This collection of short stories focuses on small snapshots of life. They are a hodgepodge of stories - sad, joyous, surprising, uplifting, and about acceptance. The tie across the collection is the signs. Signs can be physical or emotional; they can be seen through body language or printed in black and white. Sometimes they are not what they appear to be or are completelyThis collection of short stories focuses on small snapshots of life. They are a hodgepodge of stories - sad, joyous, surprising, uplifting, and about acceptance. The tie across the collection is the signs. Signs can be physical or emotional; they can be seen through body language or printed in black and white. Sometimes they are not what they appear to be or are completely missed. Hopefully a few of these stories will make the reader think twice, for we should always be aware of signs....
|Title||:||Signs - A Collection of Short Stories|
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Signs - A Collection of Short Stories Reviews
I love it when a collection of short stories are woven together with a common thread. In Lynn Ricci’s short story collection entitled Signs, each of her pieces feature the theme of signs; however, Lynn’s talent as a storyteller shines through each piece as that theme has a presence in each story without taking over the essence what each is about. The great thing about using a theme like signs is the fact that word alone can be used in many creative ways – actual physical signs or a sometimes intangible sign that can mean something or lead one in a more metaphorical direction. Whichever sign that drives each story in Lynn Ricci’s collection, symbolic or otherwise, the pieces alone are powerful and affecting in their own right. The ones that stood out to me included the opener “Black & White, where Lynn ties in actual physical signs with what they represent to the depth of the soul. I loved how “Signing” displayed another twist on the word as in this story American Sign Language was the connecting factor between the characters. “Illuminated” touched my heart and moved me emotionally; while “Stop” was powerful and affecting in a different way. A special treat and one of my favorites in this book is the addition of a three-chapter feature short at the end entitled “Daydreams.” I’m not sure what technically qualifies a piece length-wise to be called a novelette but “Daydreams” felt like a mini novel within the short story collection. I don’t want to say too much so as not to take away the delight that I felt while reading it but I will say it’s one of the strongest in the book – beautifully written, graceful, poetic, heartwarming – it does what a book is supposed to – take you out of your world for a bit into another. Well-done! Overall, I highly recommend Signs – especially for those who enjoy short stories like I do. Plus Lynn Ricci currently has two full-length novels out, too – all three are unique in style and theme yet are a pleasure to read.
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