‘The Spike Collection’ is a hugely entertaining collection of short stories, that one cannot help but feel was intended specifically for commuter journeys, but would be enjoyed nevertheless by anyone seeking a quick and fresh take on the short story genre.
The ten short stories cover a range of topics, mostly with a humorous angle, providing the reader with an insight into some quirky, interesting, and original characters. The lead story ‘The Spike’ is a hilarious romp through the early life of ‘Sam’ whose escapades end on a life-changing occurrence, and even through the end is a gruesome one it is enjoyably uplifting.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Short stories have a quick impact, you have to grab readers from the start, and follow up with a promise of a quirky and interesting short tale.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Practice, practice, practice, the more you write the better you get, write every day regularly, and then when ready focus on one idea/story and don’t stop until it is done!
Working in the travel industry and having covered half of the globe on cruise ships, Martin Skate always left a trail of creative writing, either in blogs or within travel articles, now through the opportunity of squeezing in laptop time on his train journey to and from work, Skate has issued his first collection of short stories entitled ‘The Spike Collection’.
One morning on my commute to work my Kindle battery ran out so I began to write my own collection of short stories! Within one journey I had sketched out the first story, within one week I had written one entire short, and then in the space of a few months completed ten short stories