I have just finished reading Dead Reckoning, a Short Story Collection by Mary Ann Back and I enjoyed it!
Ms. Back has a very elaborate way of explaining scenarios that make them quite vivid. Her characters are just that, characters. Strong willed, independent, and usually very colorful. And what an imagination!
Some of the stories are sweet like The Pecking Order, The Prodigal, and The Summer of My Father. Others are kind of scary like the Root of All Evil and The Transmogrification of Gordon Gilbert. Where does she get those ideas?!
Sometimes Ms. Back gives us a lesson in living such as in Extraordinary Moments and The Truths That Set You Free.
I am very hopeful for Ms. Back’s career as an author; she is a joy to read.