Published: 28/03/2015
ISBN: 9781784622688
eISBN: 9781784629021
Format: Paperback/eBook

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Not What You Thought?
and other surprises
by P. A. Ruddock

A varied collection of flash fiction and short stories, mostly funny, some sad, and others more dramatic and poignant.

From the humour of several twist in the tale type stories to those of the harsh realities of the world we live in, a collection to both entertain and keep the reader guessing. Among such stories: a drastic way of dealing with those annoying cold callers that plague our peace and quiet, poetic justice for those who would profit from the suffering of others, the touching story of how a father helps his young son come to terms with the death of his mother, and a husband's unique way of saying goodbye.

There are also an additional ten stories from five very talented guest authors, including a hilarious account of an April fool's joke, a couple of very funny stories and some hard hitting stories of comeuppance, and an intriguing story of a businessman's unexpected but very welcome encounter with a beautiful young woman.

These and many more...

*With guest contributions from the following authors:

Tom Benson - Lesley Hayes - Peter Nena - John M.W. Smith - Matthew Williams

All the author's royalties from the sale of this book, excluding those that go to Amazon and other retailers, are being donated to the "Forget-Me-Not" charity for homeless ex-servicemen and those affected by PTSD, details of which can be found at their website:

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Received the book today, started reading the stories...and must admit, i find it hard to put it down. while not JK Rowling, the stories are well written, and keep you interested. this author (and the guest authors) are definately worth keeping an eye on, for future publications. great book

by mac gibson

Nice selection and variety of short stories. Some are side splittingly funny and others are quite sad but in an uplifting way. Some of the staories are only one or two pages long but have just as much impact as the longer ones. My personal favourites were Cold Callers, The Spectre, and User's Guide by one of the guest authors, Tom Benson.

by Chris Davies


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