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Short stories have been my jam lately. I have been dealing with some eye issues, and reading with impaired vision is difficult at best. That and life has been insane and I work nearly full time now. Finding the time to read has been a challenge to say the least. I am so glad that I stumbled upon these short stories by Perry Elizabeth Kirkpatrick.
I would be the first to tell you that as a general rule, sci-fi really isn’t my thing. It needs to be a tiny specific niche in the sci-fi genre for me to like it. And even so, it definitely isn’t my favorite. That being said, I found these books to be so refreshing and something I would actually read again, which was a pleasant surprise..
The first short stories, Stronger for Language features a young mother of twin boys on a space ship. . . the realities of raising children are the same in space as they are on earth, with a few minor quirks, such as a artificial intelligence babysitter, being beamed from one place to another (let’s hear it Star Trek fans) etc. It was so unique, and so real, that I loved it! Kenzie, the young mother uses skills she has acquired from raising three year olds to help communicate with aliens. It’s short, sweet, to the point, and an enjoyable read. As well as a valuable lesson. Or at least, I thought so.
Next up is Aurora. The twins from the previous story are grown up teenagers now and find themselves in a sticky situation of trying to rescue a girl who is a slave. Again, a fascinating story that Kirkpatrick managed to keep short (I don’t know how she does it) while still keeping our interest and wrapping it up quite nicely.
There is another book in the same world, but I have yet to read it. (Goes to cue it up on my kindle)
I give both of these books 5 stars. I can’t really come up with anything not to like about them. If you are looking for a quick read, check out these short stories!
Perry is a Christian homeschool graduate who has written and published “The Heavens Declare,” “Light of the World,” “Pearl’s Practice,” “The Case of the Tabloid Tattler,” and “The Case of the Missing Hero.” She lives in beautiful Oregon with her best-friend-turned-husband and their sweet baby boys. Find her books and other writings and connect with her at her website, here, and on Facebook.
You read that right folks! Perry Kirkpatrick has graciously agreed to do a giveaway of an e-book copy of both Stronger for Language and Aurora to one lucky winner! Here’s how to enter. Either follow her newsletter here, or like her page on Facebook, here. Then, comment below with the username/name you followed with so we can verify that you followed. That’s it! That’s all you have to do to be entered into the giveaway! The winner will be chosen at the end of this week and is open until Saturday, May 12 @ midnight EDT.
Do you like Sci-Fi? Would you read these stories?
By God’s Grace,
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