Ok so I am not turning this site into a literary review site but my friend Becca Campbell had another story sitting around and she let me read it. I have to think somewhere in my head that it is her way of trying to get me to finish some of my stuff and get it out there. I do have Death With A Vengeance on Amazon.
Anyway I sat down knowing that “Not the Norm” was a short story but I didn’t expect to finish it in one sitting. That said, I was disappointed that it was that short. I liked the story, the initial set up was intriguing and then act one ended. Act two had a really good action scene that ended satisfactorily but then the story was over!
Now I like short fiction. I like to write short stories. I felt that this story was a bit too short. There is so much more in this world that Becca has imagined that this story seemed like the trailer to the blockbuster coming next summer. I would like to know more about the backgrounds of the society where this is set, and then what happens afterward; they can’t just go quietly into the night, they just can’t.
So now comes the part where you decide to go to Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Goodreads (Links coming as they go live) and buy this book. Go and buy it. It is a good little read that gives you a good taste of Becca’s mind and storytelling ability. I really like how she handles the interpersonal relationships in her stories and makes the people seem so real. Most of my stories only have the hero and the dead guys. Even when I have a person relationship they die rather quickly. Becca is really good at keeping people alive and together.