Holy heart failure, Batman! This is the final day of the 30 Day Book Challenge! Where the heck did this last month go?
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through my responses, and if anyone out there has been inspired to pick up even one of the books I’ve mentioned, then my job here is done.
But for now, let us round out the Book Challenge with my final response: What is my favourite coffee table book? It would have to be Short and Twisted, edited by Kathryn Duncan.
Short and Twisted is an anthology of short stories that, as you might have guessed, have some sort of twist in them. The endings can leave you laughing, leave you stunned, or leave you weeping openly (if you’re as emotional as I am). Guessing what that twist might be is half the fun. The stories, poems and images that are compiled in the annual book are selected with great consideration, leaving you with a book of fantastic and clever reads.
In the 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 collections are stories by me.
Now, I want you to go back and read the paragraph prior to that last sentence. Oh yes – I am most definitely tooting my own horn.
You can’t blame me, right? Short and Twisted 2007 was the first time I had ever been published and was an incredible milestone for me. Ever since, I have submitted a story each year, and have been honoured whenever they were accepted.
Short and Twisted isn’t a large organisation; I don’t get paid for my submissions, nor is the book available in local bookstores. But they gave me the opportunity to see my name in print, and for that, I will gladly display their work on my coffee table and let the world know (or at least, the occupants of the world who have access to my coffee table) about these great books.
And if, by chance, this scenario also gives me bragging rights, then I will brag to my little heart’s content, thank you very much.
- Love The Bad Guy