Embers

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Ten twisted tales of courage and comeuppance

“Up in the attic, amid spiders and dreams, I am unsure where to start. Sorting through everything seems an insurmountable task…”

From the author of The Blue HourThe Day I Nearly Drowned, and Bird WingTaste and She Had Met Liars Before comes a new short fiction collection.

A brutalised partner; a power-wielding cashier; an arrogant interviewee – Embers (and Other Stories) features tales with a twist. Descriptive, incisive and unique, these stories explore the challenges of contemporary life and the human condition.

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She Had Met Liars Before

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Beautifully written – filled with descriptive, sensory text.” – AWC, Furious Fiction.

“Collins is able to make ordinary struggles emotionally poignant and powerful.” – Mad Hatter Reviews

From the author of The Blue Hour, The Day I Nearly Drowned, and Bird Wing, comes a new short fiction collection.

A defiant pensioner refuses to move; a young woman dreams of freedom; a teenager harbours a secret. Dreena brings us six powerful stories of endurance.

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Taste

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She is a monster of the short story format.” – Simon Gary, author.

Dreena Collins picks six of her best short stories for the modern world for you to sample.

Tales of love, loss – and revenge

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Collected

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Dreena Collins simply paints with language.” – Simon Gary, author.

This omnibus edition, Collected, brings together the complete stories from the first three volumes by Dreena Collins, and features additional, bonus material.

The Blue Hour: a collection filled with lost voices and authentic characters waiting to be heard.

The Day I Nearly Drowned: an exploration of the challenges faced by ordinary people, at pivotal moments in their lives. A father is reunited with his daughter; a woman attends a funeral; a child almost drowns.

And Bird Wing: a powerful flash fiction collection exploring love, loss – and revenge.

Collected: Short Stories for the Modern World.

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Bird Wing

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Dreena’s third collection of short stories is available now.

A young woman struggles to read; an elderly man stares at the sky and contemplates loss; a niece plots murder on the bus.

Often tender, sometimes uplifting, always relatable – these tales explore the emotions and challenges that ordinary people strive to overcome.

Bird Wing contains stories shortlisted and long-listed in competitions including Flash 500 and Fish Publications.

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Sell Out Session

Festival of Words in Jersey – September 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended Dreena’s session at the Arts Centre in Jersey. It was a wonderful couple of hours. Your questions were enjoyable to respond to and your feedback was lovely. I hope to be back next year. In the meantime, relive the moment in the video opposite.

The Day I Nearly Drowned

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Dreena’s second collection of short stories was released on 1st June. The collection contains 15 new stories including stories listed in the Bridport Prize, Retreat West and Fish Publications annual competitions. This powerful and emotive story collection addresses themes such as missed opportunities; mental health challenges; family breakdown and abuse  all touched along the way with humour, love and luck – and even a rescue dog
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‘The Blue Hour’ – Book Review

 Read the latest review of ‘The Blue Hour’ by Georgie Bull
 

‘The Blue Hour’ Hits the Shelves

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On Sunday 13th January, 45 people attended the Jersey Opera House to celebrate the launch of Dreena’s first short story collection.

There were refreshments, readings and book signings.

It was an entertaining afternoon and Dreena is excited that her first book is now available to buy in paperback and ebook format through Amazon.

She Had Met Liars Before

Six very short stories of strength and survival.