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Half a Dozen Star Jumps A Woodpecker Who Creates Sculptures For The Opera Singer He Adores, A Sculpture That Collects The Thoughts Of The People Who Touch Him, Ghosts Of Owls That Portent Death In The Castle, A Secret Night Time Visitor Finding His Own Way To Say Goodbye, Mobile Phones That Metamorphosize Into Fruit On The Strike Of Midnight And Help Stitch A Marriage Back Together And The Last Survivors On Earth On The Moon.Metaphysical, Anthropomorphological, Spiritual And Fantastical This Collection Of Short Stories Stretch And Bend The Imagination, Explore The Nature And Endurance Of Love Across Time And Across Space And See How Frictions Can Create Fractures.

10 thoughts on “Half a Dozen Star Jumps

  1. says:

    Half a dozen really well written and surprising short stories in a collection that is full of variety Emotion slips in between the lines and the stories bring a feeling of freshness and discovery The author obviously loves words and combines them in lyrically satisfying ways Normally I pull out some lovely turn of phrase or another for illustration but this collection is full of them, they greet you with each page turn And every story offered something new The tenderness in the first story, Half a dozen really well written and surprising short stories in a collection that is ful...

  2. says:

    I read Half a Dozen Star Jumps in one sitting A most entertaining read All the stories are very fresh and different It sparks your own imagination If asked I would not be able to pick a favourite but I particulary liked B...

  3. says:

    I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.This is a collection of six short stories by Helen J.Biel.The stories do not fit neatly into any one genre but they all share the same lyrical style of storytelling.It is very short,only 56 pages.I would give this book 4.5 stars if I could.I would give it the full 5 stars but there was just so few stories that it left me wanting .The stories cover a fairly wide range of subjects.There is a classic haunted castle story.The tale of the last humans looking d I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.This is a collection of six short stories by Helen J.Biel.The stories do not fit neatly into any one genre but they all share the same lyrical style of storytelling.It is very short,only 56 pages.I would give this book 4.5 stars if I could.I would give it the full 5 stars but there was just so few stories that it left me wanting .The stories cover a fairly wide range of subjects.There is a classic haunted castle story.The tale of the last humans looking down on the dead Earth from their home on the Moon.A son who looks for something he can do to make his parents remember him when he leaves home.Cell phones that undergo a magical transformation and help to bring a failing marriage back together.A story of loss and moving on as to...

  4. says:

    I received this book as a prize on goodreads.This book is a collection of easy to read, quirky short stories Each story is set in a world that is almost, but not quite, real yet manages to feel very real.

  5. says:

    Only a few stories in this volume but they are really well written and engaging I will definitely be looking out forby this author.

  6. says:

    Six short, but fascinating stories My personal favorite would have to be The Jigsaw Fairy I think It s a tough choice as I really liked all of them.

  7. says:

    Half a Dozen Star Jumps by Helen J Beal is a collection of six short stories.The first, The Sculptor s Muse is the story of an artist enchanted by a singer Red, black and white play a motif through this short and sweet story Inspiration comes in many forms and a muse can be a reciprocal thing.In the second, Blackberry and Apple Crumble , a young, married couple are hitting a few snags in their very new marriage This causes a lot of tension So when they discover that both their phones are Half a Dozen Star Jumps by Helen J Beal is a collection of six short stories.The first, The Sculptor s Muse is the story of an artist enchanted by a singer Red, black and white play a motif through this short and sweet story Inspiration comes in many forms and a muse can be a reciprocal thing.In the second, Blackberry and Apple Crumble , a young, married couple are hitting a few snags in their very new marriage This causes a lot of tension So when they discover that both their phones are missing, they are quick to blame each other Can the Christmas spirit and some delicious treats bring back the spark This is a humorous little story that defines the saying, You are what you eat Thirdly, there is The Jigsaw Fairy Dan ran away from home in the middle of the night three years ago when he was sixteen His parents were overly critical and unsupportive, so he just packed up and left One Christm...

  8. says:

    I received this book from Library Thing to read and review The focus of this short volume of short stories is love The author has given us ideas and manifestations of love to enjoy, mull about and reflect on The author also has an excellent way with words, with vivid descriptions and excellent word choices The book takes love beyond its normal scope, pushing the reader to do likewise Personally, because the book is so well written, I think it would appea...

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