Bruce Erasmus Review

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Bruce Erasmus Review

A unique book of short stories by the writers at The Story Mint.
Reviewed by Bruce Erasmus, writer, author of Sniper Missions – the Business of War and the War of Business and Former Council Member at New Zealand Society of Authors.

One of the most difficult genres to master is that of the short-story.  One of the challenges is to find your voice.  A group of writers has addressed this challenge by collaborating to create a collection called ‘Everyone has a Story’.   The premise is deceptively simple as it may be described as a relay race. One writer sets the scene and the baton is passed in turn to each of the other writers until the final writer brings the story to its close.  Each of these stories has a different team and so the analogy to a relay race is even more apt as each combination of writers seeks to outdo the others.  No two stories or settings are the same.  Every voice and every combination of voices is different.   The stories range across a wide spectrum of genres, from historical to science fiction.  The strength in this anthology of short stories is that there is literally something for everyone, because, for example, just as you are becoming comfortable with an historical tale, you get catapulted into the occult.  This is a very strong offering that showcases a wide range of skills. I look forward to future anthologies.