Out of Our Minds is a short story collection written by members of the North Texas Professional Writers Association. The authors are not out of their minds, but the stories are now out of their minds and in a book. There are 36 stories in this collection, so you'll find something for everyone.
There are sweet love stories, funny stories, stories that touch the heart and the mind. Some that will make you almost cry and some that will have you laughing out loud. There's murder, mayhem, romance, mystery, even poetry.
An Act of Mercy by Darrell D. Bartell was one that I especially liked. It has a great twist at the end.
Both A Matter of Taste by Charlotte Schreck Burns and The Excavation by Darrell D. Bartell made me laugh.
Broken Glass by LaNelle Pierce teaches forgiveness.
The Lifeline, also by LaNelle Pierce, made me want to cry.
These are only a few of the stories. I like short story anthologies because often I only have a few minutes to read at a time. With Out of Our Minds, I could read a story while taking a work break.
There is something for everyone. I liked all the stories. I listed some of the stories here just to show that there's a wide variety.
Check out Out of Our Minds and be sure to read the author bios in the back.
I give Out Of Our Minds a rating of Hel-of-a-Group-of-Writers.
Disclaimer: I was contacted by the North Texas Professional Writers Association about reviewing their anthology. Although I received the book for free, that in no way influenced my rating. As I said in the review, I like anthologies -- and this is a good one, IMO. Not only are there 36 stories, they're all different. I'm not sure, since I wasn't in on the creation of the book, but I'm assuming each writer could determine for themselves how their story fit the title of Our Of Our Minds. Having that kind of parameter means the reader gets a variety of topics, genres, characters, and plots. I'm sure some of you think I liked the book because of the title. You think Out of Our Minds is a book that totally fits me. Well, you're right. It not only fits me, it describes me.