SHORT STORIES BY Raymond Holmes
Witnesses, both the title short story and the accompanying tales, immerse the reader into lives containing what can and can’t be explained: individual’s who face common life challenges; people who must prepare for death; and those who cross the thin curtain separating the two realms, refusing to leave behind unfinished business. Suspenseful, historical, futuristic and riveting, Author Ray Holmes creates stories and characters who will stay with you long after the the last page has been turned. —Bruce A Hanson, Award winning author of adult and children’s short fiction
"Raymond Holmes' debut collection of a dozen short stories effortlessly conjures up images of people and places, real and imagined. His writing style is approachable, clear and succinct, his plots original and full of unexpected twists and turns." Michael Joll, author of Perfect Execution And Other Stories
"Ray Holmes’ stories, whether comedic or tragic, plunge his readers into vivid slightly askew worlds, where violins hold memories, suitcases vanish, ghosts abound and death waits behind every door. After reading this story collection, you will never look at the everyday world the same!" — Nancy Kay Clark, editor/publisher of literary ezine CommuterLit.com and author of The Prince of Sudland: Escape from the Palace—an adventure novel for kids of all ages.