Ttle girl she had a run in with a strange man resulting in her getting Pseidon Eyes which meant her eye sight changed making her see everyone as different kinds of fish After ears of unsuccessful psychotherapy her almost drowning made her see human beings as they really are But what about the strange man who reappears to wish her happy birthdayThis anthology proved to be a uite uniue read giving us a different glimpse of Christmas through the eyes of various people that face different problems and find hope in the things that are most important to them All in all people that face different problems and find hope in the things that are most important to them All in all stars for this uniue chance to read about a different side of Christmas time My ReviewWhile I read the title I was all set to have a fun light read So I started the book lazily I was expecting a stout bubbly Santa with funny fairy tales But once the stories unveiled I realized that the book is not a Santa but a six fingered monster Instead of tender tales I saw stark realities Like the fingers in our hand each story varies in style length depth and purposeReal lives of people in trouble pain happiness anger all the same Since it is a short story collection I am not going into the step by step analysis citing plots characters highlights and drawbacks I am of the opinion that while reviewing short stories and poems we should not give a detailed review of every storiespoems The first story Hark touches the strings of heart which would drip blood The second story Seducing Santa makes us smile frown wince pout and laugh The third finger Bracelet is an intricately weaved the story Fourth one Everyone wants me to brought me to tears Snow globe the fifth story is an easy read Sixth and the last story excites us with an unexpected twist which reminded me of the proverb keep the best to the last Author has made use of his experiences in the right channel Writing style is good The shift of third person narrative and first person narrative in Everyone Wants me to is a fresh
of literature The stories surely to our mind even days after reading Some stories are stretched unnecessarilywhich drops the pace of the story and reading The cover image did not reflect the storiesOne LinerA six fingered monster capable of alluring and haunting the readershttprakhijayashankarblogspotin2 Creating these six holiday tales some written during the months far away from the actual Christmas season was a pleasure I hope Museum Trip you enjoy the characters their journey through this sleigh bell world and the stories they tell as much as I did HARK A CHRISTMAS COLLECTION by Justin Bog is a collection of short Christmas stories that make this anything butour typical holiday romp Like a box of chocolates some are better than others but each is honest real and touched my heart I laughed out loud got a little teary a little melancholy mix of emotions were stirred in this uick read And that s author Justin Bog s gift Well done Many set in the Pacific Northwest Anacortes WA Title Hark A Christmas CollectionAuthor Justin BogPublisher The Author s AdvocateReviewed By Arlena DeanRating Five ReviewHark A Christmas Collection by Justin BogMy ThoughtsWhat a wonderful Christmas collection of six short stories that will keep Ignorance is not Bliss (Sweet Melissa, you turning the pages being of a read that will put the reader in and touchour heart I loved how as one read through each story ou will be able to feel the emotions happy sad in between and thought provoking that so many people feel especially during this particular holiday season I was able to feel each story so very well that had a different meaning being presented After reading this collection I will say I There was something uite lovely about reading a collection of Christmas stories wholly uniue to Christmas stories they weren t sickly sweet Don t get. R Mrs Claus in their small island town holiday festivities and face a grim diagnosis togetherSet in colorful locations around the United States from Anacortes Washington to Ann Arbor Michigan and Sun Valley Idaho each tale focuses on people who struggle to make good choices learn lessons and maybe even find peace during the holiday season A bonus story Poseidon Eyes from the upcoming Sandcastle and Other Stories The Complete Edition is include.
