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True Colors and Other Short StoriesTrue Colors and Other Short Stories by Michelle Davidson Argyle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I decided to embark on the 52 Books in 52 weeks challenge, I had a hard time picking which book would be first. I’ve got a bunch of books by indie authors waiting to be read. I finally decided to start with True Colors.

This isn’t your typical short story book for the most part. Many of them read more like poetry and stream-of-consciousness, not what I was expecting. Still it was enjoyable and Michelle’s descriptions are great, filled with colorful and poetic imagery that draws you in.

Here are my personal favorites…

“The Threshold” This is a short story about a pair of friends hunting grasshoppers for the boy’s pet iguana. The thing is, he’s nursing a crush on the girl and wishing she weren’t already taken.

Clover” A beautiful and touching story about a mother who is dealing with her child’s terminal illness and eventual death.

“Fences” This is a story about a mother and daughter who are left reeling after the woman’s younger child is hurt in an accident.

“The Innocent Flower” A poem written for Lady Macbeth that shares its name not only with Michelle’s blog, but a line in the play.

I recommend it to anyone who loves stories that are a bit outside the box and to all the poetry fans out there.

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