23 Mar 2015

“Tales To Count On” by S.R. Mallery

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25100045Curl up and enter the eclectic world of S. R. Mallery, where sad meets bizarre and deception meets humor; where history meets revenge and magic meets gothic. Whether it’s 500 words or 5,000, these TALES TO COUNT ON, which include a battered women’s shelter, childhood memories, Venetian love, magic photographs, PTDS fallout, sisters’ tricks, WWII spies, the French Revolution, evil vaudevillians, and celebrity woes, will remind you that in the end, nothing is ever what it seems.

“Tales To Count On” by S.R. Mallery is a fantastic selection of short stories. Some with the word ‘count’ of Flash Fiction, a genre I just recently discovered and learned to appreciate. Short insights into characters, families, situations, minds, hearts and even history. Mallery has a soft and gentle way with words that is engaging and masterful. Well written with amazing skill of characterisation and scene settings within the lowest word counts, this is nothing short of impressive. So many stories with such different characters, yet all manage to captivate. Great surprises and turns make many stories unforgettable. I’ve read Mallery’s other work, which I can also highly recommend. This might be my favourite, though. Just excellent.

Find the book on Amazon US and Amazon UK


Link to an interview with S.R. Malllery 

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twitter username SarahMallery1

genre Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Mystery

influences Harper Lee, O.Henry, Flannery O’Connor

About this author

S. R. Mallery has worn many hats in her life. Starting out as a classical/pop singer/composer, she moved onto the professional world of production art and calligraphy, followed by a long career as an award winning quilt artist/teacher and an ESL/Reading instructor. Her short stories have been published in descent 2008, Snowy Egret, Transcendent Visions, The Storyteller and Down In the Dirt. Unexpected Gifts is her debut novel. Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads, a collection, is due out late 2013.


written by
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

2 Responses to ““Tales To Count On” by S.R. Mallery”

  1. P.C. Zick says:

    This is a lovely collection of stories. It put me in mind of O Henry, with each ending a surprise. Nice job.


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