At the moment I have two books on the go:
In All Probability by Steve Morris
In All Probability contains thirty short stories based on some bizarrely backfiring scenarios.
Each story is short enough to fit neatly into your coffee break or into the bus ride home.
From the Author:
Life isn’t about clean-cut glossy heroes who always send baddies packing and end then up smugly walking off into a happily-ever-after sunset.
Life is about real people just like you and me who slip on randomly (or sometimes it would seem strategically) placed banana skins. It makes one wonder just if someone somewhere is having a good laugh at us all. This book is about how the course of life can be determined by a single event or a single throw of the dice along the way.
As time goes on, and as technology evolves, the distinction between science and science-fiction begins to blur. In All Probability does not contain science fiction tales but rather those of science “what-ifs”.
(Amazon.co.uk Product description)
Book of Lost Threads by Tess Evans
Tender, funny and memorable, Book of Lost Threads is a story about love and loss, parents and children, hope, faith and the value of simple kindness.
Moss has run away from Melbourne to Opportunity on the trail of a man she knows only by name. But her arrival sets in train events that disturb the long-held secrets of three of the town’ s inhabitants: Finn, a brilliant mathematician, who has become a recluse; Lily Pargetter, eighty-three-year-old knitter of tea cosies; and Sandy, the town buffoon, who dreams of a Great Galah.
It is only as Moss, Finn, Lily and Sandy develop unlikely friendships that they find a way to lay their sorrows to rest and knit together the threads that will restore them to life.