Snapshots: A Collection of Short Stories

Snapshots by [Eliot Parker]

As the title suggests, Eliot Parker’s collection of short stories, Snapshots, is all about that moment in time, a moment where things can change forever. This collection of ten short stories focuses on a variety of characters and a variety of experiences or situations that they face which will change their future.

Eliot Parker’s descriptive writing draws you in from the very first paragraph of the first story. Well written, the stories quickly get to the heart of the situation, without making the reader feel that they are being rushed. One thing I did wonder was how the author chose the stories to include in the collection. While all the stories fit into the descriptive title of being a snapshot in time, some stories verged more towards being almost paranormal and the others focused on human behaviors. I’ve never considered who might be the last person to look into the eyes of the dead, but ‘Hands’ has left me knowing I never want to be that person! Sticking with the theme of death, ‘The Trip’ had tension but was not verging towards the paranormal, instead making you think about living life and not taking it for granted. The characters drive this collection, not the plots of each story. The author creates characters that are fully developed and relatable in such a brief space. Writing good short stories is not easy. Short stories are an art form. Eliot Parker succeeds in that art form.

Pages: 163 | ASIN: B084FQ9PZM

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