More Stories to Read While Driving

More Stories to Read While Driving

Jim Heskett / Feb 29, 2020
More Stories to Read While Driving Q What do a set of LEGO toys a topless invisible woman a mountain of cocaine a glitter dusted stripper and a crackhead with a mohawk have in common A Absolutely nothing Except that they re all key
  • Title: More Stories to Read While Driving
  • Author: Jim Heskett
  • ISBN: 9780983437949
  • Page: 257
  • Format: ebook
  • Q What do a set of LEGO toys, a topless invisible woman, a mountain of cocaine, a glitter dusted stripper, and a crackhead with a mohawk have in common A Absolutely nothing Except that they re all key elements in some of the stories featured in this dark and funny collection.Here lie ten tales of suspense and comedic irony, such as A woman determined to make it throughQ What do a set of LEGO toys, a topless invisible woman, a mountain of cocaine, a glitter dusted stripper, and a crackhead with a mohawk have in common A Absolutely nothing Except that they re all key elements in some of the stories featured in this dark and funny collection.Here lie ten tales of suspense and comedic irony, such as A woman determined to make it through the grocery store in fifteen minutes, except the cashier tears her bag, and then all hell breaks loose.A couple who returns from vacation to find their neighbors have installed a damn cell tower in their front yard Will a war ensue You bet it will.A man s beard becomes the main source of tension in his marriage, but the family dog has a solution.It s a mix of humor, suspense, 90s sitcom references, and
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        Jim Heskett is a writer of short and long fiction, currently slaving away at a laptop in an undisclosed location in Broomfield, Colorado Details about previous and future publications can be found at jimheskett


    883 Comments

    1. Three very different and unique stories that portray deep emotion and surprise you with the outcomes.Even though these reads are quick, I felt a connection with the characters Looking forward to from Mr Heskett


    2. This is a really great short story collection from a promising new author The second story was, by and large, my favorite I did not see that twist coming Looking forward to from this author.


    3. Abandoned by Jim Heskett comprises three short stories, all revolving around an addiction of some sort, if it isn t drink it is drugs or gambling The first story is about a man trying to build a helicopter out of Lego pieces while he is being distracted by his flirtatious girl friend The author describes the confusion rife is the mind of a man high on heroin The second story is about a man obsessing about a hair stylist, what is his relationship to her and why does she not want to know him It wa [...]



    4. This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.For this review, I thought it best to do my thoughts on each story before giving my final thoughts.To Build a HelicopterFor me, To Build a Helicopter had to do with symbolism than the actual end game I don t think the man being dumped by his girlfriend was lost like the square peg attempting to fit in the round hole and discovering that he cannot Still being stung by her loss, the dumped soul wants to find a way to prove her [...]


    5. I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review Thank you to Mr Heskett for this opportunity.This was my first foray into audiobooks I have been a little skeptical about audiobook in the past because I believe in the power of seeing the story and converting it into a movie in my head For me, if a story comes alive in my head, then it is a wonderful ride.Abandoned was a story that intrigued me Three short stories in one book The fact that it was an audiobook was definitely a p [...]


    6. When I bought this book, I really had no idea what to expect I wanted something a little different, and I really got exactly that The stories are dark, with a nostalgic twist especially on the second one and a bit of a expectation of something at the last one I hate giving plots away but I will say this The book is a typical look into the lad s lad world, with the seedy and yet emotional afflictions expected in situations the every day white collar won t quite understand There is a fine line, b [...]


    7. I enjoyed every story in this book Each short tale has a different flavor and they are all satisfying on their own They aroused my curiosity and I hate that they ended too soon But if you think about it, the length of the tale was just right They delivered the intended message What I love about short stories is that they leave you thinking, imagining what could have happened to the characters since you were only with them a short time I highly recommend Abandoned The writing is crisp, it had no [...]


    8. Three stories of loss Three stories of individuals finding their way, be it through construction, drugs, or being nice in an industry that is considered evil Jim provides a kaleidoscope of loss and resolution in the black and white yet colorful Abandonded Three Short Stories The protagonists Jim s stories aren t perfect and, frankly, can be unlikable for some Yet, you feel for these individuals as they travel through some tough seas All three tales offer endings which are open for interpretation [...]


    9. Three short reads in one book is great I loved the author s writing style I did like the stories, I think my favorite was the second story It told a complete story The other stories did not seem to have an ending I would recommend this book to fans of shorts I am keeping this author on my list because I really loved his writing style The flow of each story was so smooth with out a lot of grammatical errors.


    10. I received an intense feeling sadness from reading all three stories They all cover some heavy issues mostly pertaining to drug use and addiction It can be easy to cast aside the stories and think that they are about losers making mistakes but one has to remember that there are real people with real emotions often locked behind the wall of depression and addiction.


    11. I found the stories to be lighthearted and a little funny It s a very short read but it will make you think about how we all receive lessons in life from all sorts of situations.


    12. These short stories pack a wallop Each one is well written with a tight story and well developed characters Quite a feat I highly recommend this collection


    13. 3 3.5 STARSThe author was offering this audiobook filled with 3 short stories in exchange for honest reviews I was immediately interested in listening to it after reading the synopsis which describes the book as containing stories about Legos, cocaine and strippers I contacted the author who kindly provided me with a copy of the audiobook I had been expecting the stories to be odd and they certainly were yet each story left me disappointed once I got to the very end Although I immediately became [...]


    14. From Musings of a Starving Author Even a week of vacation won t stop me from starving, so it s time to dig into the pantry for a meal that won t take too much time to gobble down but will hopefully hit the spot all the same Today, I m cracking ABANDONED, a collection of three short stories, tied together by a central theme of the lost finding their way Will Mr Heskett s three piece bite sized literary drama settle my hunger or will it make me wish I had just stayed out of the pantry Before we fi [...]


    15. I really like this collection of short stories Abandoned All three stories tie in together in various forms of abandonment I thought the author showed soulfulness in his writing, especially in To Build a Helicopter That was a powerful story and I love the way he built the helicopter The Meanings of Words was awesome as well I liked the poetic tone of this one And finally, Shots and Strippers This one was equally good and I loved the ending Quite nice.Jim Heskett Great writing with a powerful mes [...]


    16. I got this free with no obligations It s 3 short short stories, none of which did anything for me While written well, they didn t go anywhere They didn t even really start anywhere There just was no point to it I kept wanting something to happen, especially in the last story but it just ended in the middle if nothing.Honestly, they all looked like someone started the story but couldn t be bothered to finish it The potential was left hanging like base runner on first after the 3rd strikeout.


    17. Jim Heskett is a master with short stories, each one telling a discrete story that perfectly captures a part of the human spirit or cat spirit The author writes in the first person, assuming roles from ordinary guy, to cat, to senior citizen, to teenager, and each one feels authentic In each of these stories, the narrator reaches some kind of epiphany, whether he realizes it or not, which gives you hope for the character and his life that will continue beyond the short story.


    18. Good short readThree great short stories But they leave you like wanting They could have been developed some They have twist, intrigue and suspense but way to short.



    19. Not my typeToo deep for me, maybe my mind is too simple because I didn t understand nothing I read However, the stories were interesting.


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