studies:” 1) Vanishing Acts 2) Impossible Architecture and 3) Heretical Histories.  The collection also begins with a short story called “Cat and Mouse,” which Millhauser classifies as… Continue Reading “Review: Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser”