A Potpourri of Short Stories

Author: Mona Mohanty

Betwixt Twists and Turns: A Potpourri of Short Stories

Book Blurb:

Dragonflies are said to be harbingers of rain, but they may be much more for one unsuspecting woman. A household dog finds a reprieve when Grandma comes to stay. A young man stops by an ATM at night and finds himself encountering robbers-and a young woman who may not be what she seems. In Betwixt Twists and Turns, author Mona Mohanty presents a series of short stories born from random thoughts that popped up out of nowhere, overheard bits of conversation, parables of family lore, and anecdotes from friends. These tales come from a variety of viewpoints-an older woman who receives an unexpected telegram, a businessman who encounters what might be a ghost, and various animals sharing their impressions of human life. These stories vividly capture the routine of existence-but with a surprising twist. This collection of short stories set in India features tales with unexpected outcomes from a wide range of perspectives, both human and animal.

My Review:

Thia book pleasantly surprised me. This is an anthology of stories that revolve around the basic hum drum of life, or so you will think till you come to the end. Each story has an end with the most wonderful twists. This book truly is a potpourri of stories as the stories range from love to horror.

One of the favorite stories was written from the point of view of a dog. It was so subtle, that it took me a few paragraphs to realize that the pov was so different.

Each story is quite different than the last, so when you are reading it, you have no idea what would happen next.

On the flipside, I found the twist of two to three stories quite similar in nature and theme.

The writing style was immaculate.  In fact, it was the style coupled with the twists at the end that made the reading this book so enjoyable.