2 short stories by Tony Talbot

PolarCrossing 3 stars

Read in June, 2014

Synopsis: A short story about ghostly encounters in Antarctica.

Bookish Things: 25 pages. The cover is apt, but a little boring.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.96

My review:
Bookshelves: awesome-authors, 3-star-review, indie-authorparanormal

Polar crossing, an endless white nothingness, only four people share this desolate place…or so they think.

What would you do if you started seeing footprints in the snow that you and your party didn’t make?

Creepy much?

The pacing was not as spot on as some of Tony’s other work, but it kept me reading.

Given the length you don’t get much in the way of character development, but just enough to start seeing the characters.

Perhaps because I recently read ‘Out if step’ I wasn’t as surprised by the twist in the end.

An interesting short story that will send a chill racing up your spine.

A couple of things I noticed:
He mentions five people in total on Antarctica, but then at 21% there’s only four people in the tent.

52% – …down out (our) fabric walls.

3 stars

Synopsis: Short story about a ghostly Victorian encounter in Cornwall with a boy who wasn’t there…

Bookish things: Only 9 pages, this one is a quick tale.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.90.

My review: 
Bookshelves: awesome-authors, 3-star-review, historical-fiction,indie-author, paranormal

A very short tale set in Cornwall, The boy on the bridge didn’t leave enough to the readers imagination. I would have left the ending a little more open…

The descriptions were rich, especially around clothing and environment. This allowed for a strong setting in a few sentences, some authors struggle with that in half a novel.

Certainly an interesting read for those who would like a super quick story about ghosts.


5 thoughts on “2 short stories by Tony Talbot

  1. I love the fact that it’s okay to publish short stories. What a great idea 😀

  2. I’m working on it this weekend! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the reviews!

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