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  1. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    It s hard for me to categorize the tales in this volume The terminology that feels the best to me is Tales of Redemption In these stories, we are given a glimpse of the lives of other people people that we may not ordinarily think of These stories touched me because of the simple humanity they portrayed While I found these to be original and well written, to say the least, there were several that really captivated me, and had me dwelling on human nature These were stories of hope of the It s hard for me to categorize the tales in this volume The terminology that feels the best to me is Tales of Redemption In these stories, we are given a glimpse of the lives of other people people that we may not ordinarily think of These stories touched me because of the simple humanity they portrayed While I found these to be original and well written, to say the least, there were several that really captivated me, and had me dwelling on human nature These were stories of hope of the good that exists inside most despite how much negativity and bad choices that we sometimes make along the paths we take.My absolute favorite was titled What Elsie Meyer found at the Bottom of Jerry Oliver s Urn The story centers around a young, drug addicted girl that has made one wrong choice after another, leading her to where the story begins Mr Twist uses the term epiphany to describe the thoughts that begin to come to Elsie, yet that also applies quite aptly to what the reader will feel at the conclusion of this magnificent tale Tete a Tete is a story that takes on a certain tone from the first paragraph on It instantly intrigued and immersed me to such an extent that I had to re read the last page several times in pure appreciation for the genius thought behind the tale Better Late is a heartwarming story that reminds us it s never too late to do the right thing This one really got me emotionally, at the end The Spare was a story that was very straightforward While it harbored no real surprises for me, personally, the poignancy was absolutely tangible This tale will leave you with an uplifting, positive feeling for quite some time.These stories were all so very well crafted, and emotionally impacting, that I would urge everyone to pick up a copy and give this author a try I am already looking forward to the next installment


  2. Gaele Gaele says:

    This is the second collection of short stories that I have read by Michael Twist, and I am hard pressed to find better available today In this volume, the author states that interesting things happen to interesting people, and then proceeds to show us how this theory is not only true, but gives hope that we too, can be interesting Starting with a story about a writer and the online correspondence that turned into a lunch date and winding up with a story that answers a question formed in a boyh This is the second collection of short stories that I have read by Michael Twist, and I am hard pressed to find better available today In this volume, the author states that interesting things happen to interesting people, and then proceeds to show us how this theory is not only true, but gives hope that we too, can be interesting Starting with a story about a writer and the online correspondence that turned into a lunch date and winding up with a story that answers a question formed in a boyhood family Christmas celebration nearly 20 years earlier While as divergent and disparate as apples and oranges, each story provides its own sense of completeness, while leaving readers wantingWhen I had read the authors 3rd volume Tales from Beyond, I mentioned that his stories were some of the best I had read, and were comparable in quality to those stories featured at Selected Shorts, a weekly radio broadcast that originates at Symphony Space in New York City, and highlights short stories from known and unknown authors This volume would also fit in that show perfectly, with a rhythm to the prose and a promise in the story opening that is most assuredly delivered upon Perfect for reading all at once, or spreading out to read in bits like little treats at the end of the day this is a collection that has something for everyone, and there is little to not like I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility


  3. Zoeytron Zoeytron says:

    Eleven absorbing tales guaranteed to make you ponder the intricacies of the human mind, and how we arrive at the decisions that we do Michael Twist s writing is a pleasure to read, evoking crystal clear images a desperate woman with wild hair and make up that had run amok, a family of fleshy tourists lounging on the beach, a metal gob of keys Conversational dialog is absolutely spot on Excellent work.Particular favorites for me were Strange Indeed, Dear John, and The Spare Loved the refere Eleven absorbing tales guaranteed to make you ponder the intricacies of the human mind, and how we arrive at the decisions that we do Michael Twist s writing is a pleasure to read, evoking crystal clear images a desperate woman with wild hair and make up that had run amok, a family of fleshy tourists lounging on the beach, a metal gob of keys Conversational dialog is absolutely spot on Excellent work.Particular favorites for me were Strange Indeed, Dear John, and The Spare Loved the reference to Cool Hand Luke and the fifty eggs and how it was used in the story entitled Close Old Mr Yamaguchi was a trip with his cult classic movie references in Wondering.My only complaint is that it didn t last long enough That s what happens when you don t set the book down It gets used up too quickly


