Dancing up a Storm

My short story, Dancing in the Rain, received an honorable mention in the Romance category of the 2015 “Storming the Short Story Dance Edition” contest hosted by The Woodlands (Texas) chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

Dancing Up A Storm: 9 Christian Short Stories offers nine unique and well written stories: two romances, four contemporaries, and three speculatives. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

My personal preference runs to the romances and romantic contemporary stories. When I’m Gone, Dancing in the Rain, Dancing Hands, Teething Troubles, and Fred and Ginger fall into those two categories. Each writer had a unique voice, believable characters, and a plot that moved well, some with a twist or two. I found them delightful. The other contemporary, The Last Waltz, was almost a romance with a unique ending.

Not being a fan of speculative fiction, I found The Confession and The Dance of the Light Brigade a little difficult to negotiate. When we’re so far into the future, it confuses me. On the other hand, I found Night Dance to be interesting – intriguing even. Having been reared on fairy tales, I generally feel at home with ogres, trolls, gnomes, elves, pixies and fairies.

Dancing up a Storm provides a wide variety of reading entertainment. The main similarity between these stories is that they are written by authors whose passion shows, always a delight to the reader. ~ Judith Robl, JR’s Red Quill Editing, Author of As Grandma Says