Trials and Tribulations

A Collection of Flash Fiction Stories from Volumes I and II

Fiction - Historical - Personage
103 Pages
Reviewed on 02/25/2024
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Trials and Tribulations: A Collection of Flash Fiction Stories from Volumes I and II is a work of fiction penned by author Brian Keith Higgins in the short story anthology, historical fiction, and interpersonal drama subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience. Readers are invited to enjoy a gripping collection of flash fiction stories that delve into the lives of individuals facing life's misfortunes and challenges. Higgins takes readers on a journey through diverse settings, from the folklore-rich East Coast to the rugged adventures of the early West, and even explores the enduring impacts of wartime experiences. Through each tale, Higgins skillfully navigates the complexities of human nature, illuminating both the resilience and darker aspects of society. Each story offers an emotional rollercoaster ride as readers become intimately acquainted with the characters and their struggles.

Author Brian Keith Higgins has a remarkable talent for crafting vivid and compelling narratives that resonate deeply with the human experience, and doing so in such a short space of time is no mean feat. The diverse range of settings and characters showcased in the collection provided a rich tapestry of storytelling, offering insights into the myriad ways in which people confront and navigate life's challenges. Some of the personal highlights for me included ‘Mountain Lion’ and ‘Scars of War’, which offered some striking vignettes and suddenly poignant emotional impact. From tales of resilience and hope to darker explorations of human nature, each story captivated my imagination and evoked a range of emotions. Overall, Trials and Tribulations is a well-penned and beautifully curated collection that showcases the breadth and depth of Higgins' storytelling prowess, leaving readers both entertained and profoundly moved. I would not hesitate to recommend it.