  4. Jaime K Jaime K says:

    I had entered to win this in a Goodreads giveaway, but didn t win A few months later, Michael contacted me to see if I was still interested in reading it and providing a review.I am glad I took him up on his offer Twist s Tales is a compilation of short stories that focus on the randomness of life What does a young drug addict do when she watches the news the morning after she robbed a family only to discover she took their five year old s urn How does a boy focus his life after learning I had entered to win this in a Goodreads giveaway, but didn t win A few months later, Michael contacted me to see if I was still interested in reading it and providing a review.I am glad I took him up on his offer Twist s Tales is a compilation of short stories that focus on the randomness of life What does a young drug addict do when she watches the news the morning after she robbed a family only to discover she took their five year old s urn How does a boy focus his life after learning about his family s history during a Christmas party this was one of my favourites, if only because he and his cousins reminded me of my own cousins myself when I was younger How does a former classmate end up saving a couple s marriage during their reunion When do random acts of kindness truly matter About half the stories are of war and or prison, and those affected by them Most of them are about how actions and behaviours of young people shape them as they grow All of them were easy reads there is some story for most readers to relate to.Knowing that Twist is an English teacher may have skewed my opinions as I read, but I think that it s quite obvious by his writing The language and flow of the words are natural He didn t try to force issues but allowed the stories to write themselves They are not the same length nor do they need to be


  5. Peter Tieryas Peter Tieryas says:

    I really enjoyed these stories by Michael Twist who probably has one of the most appropriate names for a short story writer, ha ha They are deep felt, humanistic, and each of the characters has a gravitas to them The story, Dear John, which was a finalist in the North Carolina Writers Network Thomas Wolf Fiction Prize, was one of my favorites It s about the titular John, a soldier who has come home early after a piece of steel from an IED was removed and he needed to get home to heal In m I really enjoyed these stories by Michael Twist who probably has one of the most appropriate names for a short story writer, ha ha They are deep felt, humanistic, and each of the characters has a gravitas to them The story, Dear John, which was a finalist in the North Carolina Writers Network Thomas Wolf Fiction Prize, was one of my favorites It s about the titular John, a soldier who has come home early after a piece of steel from an IED was removed and he needed to get home to heal In many ways, the story is about him coming to term with the issues that war inside him and there were lots of great prose moments like in The whole point of felling the tree had been to purge himself of the poison and bile, release the spring without taking a life Likewise, there are lots of lives and springs at stake in Twist s Tales


  6. Ty Wilson Ty Wilson says:

    I received a copy of this from the author for an honest review and I m happy I accepted This is a great collection of stories about little moments in everyday lives The stories are about things that happen to a lot of us, like meeting someone you ve only chatted with online, or attending a class reunion, but the stories are so well written that you really get to know the characters in just a few pages In a way it reminds me of the old saying about everyone having a story These characters all I received a copy of this from the author for an honest review and I m happy I accepted This is a great collection of stories about little moments in everyday lives The stories are about things that happen to a lot of us, like meeting someone you ve only chatted with online, or attending a class reunion, but the stories are so well written that you really get to know the characters in just a few pages In a way it reminds me of the old saying about everyone having a story These characters all have a story and Mr Twist does a fantastic job of relating them to us I enjoyed each and every story and I ll have to look into picking up some other volumes in the series


  7. Charlie Charlie says:

    This is a quick read but has really good substance to each story Each story has that Twilight Zone tv show effect and ending I really enjoyed this book just wish it hadstories Several stories stand out Better Late Close Oh, yes, the Spare is a good one too Michael s stories are about human nature and the conflicts that happens in life I would absolutely read Michael Twist s books because of the Quality writings he puts into his stories This book was a complimentary book sent This is a quick read but has really good substance to each story Each story has that Twilight Zone tv show effect and ending I really enjoyed this book just wish it hadstories Several stories stand out Better Late Close Oh, yes, the Spare is a good one too Michael s stories are about human nature and the conflicts that happens in life I would absolutely read Michael Twist s books because of the Quality writings he puts into his stories This book was a complimentary book sent to me free from Michael to evaluate and to write a review Thanks Michael for a GOOOOOOD READ


