The Colonist – a short story review

I love short stories. The right author can immerse me in a strong, vibrant world, capture my imagination and challenge my thoughts. So it was a pleasure to learn of Galley Beggar’s Singles. The short stories in this series cost one pound each and provide several minutes of pure pleasure.

Ruby Cowling’s The Colonist is no exception. Its tight cast of characters and teasing style led me into several false assumptions as I spied on a few critical days in the lives of two emotionally challenged brothers.

As behoves a good short story, there is a twist in the tale. But it is subtle and may only appear when you sit back and contemplate this little world.

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