I was recently contacted by Pixel Hall Press to see if I'd like to review any of their publications. I was quite intrigued as they seem to be publishing some interesting things.
This is what they have to say about themselves:
Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house whose focus is on discovering literary gems and great stories that might have otherwise been overlooked.
Our mission is to publish books and short stories that energize the imagination and intrigue the mind, and to be a conduit between readers and provocative, stimulating, talented authors.
You can find out more at their website http://www.pixelhallpress.com
They kindly sent me one of their short stories to review, La Belle Femme by
Told in the present tense, the story is that of Moira Walsh and Alan Power. Moira and Alan are having an affair, but neither of them are really sure they want to any more.
The story was immediate and well-painted, full of vivid descriptive detail. The story is in many ways an anti-romance and this gave it an interesting edge and bite. It invites you deep into two people's lives and for a brief time shows you all that is most important about them.
It creates a diverting little picture of human relationships in the raw, and feels very authentic for that. And it leaves some questions open at the end, which again felt very real.
It was a great short read and it's good to see publishers getting behind short stories like this.
If you want to find out more about Pixel Hall Press do have a look at their website. You'll find individual short stories, collections of stories, and novels.
You can find out more about Áine Greaney here.