  8. Colleen Estep Colleen Estep says:

    I ve always thought that a really good short story left you wondering, what could have happened next Followed by the twinge of disappointment that you have read the last word of the last sentence Twist s Tales Volume 1 does exactly that and then some Michael Twist writes stories that quickly involve you They made me wonder if he knew the person he was writing about or had ever been in the situation the tale is telling Volume 1 is going in my bookcase, it is that good of a read I enjoy boo I ve always thought that a really good short story left you wondering, what could have happened next Followed by the twinge of disappointment that you have read the last word of the last sentence Twist s Tales Volume 1 does exactly that and then some Michael Twist writes stories that quickly involve you They made me wonder if he knew the person he was writing about or had ever been in the situation the tale is telling Volume 1 is going in my bookcase, it is that good of a read I enjoy books but a lot of them go in the donate box If you enjoy stories that make you think and wonder, you ll love this I am off tofor Vol 2


  9. Yawatta Hosby Yawatta Hosby says:

    I loved this book that had 11 short stories I agree with the author that interesting things happen to people especially when no witnesses are around These stories focused on the decisions people make and the internal conflict involved It s probably why I loved them so much I m a huge fan of psychology Michael Twist managed to create characters and situations that I connected with, which is a wonderful talent considering this wasn t a novel.Strange Indeed Selena was a writer who had her fir I loved this book that had 11 short stories I agree with the author that interesting things happen to people especially when no witnesses are around These stories focused on the decisions people make and the internal conflict involved It s probably why I loved them so much I m a huge fan of psychology Michael Twist managed to create characters and situations that I connected with, which is a wonderful talent considering this wasn t a novel.Strange Indeed Selena was a writer who had her first story published in a magazine She interacted with Bill online afterwards He was an aspiring writer as well My favorite lines 1 While it had occurred to herthan once it had never come up during their on line chats and seemed shallow in a way that she liked to think of as being beneath a writer s dignity 2 They say truth is stranger than fiction They ended up having a date, but had no chemistry I could relate to Selena in many ways both writers, Plain janes, etc The conversations were interesting too bad they didn t work out.What Elsie Meyer Found at the Bottom of Jerry Oliver s Urn I loved the edge in this story it was one of my favorites Elsie let a music scholarship slip from her fingers in order to stay with Bobby, who was in a band They both ended up as heroin addicts I like that this story didn t shy away from what that entails living in filthy places, if not enough money to buy product then share your girl, etc They robbed a house, stealing a urn of a 5 year old boy My favorite scene was when Elsie watched the news of the boy s parents pleading for it back It was a wake up call My favorite lines 1 Honor among thieves is for assholes and amateurs, Mike s father had always maintained 2 Mired within her blurred image, Elsie Meyer was fairly certain she saw a first semblance of self respect.Lack of Imagination This was another one of my favorites Two college guys took a road trip to spend the holidays with their families I enjoyed the drama, especially the conversation It must be frustrating to be stuck in a snow storm with someone who won t listen to you when you encourage them to pull over It s not just their life in danger, it s yours too I loved the ending it was pretty intense My favorite line Willie kept driving and I realized he was using the drive to define us From this moment forward, he would be the brave and courageous, and I would be the weak and fearful.Wonderings I liked that this story had a teenager reflecting his life Rory s father didn t approve of his art considered it a hobby instead of a job so forced him to attend college away from home to grow up The poor boy loved living in Santa Monica though it s a shame that some parents dictate their child s lives without thinking of the consequences I could relate to Rory because he was a people watcher My favorite section was him sitting on a bench guessing the lives of people as they walked by.Dear John This was another sad story Kathy and John were high school sweethearts He came back from the war after being discharged due to an injury He wanted to marry her and start a family, but he could sense things had changed on her end My favorite line Kathy was saying something, and John had to focus to take it in, as if hearing a foreign language you d been studying spoken too fast to follow.No Small Thing The author was great with voice the narration never deterred from sounding like a man with no education, making him sound like a country bumpkin He wrote in his journal He was a prisoner who had 11 years left of his sentence Frank offered a way for them to escape It was sad that the guy s mom died because she had been his only visitor I loved the way he reminisced about his high school days, how a teacher had challenged him to read and write.Tete a Tete This had an interesting twist at the end A war veteran can go home to his family if he made progress with his therapy sessions.Better Late Steve was going to his 10 year reunion and was anxious to see Mallory and Matt because he felt that he had to apologize for something I enjoyed his flashbacks of how school had been for him, especially in the boy s locker room.The Spare I liked the drama in this story Cherise was pregnant with Jimmy s baby He was in prison I liked that she wanted a better life for her and her baby No need to repeat the cycle.Close This was another one of my favorites It was cool getting a sense of who Mark was by someone else s account The narrator was attending his 20 year reunion The buzz Mark would be there he had disappeared right after graduation My favorite line Adults who knew of his limitless potential would look at Mark with a degree of sadness as if they knew of regrets he might later labor I felt sorry for what Mark had to go through growing up.The Story I Cannot Tell This story was great with setting I could visualize the places and people vividly A guy wished that his dad would have taught him the outdooresy, country life instead of living on the east coast away from his cousins There was a mystery element to his uncle Roman The ending was a tease I want to know the uncle s secret I RECOMMEND this book to read


