Saturday, May 30, 2015
Saturday Shorts: Isolation
Introduction to Isolation
by Claus Holm
$.99 Kindle version
Introduction to Isolation is a collection of four short stories with the common theme of being stuck somewhere. Perfect for readers that have less than an hour of free time.
Remember how boring it was to be stuck in a classroom all day? Imagine being held prisoner by soldiers, afraid to leave your desk. Afraid to fly? Some people have the same fears, but different reasons. What exactly inspires an author? Do you really want to know? If you were stuck on an alien planet, would you ask for help, or try to find fuel by yourself? Horror, sci-fi and general strangeness are all within these pages.
I enjoyed all four stories. The writing style of Claus Holm reminds me of Twilight Zone: you don't know where you're going until you get there...and every end is a surprise. My favorite is the last story, The Pilot. I had my suspicions about the direction of the story, but the ending was still a horrific surprise.
You don't have to be a fan of any particular subgenre to appreciate the entertainment value of these four stories.