“A short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.” Stephen King
Opus22 is an original anthology from the newly formed Melius Scripto Press, a small publisher born out of an International community of both experienced and emerging authors and editors. It’s an eclectic collection of stories, across genres and styles, with a common theme. The collection comprises of 22 stories. Each one is about or mentions the theme Piano.
From reminisiscence and regret to genuine horror this collection has been thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. I won’t review each story but my personal favorites and worthy of mentioning are
The poetic prose of Akira Fuyuno’s Chocolate Soup.
The Dystopian fantasy of Wayne Meyer’s Sonnet of the New Dawn.
The dry satire of Michelle Freson’s domestic noir, The Final Supper
The engrossing depths of Lazarus Gray’s The End of Love
The vivid and shocking imagery of Deacon Gray’s Requiem for a Liar
Despite choosing the above stories, I can honestly say I enjoyed every single one, despite length and genre. Some are steeped in nostalgia and romance, others are traditionally crafted in their genre. If you’re a reader that enjoys anthologies, you’re going to love Opus22.