Author – Morgen Bailey. Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, writing competitions magazine columnist and judge, blogger, and speaker. 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.
Social Media Links –
Her books can be found at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8 etc.),
Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/morgenbailey) and wherever books can be ordered.
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- tutor = http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/courses
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Pages – 445
The Blurb –
This collection comprises five volumes of fifty stories written from a variety of prompts and published on Morgen’s blog: http://www.morgenbailey.wordpress.com, where you can still read the list of prompts – a story a day for nearly a year.
In this book there are stories of revenge, luck and misfortune, sharp edges, sticky red hands, no faded circle of skin, family heirlooms, Chelsea buns, and alien hums.
We meet a generous aunt, men in uniform, a fan of Hawaiian shirts, untidy teenagers, characters looking to improve themselves, a young girl with wings, a modern-day Cleopatra, and a curious fortune teller.
These stories all go to show what can be done with a prompt, a few hours, and a colourful imagination.
My thoughts – This is the second collection of Morgen’s work that I have read, the first being A Story A Day May Collection This one is equally as good as the first one I read.
This book continues in the same theme, with each written piece being inspired by a daily prompt. The stories cover such a wide range of topics and the collection really showcases what a good writer Morgen Bailey is.
Purchase Links – The Fifty 5pm Fictions Collection