Impending Disaster

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
28 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2018
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Author Biography

Colin Guest is a freelance writer whose latest book Impending Disaster is now on sale from various distributors. Apart from books he has had articles published in various online magazines, with one published in a UK expat magazine. In conjunction with Voyage media, Colin has written a pilot episode for what they think could be suitable for a television series. Colin also writes poetry. Several have done well in contests, with one made into a film. He once took part in a live American radio show, did a one-hour podcast re his writing and taken part in a number of online interviews. His latest was a radio interview with Lisa Burton, a gorgeous robotic interviewer. A newspaper in Colin’s hometown in England, UK, published an article on him and his writing. Colin is keen on environmental and wildlife issues. His pen name Tigerman, comes from his love of tigers, with his adopting one for the past twelve years. Colin lives in Istanbul with his wife, Gulden.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

Impending Disaster by Colin Guest is a short story that follows Ian, Mark and Jane on a nice day out that quickly turns calamitous. After their pilot loses control, their plane crashes and they are thrown onto a mountainside. Instantaneously, they are flung into survival mode as they attempt to navigate a descent to the bottom...but, inevitably, the mountain (and the forces of both man and nature) have other ideas. As a series of events creates a seemingly endless stream of bad luck, the trio works hard not just to save themselves, but a town at the mountain's basin that could potentially be flooded and the entire population of residents swept away to certain death.

Impending Disaster by Colin Guest was a pleasant companion as I whiled away a couple hours on the beach. As expected, it's a short story that takes a reader right in and continues with non-stop action until the end. It's not always easy for a writer to develop their characters when working within a smaller word count, but Guest does a great job of making them feel authentic. Brevity can also cause problems when multiple subplots come into play, but on that front Guest also had the skill to effectively keep pace and timing in line with his narrative. Whether you're spending an afternoon in an armchair or on a picnic blanket, this is a good piece of adventure fiction that is easy to recommend to readers who enjoy quick escapes into worthwhile stories.