Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves and my review for Witch Way and other Ambiguous Stories by Cathy Cade.

Congratulations to Cathy Cade on the publication of her short story collection Witch Way and other Ambiguous Stories and I am sharing my review for the stories.

About the Collection

Characters who aren’t all they seem – or are they? You decide.
A tale inspired by the White Rabbit, one set in the shadow of Vesuvius, and one in a garden pond.
Meet Mirlings and Brownies, a misguided confidante, an unlikely Samaritan, a trainee mortician, and a witch
…or not.

My review for the collection.

Cathy Cade has penned an eclectic collection of twenty-four stories with human and animal characters from this world and the next, and some that she has created with wonderful imagination. Some characters are endearing and others not quite so benign, but all are well crafted and developed within the stories which is sometimes difficult in a short story. Some characters are recurring through the collection, and others such as Shorty and Griller have a bigger role to play in the longer story set at Christmas.

I particularly enjoyed ‘Afterlife’ and also the humour that infiltrated some of the stories unexpectedly.

There is also some witty poetry and one of my favourites is ‘Fred’s Legacy’ about a camper van purchased with a resident dog and a mind of its own.

If you are looking for a collection of stories that are varied and entertaining then you will enjoy Witch Way.

Head over to buy the collection: Amazon US

And read the reviews: Amazon UK

Also by Cathy Cade

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Read reviews and follow Cathy: Goodreads

About Cathy Cade

Cathy lives with her husband and dogs, mostly in the Cambridgeshire Fens and sometimes across the fence from London’s Epping Forest. Following a career in libraries where creative writing opportunities were limited to annual reports, she now produces a different kind of fiction.

Cathy’s short stories have been published in ‘Scribble’ magazine and Chris Fielden’s ‘To Hull and Back 2018, Short Stories’. Her stories and rhymes also appear in the anthologies ‘Where the Wild Winds Blow’ and ‘A Following Wind’, from the Whittlesey Wordsmiths’ creative writing group (both available from Amazon.)

Her verse owes more to Pam Ayres than G K Chesterton. Examples can be found at Commaful (see and on WordPress at

Instead of budgets and report deadlines, her targets now involve wordcounts and competition deadlines, but she is having more fun.

Connect to Cathy

Website: Cathy Cade
Facebook: Cathy Cade Wordsmith.

Thank you for dropping in today and it would be wonderful if you could spread the news of Cathy’s latest short story collection.. thanks Sally.


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