Today I am part of the blog tour for The Story a Day May Collection which is a collection of short stories by Morgen Bailey. I will be sharing my review.
This collection was written from a variety of prompts supplied by storyaday.org and originally published on Morgen’s blog (morgenbailey.wordpress.com – where you can still read the list of prompts), during May 2011, 2012, and 2013.
In this book there are stories of revenge, overcoming obstacles, newfound and lost love, shopping, chocolate, legends of history, and the occasional alien or two.
We have crimes afoot, writer’s block, characters with and without friends, homages, humans and non-humans, scratches, squeaks and barks.
From Chelsea buns to casseroles, we share the highs and lows, but the stories all go to show what can be done with a prompt, a few hours, and a colourful imagination.
The Story a Day May Collection
Author: Morgen Bailey
Published: July 5, 2016
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: June 2- 6, 2019
The Story a Day May Collection was written by Morgen Bailey. It was a challenge that Bailey took to write one short story a day for the whole month of May not just for one year, but three years! Each day was given a ‘prompt’ to write for the short story of the day. These are a variety of stories and some are standalone while others are continuations of each other. The stories can be very brief to several pages.
The prompts for the story to be written were given each morning with no warning ahead of time as to what the story should be about. The story was left to the interpretation of the author and their imagination with what to write.
What results is a wide variety of short stories and you will be sure to find some you enjoy and be touched by. I give Bailey kudos for doing this challenge for three years in a row and challenging herself and her abilities!
About the Author:
Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions. She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com, and email address firstname.lastname@example.org.