The Sea Was a Fair Master

The Sea Was a Fair Master

"Connection. Disconnection. Loneliness. Love. Friendship. Murder. These are but a few of the elements of great horror, and Calvin Demmer expertly blends each one into his fiction?to a supremely devastating and unsettling effect"? From the introduction by Gwendolyn Kiste, author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe***The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 st "Connection. Disconnection. Loneliness. Love. Friendship. Murder. These are but a few of the elements of great horror...

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Title:The Sea Was a Fair Master
Author:Calvin Demmer
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:B07CT4KNB3
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:83 pages pages

The Sea Was a Fair Master Reviews

  • Jen (Book Den)
    Oct 14, 2018
    The Sea Was a Fair Master was such a fun read. I want more! The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 flash fiction stories. I have been toting these stories around for a few weeks now reading them when I had just enough time for bite size chunks. I'm going to have withdrawals...
  • Bark
    Jul 31, 2018
    This is a collection of little short stories or as they?re better known ?flash fiction?. There are 23 of them and when I realized how short they were I have to admit I was super worried that they?d be a waste of my time. I mean, I have trouble with a lack of a complete story in...
  • Brian Fatah Steele
    Aug 28, 2018
    Demmer has created a stunning collection of dark flash fiction, its horrors touching on sci-fi, noir, humor, and fantasy. Each tale is a glimpse into his fertile and macabre imagination, literary slivers that will keep you riveted. I highly recommend for fans of Richard Thomas or Harla...
  • Cassie Lola (holo.reader)
    Nov 05, 2018
    ?On these dark-blue waves, it is the sea who is judge, jury, and executioner. This is another realm, where forgiveness doesn?t exist as on land and where spirits do not find freedom among the clouds. Here, they ride the currents of forever.? Review on my blog here: https://le...
  • Mindi
    Jul 08, 2018
    This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. Flash fiction is fairly new to me. I don't read a lot of stories in magazines, and I'm beginning to think that I need to change that. I'm thrilled that Demmer and Unnerving Magazine released this book of his fl...
  • Audra (ouija.doodle.reads)
    Nov 05, 2018
    Short fiction isn?t as easy as it sounds. Sure, any old monkey can bang out a couple thousand words and call it a story, but to make characters breathe, worlds come alive, and themes resonate is no short order. And flash fiction: to create a well-rounded story? beginning, middle, a...
  • Char
    Jan 15, 2019
    THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER is a top notch collection of flash fiction! I have always thought that flash fiction consisted of stories that were only a few sentences long. For example: "The last man in the world heard a knock at the door." That type of thing. I was wrong. Apparently fl...
  • Donna
    May 28, 2018
    When I picked up this collection of 23 stories by the oh-so talented, Calvin Demmer, I thought I was about to read 23 short horror stories. Oh....people!! This is SO MUCH more than that!! In fact, these stories are the kind of stories that stick in your head and aren?t too quick to l...
  • Dianne
    May 21, 2018
    A talented author knows how to set the tone, the atmosphere and tell their story. In the case of author Calvin Demmer, he set that tone, that atmosphere and told several short stories without missing a beat! THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER is dark, edgy reading with hints of horror, the unbe...
  • Becca
    Dec 28, 2018
    Thank you so much to Calvin Demmer for sending me a copy of The Sea Was a Fair Master to review! Flash Fiction (flash fiction), noun.: fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety. difficult to write & yet Calvin Demmer nailed th...
  • Norrie
    Jul 13, 2018
    Writing short stories is hard, because you need to get your point across pretty quickly, but at the same time provide enough details that the readers won?t get bored out of their brains because of your dry ass wall of text. Writing flash fiction is even harder, but not for Calvin Dem...
  • Chelsea (chelsea.wilde)
    Jul 18, 2018
    This is a quick collection of flash horror and it is done right! Each story is unnerving in its own way, with some being left for you to draw your own conclusions. It?s an ideal blend of science fiction, horror and fantasy. An easy 5 stars for me and I?d recommend it to anyone! ...
  • Romi || Romi Reads
    Jun 01, 2018
    I have found a new favourite genre: flash fiction. For an impatient person, like me, it's perfect! Each story in The Sea Was a Fair Masteris only a couple of pages long, but contains everything you need in a story: suspense, well built characters and a nice plot twist. And talking ab...
  • Emily
    Aug 15, 2018
    The Sea Was a Fair Master was a fun collection! This was my first time reading a series of flash fiction, and I enjoyed it very much. I think it's a really great way to get a taste of what someone's writing is like. If you need a book to carry on the go, this is a perfect one to pick u...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Dec 31, 2018
