Fall Into Fantasy: 2017 Edition by Andrew M. Ferrell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fall Into Fantasy is a fun collection of short fantasy stories with a wide variety of subgenres for everyone to find something to like. Here are the stories that I enjoyed the most:
–Six Degrees of Zombie Separation by Molly Neely – A unique play on story structure as we enter the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.
–Kitchen Magic by Susan Marcus – A random act of kindness brings one woman more than she could have imagined.
–Gbahali by Mark Easterday – The hunt to find his missing brother changes one tribe member’s life.
–Child of the Roses by Linda M. Crate – A chance meeting in the woods brings two unusual beings together.
–They’d be an Army in Autumn by Shane Porteous
I should also mention Gammer Lobstone by Sandra Unerman, which turned out to be my favorite of the collection.
The other stories certainly have their merit. My biggest problem with the anthology is that it held several typos that occasionally took me out of the stories, and a few of the tales could have used a little extra attention on the developmental side of things.
But overall, Fall Into Fantasy is a fun look at the fantasy genre, and an excellent way to spend a cold, lazy day.