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100 One Hundred Word Tales [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Hill
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Welcome to the wonderful world of drabbles!

A drabble is a piece of writing precisely 100 words long. A challenge to write, but fun to read, they often tell a tale with a twist or encapsulate an idea or emotion.

In this collection, perfect for dipping into in a spare moment, you’ll experience the full gamut of emotions, amusing and shocking twists, several mini-series of drabbles, and a surprise or two along the way.

And, true to drabble rules, everything in the book is exactly one hundred words in length, from the stories themselves to the foreword and this blurb!

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About the Author

Jonathan Hill burst onto the indie scene in 2012 and has been entertaining readers with his short stories and novellas ever since. He is probably best known for his humorous series of Maureen books, which chart the later years of quite possibly the world's most disaster-prone lady. He has also published several collections of short stories, which cover a whole range of genres. From slapstick humour to chilling horror via drama infused with raw emotion, Jonathan writes to entertain and move readers and provoke their thought. Since his discovery of the drabble, Jonathan has written a huge number of these 100-word stories. This is his first drabble publication. Jonathan lives in Manchester, UK. He loves to read and is a keen photographer and theatregoer.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1155 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jonathan Hill; 1 edition (25 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #349,959 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jonathan Hill burst onto the indie scene as an author in 2012 and has been entertaining readers with his fiction ever since.

After two years of writing short stories and novellas, he published his debut novel, FAG, a landmark in his writing career and, indeed, his life. The book, a stark insight into a 1930s boarding school for boys, is an exploration of important and strikingly relevant themes, some of which are intensely personal to the author himself.

The Maureen books, by contrast, are full of humour. The stories have received much praise, not only for their sheer entertainment value, but also for the way in which their comedy and poignancy are woven together.

His short stories cover a range of genres, from slapstick humour to chilling horror, via drama infused with emotion. He has published two eclectic collections and two 100-word fiction collections, one of which was written with his friend and fellow author, Kath Middleton.

Jonathan lives in Manchester, UK. He enjoys reading, photography and going to the theatre.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great variety 26 Aug. 2013
By Ignite TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'll confess to partiality here - I've recently become very keen on drabbles - one hundred word stories. When they are well done, the story is a little gem, often with an unexpected twist at the end. These are very well done. I intended to read one or two per session and to allow myself to digest them before reading more, but this is the ebook equivalent of a tub of Pringles. Once you pop, you can't stop! I confess to having read them all back to back but I know I'll have this on my kindle home page for a long time, just to dip into.

This book is the first I'm aware of with a collection of drabbles from a single author and I was impressed at the range of styles. We have gently amusing, outright funny, some rather risqué stories, dark horror and a number of moving and sad tales here. There's a lot of food for thought in some of them. I enjoyed the `linked' ones scattered throughout the book, on the same theme or with the same character.
I hope this book takes off because I'd love to see more drabble collections. They are the ideal `only got a minute' reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection 23 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This collection of complete stories, each 100 words long, is perfect when you're hanging out for a reading fix but don't have time to get involved in a complex plot. There is plenty of variety, which might suggest that there will be something for everyone - however, I enjoyed them all. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 100 great little tales 9 Mar. 2014
By Cathy
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In this collection of drabbles there is something for everyone including several "Maureen" drabbles which all her fans will enjoy. Some of the drabbles are amusing; some challenging and thought provoking; some are macabre; and "The History of Art Revealed" is laugh aloud funny. Needless to say, all are highly readable and entertaining written with style and panache.
Jonathan Hill succeeds in making each of the stories a perfect little miniature often with an unexpected twist at the end. Or, where the ending is anticipated, there is a satisfying sense of completeness.
This collection of drabbles makes ideal reading when circumstances prevent you from settling down to a full novel and for only £1 is remarkably good value at just one penny per story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection of Drabbles 14 Nov. 2013
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I like Drabbles, those little gems of stories with exactly 100 words.
The author has written a varied collection thus ensuring something for everyone.
Not all of the tales were to my taste but that is the whole point. The variety will
find favour with anybody and everybody. You can choose what you read, when you want to read it.
I took my time reading the collection, because initially, it became too easy to slip into the rhythm of one after another.
For me I preferred a quieter tempo.
It was fun.
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