I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.New York Shorties (An Anthology) by Aaron Bebo, Charlie Swirl, Kisha Green, Langston Hues
on January 5, 2017
Pages: 324 pages
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New York Shorties is a collective of short stories in which New York is the backdrop to each plot. Each author leads you into the mind state of a resident from The Rotten Apple. Each story will thrill you, engage you and without a doubt provoke thought. So tune out the loud sounds of the city, and tune into New York Times, in New York Shorties.
In the Bag Ladies, Aaron Bebo writes about the boosting game coupled with a very interesting Muslim character named Aaeesha, who is drawn into some drama that has an ending I didn’t see coming and neither does she. This story could have been a novel.
The second offering Money Bagzs by Philly Quarters is a story about a woman, who I thought was a man, and she gets caught up in a scheme that could cause her to lose everything she has worked hard to get after making a come up in her life.
This story was hard to follow at times, but with some editing, it could be fantastic. The story had a great twist at the end.
Third story Circumstantial DNA by Langston Hues was a very real look at how an evening out with the boys can turn south with serious repercussions for a young man who was only trying to have fun when he loses his wallet at a crime scene.
In Trust No One by Kisha Green, she means just that. Qadria Washington wishes she had followed that advice when her instincts keep trying to warn her and she doesn’t listen. This story was a no-brainer, and you can see the end before you get there.
While a couple of the stories show potential, I had real issues with the editing and grammar that took away from the stories. These problems need to be corrected, and if that is done, this can be a best seller. I hope these issues are fixed before the next installment New York Shorties 2 is published.
Reviewed by: Linda C