Author – J. Alchem
Rating – 4/5 stars
Number of Pages – 69
Publisher – Self Published (Amazon India)
‘The Highway Man’ is a short read comprising three short stories out of which one is soon to be a short film. The stories are touching and mesmerizing. If I have to pick one of my favorites, I would say ‘Catherine’.
Catherine is a story of a bestselling author who fell in love with his own character of the book. I love the beauty with Alchem created the characters of the story. It’s truly mesmerizing and I not only loved the story but also the way he composed it and portrays the character of the bestselling author.
The second story is ‘Sidzy; for a day’. The feeling I get after reading the story is every relationship should be same as of Jihan and Sidzy. ‘Sidzy; for a day’ narrates a story of a loving couple and the devoted love of them for each other. The third and the final story in the book is ‘The Highway Man’. The story keeps you wondering why he intends to do what he is doing and the revelation will make you emotional. ‘The Highway Man’ is a story of a mysterious man standing on a highway asking for a lift. But where is he going?
Writing a short story is a tricky affair, you have to tell the tale in limited words with completeness. There must be a start and there must be an ending and that too in those limited words and readers should get a feeling that they have sailed an ocean in minutes.
It’s a quick read and best part is it gives a feeling of fulfillment in space of limited pages. I recommend it to all the readers who wants to read something worth their time and penny.
J. Alchem is a voracious reader and a critically acclaimed author. He is the winner of StoryMirror- 2015 (a nationwide writing competition), NaNoWriMo-2015 & 2016, and superhero storyteller (2014).He has written in several magazines and newspapers and received the appreciation for the same. His stories have been published in numerous Anthologies such as Blank Space, Love Bytes, and Mighty Thoughts. He is actively involved in writing quotes and short write-ups which are often seen being circulated among the youth in Facebook, Whatsapp, and other Social networking sites.
Recently he has signed a contract for a short movie on one of his award-winning short stories.
You can reach to him at Twitter@authoralchem
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‘I received a copy from Author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’