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Monday, March 16, 2009

Short Story Collection Earns Five-Star Reviews

In All Probability: A collection of short stories
By Steve Morris
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing (1 Feb 2009)
ISBN-10: 1905809433
ISBN-13: 978-1905809431
Genre : Fiction : Short Stories

Morris's first collection is well worth a read. Silky little belters at the start such as "Dead-Eye", "Lightning Strikes Twice" and "My tune" live off their late probability twists. More mainstream tales appear alongside quite bizarre offerings like the sci-fi based stories "Winston Churchill" and "If I could bottle it". It includes some retro-twisters that just "fill in" but I particularly rate Morris's darker "Progress" and the graphic "Revenge on a plate". It made me think.....
Recommended, and I hope to read more of his stuff

Reviewed by Dellboy
Rating 5 stars


In all probability . . . one of the best collections of short stories I've ever read! Really likely characters and situations with which we can all draw parallels. A fantastic introduction to this talented author. When's the next volume Mr Morris?!

Reviewed by Miss K Hindley for
Rating 5 stars

From the Author:

This book deliberately contains no heroes. The world does not revolve around heroes. It revolves around real people who sometimes find themselves in amazing situations. When we sympathise with the characters within these stories and with the ways that fate deals with them, we sympathise with ourselves. Some of the characters and events in these stories are based on real people and situations the author met along his way.

An assassin with a unique technique, an almost-was soccer star and a bitter long-forgotten one-hit-wonder pop star are just a few of the random characters who turn up within the stories in this book. Each are lovable in their own different ways and are doing their very best to dodge Lady Luck's sadistic target practice. Heroes they are not. And do they all live happily ever after? In all probability- probably not.

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