Dark & Fluffy: Volume II
by Janet Stock
Following on from Dark & Fluffy, this collection is a further nine short fiction pieces. The title Dark & Fluffy II, reflects the general styles of the stories/prose in the book. Some are a bit darker, and may be a bit uncomfortable to read, Death by Testing and The Broken Arrangement fall into this category. Others are happier, feel good pieces like The Disney Club. Whatever your preference, I’m sure you’ll find something that will grab your attention.
Dark and Fluffy Volume II is an enjoyable, eclectic collection of short stories. As the title suggests, some of the stories are dark, like the Man Across the Street, and some are quite light, like The Disney Club.
I really liked the explanations at the beginning of each story that explains the story and even how she got the idea of each one. Each one is well-written. One of my favorite stories is the Queens of England. It is an alternative history story…what if Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots actually ruled England together?
I did wish that the stories were just a bit longer. However, each one is very well done, and they show how very creative the author is. I would definitely read one of her other collections!
I am married with one teenage son and have always been a keen reader and writer since being young. I was born in Lancashire but have lived in Lincoln for over 30 years.
Several years ago I decided to take my writing seriously. I completed an OU course in creative writing and a Writers Bureau course. Initially I concentrated on short story writing, and when I turned fifty this year, I self-published my first book, Dark and Fluffy.
I love writing short stories, but my main goal is to have a novel published. Ten years ago, I started the first book of a trilogy of novels called The Little Servant (The Wait’s Son). I am still working on this, but now I have a serious intent to get this finished this year.
My favourite genre is medieval fiction, Bernard Cornwell is my favourite author. I also like to read Edward Rutherford, Stephen King, and Dean Coontz.
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