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Colleen and the bond they have formed has significantly helped him becomeand the bond they have formed has significantly helped him become and think less of the accident and about this joyful time of earIn Seducing Santa Laura has been fantasizing about Santa ever since she can remember herself and never gets too close with anyone for than one night The strongest example is Elton a man ten ears older than her with a white beard and a plump belly whom when she meets she can t help but feel an instant attraction but not for than one nightBracelet tells the story of Callie a widowed teacher who is about to lose her job and to top all of her sadness she has lost her sister s present the bracelet She starts her uest of finding the very important bracelet and in the end finds it in one of the most important placesIn Everyone Wants Me To Arlene flies back home with her mother a fact she deeply dislikes as she prefers living with her grandmother This short novel narrates the current story of Arlene and her parents Marion and Barry as well as the background ones of the parents An interesting combination of a number of events and storiesSnow Globe narrates the story of a gay community and the struggles they go through as not everyone is as accepting But will this Inside Mary Elizabeth's House year s Christmas time prove to be differentIn The Heralds Ken has been starting feeling ill and knowing he suffers from a disease in his esophagus he visits his doctor without telling his wife Carmel But even if his disease is getting worse he is determined to live his life to the fullest and nothing is going to stop him from dressing up with his wife as Mr Claus and Mrs Claus thisearIn the end of the book a bonus content Poseidon Eyes was included In this short story Melanie loves the water so much she prefers living her life into the sea apart from everyone else When she was a li. Haunt his every turn a lonely woman plans to seduce Santa Claus one Christmas Eve a widow grows anxious as she searches for a present she misplaced and intended to send to her ungrateful sister a woman can’t keep the images of her past these ghosts from haunting the life she chooses to live a oung gentleman and his partner join a Christmas party in Sun Valley Idaho and are taught a lesson most un holidaylike and finally a couple portrays
review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Justin BogI was lucky enough to read an advance copy of Hark A Christmas Collection I absolutely loved it So often the holidays make us feel if we re not completely happy all the time then something is wrong with us Justin s characters seem like real people with real issues ranging from losing a loved one to dealing with a debilitating injury to a slow descent into insanity But the overriding theme among all the stories really becomes hope compassion for others compassion for self and maybe even redemption I think this would be a great gift for the readers in my life and now that I ve read this I m anxious to read some of his other short stories and novels His stories don t sugar coat life and all the travails It Can Deliver But He Has This can deliver but he has this ability to find the silver lining even when everything feels sad HARK will touch our mind and Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time your heartHARK brings us six wonderful stories that occur at Christmastime Unlike many books about this time ofear Mr Bog s collection pays tribute to the season without being melodramatic or candy cane sweetIn the lead off story Hark a police officer replays an event that changed his life forever Just as Christmas marks time each Sla Industries Rpg year so do the memories and conseuences of his tragedy Hark is a strong lesson in our inability to change the past to live in the present and to hope for a better futureIfou are in the mood for a romantic comedy Germany and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union: Between Europeanization and National Adaptation you will love Sed This is notour usual Christmas collection of stories There are no tales of magic and miracles to be found In this book the author has collected together short stories that show another side of Christmas
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stories looks at a few examples Christmas comes every ear and thereforelooks at a few examples Christmas comes every ear and therefore with it memories In Hark ou will find stories of regret loneliness fear pain That s not to say that it s a depressing read On the contrary I enjoyed reading these stories because the characters seem like real people and their emotions are so well portrayed The author has a talent for bringing characters to life This is a well written collection All the stories were enjoyable for different reasons but I think my favourite is the last story The Heralds because there is a great twist and it is uplifting as well as being insightful I liked the ending of Snow Globe it s a great example of the author s ability to understand the complexities of human nature Although all the stories have a dark side there is also fun to be found among the pages most notably in the story Seducing Santa I d definitely recommend this book especially as a Christmas read The sights and sounds of the season are intertwined with the deep and poignant characters stories Having read Justin Bog s previous books I kind of knew not to expect anything from the book while picking it up The author always takes a new road and forges his own path with his uniue style of storytellingThere are six stories in the collection In Hark a police officer looks back on how one event changed his life forever The next story Seducing Santa tells us about a woman daydreaming about her very own Santa Bracelet is about a misplaced gift and the relationship between two sisters Everyone wants me to is about a girl who is all but invisible too her parents about her life and that of her family Snow Globe touches upon the subject of homosexuality and the society The Heralds is about an aging couple and their much anticipated stint as Mr Mrs Claus The above one liners do not give out much about the stories and neither do they capture the true essence of the stories Yet I chose to give one liners as I really want other readers to pick up the book and experience it for themselves without ha. A beautifully written collection of short stories from critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest writer Justin Bog Hark explores the range of emotions surrounding the holidays From melancholy to madness loss and despair to hope and forgiveness these six tales shimmer with feelings some we’d rather stuff away that Christmas can evokeWithin Hark A Christmas Collection a retired police officer faces another Christmas Eve while bitter recollections.