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Sunday’s haunting “Storytime” by Petteri Hannila #WeeklyShorts Review

Weekly Shorts No.14

Storytime by Petteri Hannila – 99¢

A young man goes to buy flowers for his girlfriend… and makes a mistake he’ll never forget.

A disgruntled man of the old world order can accept it no more. But how far is he willing to go?

Following her grandmother to the shore, a little girl notices that this time, something is different.

An old, haggard man prepares to leave for his final journey.

Eight intriguing stories of mystery, love, horror and action from Petteri Hannila, the author of Fargoer.

AMAZON+GOODREADS

Review

I was caught off guard with Petteri’s collection when I picked it up. His brother approached me after I reached out to a group looking for anthologies and short stories and he let me know it was free this week. When I read the description I was intrigued. curiosity will one day get me in a lot of trouble, be wary if you have me in your survival team during the zombie apocalypse… when I take chances they are usually wild ones. This one, however, paid off in full!

The stories begin with a haunting horror of consequence for actions taken with “Plants”. My question? Did he have a true choice? I do not think so, after you read it, do share and tell me what you think?

“Our time” was a short piece of flash fiction, not the strongest piece in the bunch. More of pinch than a punch but it still had impact. Kind of like a pinch of pepper on top of your salad.

“The Old Man” was sad and haunting. It reminded me of those dark tales of the end of the world. The last man on earth, but was he alone? Or did he choose to be?

“In about Hundred Worlds” surprised me, I had to re-read it and when I did I smiled and giggled a bit. a bit of sci-fi in my literary coffee cup! I love when an author can give me such a treat! This collection was fast becoming such a treat!

I continued to read with continuing oohs and ahhs. A childhood memory, to a little tour in “The Museum”, with “Grandmother” making me smirk and wanting me to try and trick my children and say… “and just who is she.. or what?” and ending with “The Man of The Land” which takes place in a Post-Apocalyptic world with a line it that still haunts me:

After the men had left with Marja, Veikko sat at the table for a long time, gazing into nothingness with empty eyes. His life had crumbled into his hands like a moldy bread and he had done nothing to stop it.”

I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy a nice rich read and do not have time to read a full length novel at the moment. Oh my what a concept! It is after all, a #WeeklyShorts addition! 4/5 stars!

I really am thrilled to have found this author am really excited to find out his debut novel Fargoer will be free the 18th and 19th this week!

Fargoer can be found at:
http://amzn.to/143CkKq (United States)
http://amzn.to/Z2QoC6 (United Kingdom)

Petteri Hannila

A writer from Central Finland, a software designer by day and a dad/husband/dreamer/martial artist by night.

It all began when I was eight years old. I found out that there were books of Tarzan, my childhood hero. My mother started to read them to me, but censored them – all of you who have read them know why. Annoyed by this, I started to read them on my own. Dreams and legends have followed me from those days, as companions on my voyage through life.

Petteri Hannila

From the days of Tarzan, exciting adventures and fantasy stories set in the past and the future have been my interest. Thus, the natural choice for me was to start writing science fiction and fantasy. Some years ago the idea of Fargoer made its way into my consciousness, and it hasn’t loosened its grip of me since.

What’s your #WeeklyShorts?

Weekly ShortsTHE RULES AND GUIDELINES ARE SIMPLE! – My father used to read short stories and anthologies. He never had time to finish books while running a law firm. He taught me the value of a weekend read. It is a story you can read on the weekend which is also short on your wallet!

 Leave a comment with your Weekly Short.

Short stories (Available at Amazon or elsewhere; such as a blog, or your own contribution etc)
Novelette or Novella
Anthology with a bunch of shorts
Post the synopsis, cover (if there is one) and where you can get it
Make it under $3 bucks! (short on your wallet as well as your time!)

 

3 Comments

  1. Great post on a great find! I luv short stories. 🙂 Okay, I love novels too, but shorts can pack a punch in the time it takes you to commute. (Or just that hour in the sun on a bench in the park.
    Very nice post about a good read and in interesting author.

  2. Wonderful. Sounds like a great read. I need to get my shorts mojo back lol

  3. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for spotlighting this. I love short spooky/odd stories. I just hopped over to Amazon and purchased!
    Show me some love!

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