  10. boekverslaafde boekverslaafde says:

    Normally, I don t read short story books, but the description of the book caught my eye, and I thought I d read it.Twist s Tales Vol 1 has 11 short stories in it The stories are not inter connected, they stand alone The first story, about two people who find themselves on a blind date, really stuck out in my mind It was short, and sweet, and definitely ended differently than I expected It had a TWIST P After reading that first one, I was hooked, and thought short stories aren t too ba Normally, I don t read short story books, but the description of the book caught my eye, and I thought I d read it.Twist s Tales Vol 1 has 11 short stories in it The stories are not inter connected, they stand alone The first story, about two people who find themselves on a blind date, really stuck out in my mind It was short, and sweet, and definitely ended differently than I expected It had a TWIST P After reading that first one, I was hooked, and thought short stories aren t too bad There were a few stories that really pulled me in and made me feel for the characters within Most of the stories had a definite ending, but also left it open, leading you to create another story in your mind, about what happened next Those are the ones I really connected with, and really enjoyed.There were a few stories that I felt were a bit too unfinished I felt the story neededof an ending, orinformation in general Because I don t usually read short stories, I am not sure if that s the way they are supposed to be, but those stories were a less enjoyable for me However, those stories were not the majority, and didn t detract much from the book, in my opinion Mr Twist s stories are well thought out, and stay pretty close to home, so they feel like they could be true stories about anyone, even you None of the stories venture out of the realm of possibilities, which allows you to connect to them on apersonal level All in all, Twist s Tales Volume 1 was a pretty good read, and I definitely will readby Michael Twist, to delveinto his brain


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Twist's Tales Vol. l ➻ [Download] ➸ Twist's Tales Vol. l By Michael Twist ➺ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Ten stories featuring ten individuals in situations, both common and uncommon, that draw on a full range of emotions From a woman s blind date to a teen making a career choice to a soldier returning h Ten stories featuring ten individuals in situations, both common and uncommon, that draw on a full range of emotions From a woman s blind Twist's Tales PDF or date to a teen making a career choice to a soldier returning home to a man with a regret to a prisoner s dilemma these thought provoking stories will stay with you for days Included, is North Carolina Writers Network Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize finalist, Dear John.

  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • Twist's Tales Vol. l
  • Michael Twist
  • English
  • 15 February 2018

About the Author: Michael Twist

After eighteen years of teaching literature Michael Twist decided to try his hand at writing some of his own Always fascinated by human nature, Twist's Tales PDF or Michael s stories often focus on the decisions people make and the internal conflicts they experience in doing so Michael s short story Ties That Bind won the William Faulkner Riverfest Literary Competition His short story Americans Do Love Their Cars won the Quid Novi Festival Writing Contest Also in , Michael placed second in the Writers Journal, Write to Win Contest with his short story, Nearly Perfect In Michael placed two stories Tea in Chesapeake and Dear John in the finals of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize sponsored by the North Carolina Writers Network as well as making the finals in the Press Open Awards Competition with his short story Out on a Limb His micro fiction has been short listed numerous times in the Flash competitionsMichael lives near Sandy Oregon with his wife, two daughters and Labrador.