I asked on Twitter recently for some funny books to cheer me up during lockdown and author Helen Laycock replied with two short story collections, I bought them both. This book is available to buy onAmazon
Let’s face it. Things go wrong. And we’re not always proud of what we do. Between these covers is a veritable confession box of revelations. Some might well be fictional. Others possibly… maybe… probably have a nugget of truth in them. But for legal reasons, let’s just call them stories, shall we? Wink, wink.
I love reading short stories, they’re something you can fit in when you don’t have the time to read something longer, (or an excuse to start a new book when you have many of the go). This collection features stories that could be true, at the end of each story there’s a little rating of how true they are. They are fun, perfect stories that will definitely lighten your mood.
I couldn’t pick a favourite really but not being a cat fan I enjoyed the story ‘Letting The Cat Out Of The Bag’ and the story about making a courgette pie when you don’t have the right ingredients, ‘A Recipe For Disaster.‘ There’s a story about a lady who grows a tail as part of an experiment, ‘Lab Work Needed.’ And one about a lady desperate to go to the toilet during a dinner party, ‘That Sinking Feeling’.
They are so funny! If you need a pick me up get this book. I enjoyed all of the stories and I was quite sad to get to the end of the book. But it’s OK I have another collection by Helen Laycock to read.