Goodreads: Still Standing
Published: 14th December 2018 (Hollow Hills)
Source: Copy from Publisher
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Hollow Hills presents Still Standing, an anthology of short stories and poetry about empowerment and healing for victims of bullying and harassment. The royalties from this anthology will go to Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit organization helping those in crisis.
Strap yourself in for an emotional ride:
Savage Beatings: An elf braves ridicule and abuse as a sacrifice for his homeland and people.
We Called It Asimov: A group of scientists come together to create a machine unlike any other. One scientist uses this modern marvel to satisfy her desire for revenge.
The Brave Blacksmith: The legendary Blacksmith must fight his own demons while confronting real enemies to save a sorceress from a dire situation.
Buccaneer’s Beginning: A young elf wants to be a sea captain like her father, but her mother insists she become a mage. She clings to her dreams despite the ridicule and pressure of others.
The Living Tree: An inspirational poem about life itself.” – Goodreads
Review: Really liked these short stories, nice variation between them all. It kept you on your toes. You didn’t know what to expect. Each story, made the worlds built feel so much bigger. So well done on that guys. You had a bit of everything, sci-fi, fantasy, poetry and a little thriller.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Publisher. Does not affect my review)