An Altered Existence: Fictitious Stories About Faces from the Past is a newly released book from Melody that consists of 14 short stories, each inspired by a cabinet card altered by Melody and included in the book. Melody provided me with a copy to read and review and I am so please that she did. Each short story is an imaginative gem, touching on personal issues that I believe resonate with us all: family, birth, death, love, loss, and the like. The stories quickly captured my attention, so much so that at times I forgot that I was reading fiction. I fully enjoyed the sense of mystery that was part of many of the stories, a feeling that seemed so fitting given their inspiration. The stories range from about 8 to 18 pages each, and are the perfect length to read several in a single sitting.
Melody also happily offered me a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader of my blog. To be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Please make sure that I have your email address to notify you if you have won. Comments will be closed on Thursday evening 4/4 and the winner will be announced on Friday 4/5 on my Facebook page. Good luck!