    On these dark blue waves, it is the sea who is judge, jury, and executioner. I'd heard so much praise within the horror blogging circles I run over this collection that, when I was offered the chance to review The Sea Was a Fair Master, it was a no-brainer?I immediately said yes!...
  • Sunshine Somerville
    Jul 01, 2018
    This author never disappoints in coming up with unique, impressively well-written shorts. This collection of 23 stories has a little bit of everything ? from crime to love to androids to the worst English class imaginable. There?s a great balance of creepy, troubling, sometimes fun...
  • Kimberly
    Nov 30, 2018
    4.5 stars! THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER, is the first book I have read from author Calvin Demmer. There are 23 flash fiction stories in this collection, and--with only a couple of exceptions--I had assigned individual ratings of mostly five and four stars to each story. In a collection...
  • Krystal
    Nov 03, 2018
    Not gonna lie, this was actually a lot better than I was expecting! What can I say? I'm a skeptic when it comes to e-published authors. (Note: I just assume this hasn't been published in physical format. Sorry for my ignorance if it has!) So many people seem to write a complete stor...
  • The Grim Reader
    Jul 06, 2018
    Calvin Demmer?s debut collection features 23 stories in which the author leaves no stone unturned. Demmer runs the gamut of genre fiction and in doing so gives us a varied, often stunning journey through his imagination. Flash fiction is something that either works for you or it d...
  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Sep 09, 2018
    I'm not a stranger to flash fiction. I've written a fair amount of it myself just for fun. In fact, if you ever want to try your hand at it, Chuck Wendig hosts some great, themed Flash Fiction prompts and contests on his blog http://terribleminds.com/ramble/blog/ I'll also tell you, I...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 09, 2018
    I think The Sea Was a Fair Master is my first foray into reading flash fiction, and who knew that short, short stories could pack such a punch? I was also impressed with the mix of genres within these 83 pages. Fantasy, crime, horror, and science fiction, with themes that ran the g...
  • Candace Robinson
    May 12, 2018
    I normally am not a big fan of reading anthologies with short stories when they are by different authors because my level of liking the stories fluctuates. However, I have read several stories by Demmer and was excited to see there would be an anthology with only his written words. He?...
  • S.E. Casey
    Jul 02, 2018
    The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, spanning the depths of horror, science fiction, crime, and fantasy. The commonality here is the form: flash fiction, or stories that are 2,000 words or under. Flash fiction is not a rushed short story, nor is it simply an exce...
  • megs_bookrack
    Oct 10, 2018
    The Sea Was a Fair Master was so freaking fun to read! I have never read a flash fiction collection before and I wonder, are they all like this? Are they all so good? I am guessing probably not. Calvin Demmer is a master at this style! There are 23-stories within these 83-pages and...
  • Morgan K Tanner
    Jan 20, 2019
    I?ve read my fair share of flash fiction stories over the years, but this was the first collection I?d read from a single author. Flash fiction isn?t for everyone, but I?m a big fan. It?s not just because I have an extremely short attention span, though. There?s a skill ...
  • Tracy Robinson
    Aug 24, 2018
    Full review now available here: https://www.scifiandscary.com/the-sea... Man, that was a great read. I'll have a complete review up soon - for now here are my faves from this collection: Restroom Finds Underneath Revenge of the Myth The Sea Was a Fair Master The Guests...
  • A.K. Williamson
    Feb 21, 2019
    This flash fiction collection is incredible. Demmer has the talent of creating atmosphere and contrast, which makes his stories original and enjoyable to read. His stories create the perfect environment in which the reader?s mind creates the true horror. Demmer accomplishes this by n...
  • Reonie
    Jun 26, 2018
    The sea is a fair master is a collection of short horror stories. Very short stories. They are like little bite size appetizers. Each one with a different twist or some shock value. I?m very picky about horror, but this type of stories really appealed to me. There is some gore, b...
  • Steve Stred
    Dec 29, 2018
    Seriously, if you haven't read this yet, please change that. I snagged this some time ago, and it became my 'I'll read this next' book about twenty times. Why? God if I know. Now, what you'll find in this collection is tale after tale of minimal words with maximum impact. It's ri...
  • Turnthedamnpage
    Oct 12, 2018
    My goodness. I devoured this book of short stories in no time at all. I couldn't read fast enough and when I was done, I wanted more! My favorite haunt was "Restroom Finds." I would read that as a full novel! Really, all of them would catch my eye as novels but there's something very s...