52 books in 52 Weeks, Book Reviews, Books, Indie Authors, Michelle Davidson Argyle, short story collections, True Colors and Other Short Stories, True 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.