Druid Dreams and Other Stories

Fiction - Anthology
176 Pages
Reviewed on 06/03/2014
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Author Biography

Alfred R. Taylor lives with his wife and two children outside of Orlando, Florida. He is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Central Florida where he graduated with a Master’s in English. He manages to find time to write when he is not too busy raising a family, working on the house, or paying his mortgage. He is presently working on his next novel titled Full Circle: Time’s Warden.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Come read a few thought-provoking and conversation-starting fictional stories about futuristic time traveling Androids, past life dreams, magic chain letters, apparitions, news media, afterlife, fate, life lessons, vampires, sorcery, and a bit of astrology! This collection of short stories introduces the reader to many different genres ranging from romance, fantasy, science fiction to historical fiction.

The author allows the reader to explore plausible and implausible scenarios in his collection of stories. For example, a plausible scenario can be found in the very first story of the book, Druid Dreams. A psychologist gains a patient who is having recurring nightmares. Not wanting to use medication, the psychologist explores EEG therapy and hypnosis to reveal a past life dream experience. With the technology, studies, and education of today, this story's concept could one day become a top news headline. An implausible scenario would be in The Most Valuable Lesson. A princess wanting to learn more enters a school in the guise of magically altering her appearance. While there, she performs a magic spell and creates a flying carpet. Even with a fictitious plot, a reader can pick out a life lesson within the story line's main theme which is very realistic - slavery is inhumane.

Druid Dreams and Other Stories by Mr. Alfred R. Taylor is a fascinating collection of short stories. With his ability to create multiple story genres, the author reaches out and captures the interest of many kinds of readers. Although each story is a short one and is written uniquely, each has the potential to be a novel on its own. The end of each short story comes way too quickly and will leave readers wanting to know more! The book is a great mixture of stories for young adults and adults to enjoy.