Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Multigenre – Comes this Time to Float: 19 Short Stories by Stephen Geez

Today my review is for a collection of short stories reflecting the human condition in all its glory and potential for loss – Comes this Time to Float: 19 Short Stories by Stephen Geez

About the collection

Prepare to think as you explore these wildly disparate literary short stories by author, composer, and producer Stephen Geez. Avoiding any single genre, this collection showcases Geez’s storytelling from southern gothic to contemporary drama to coming-of-age, humor, sci-fi, and fantasy—all finessed to say something about who we are and what we seek. Some of these have been passed around enough to need a shot of penicillin, others so virgin they have never known the seductive gaze of a reader’s eyes. So when life’s currents get to pulling too hard, don’t fight it, just open the book and discover nineteen new ways of going with the flow, because NOW more than ever Comes this Time to Float.

My review for the collection June 4th 2022

This is a collection that touches hearts, brings old memories to the surface and provides thought provoking moments. Enhanced by images and individually introduced by the author, creating anticipation for the enjoyment to come.

Stephen Geez has a rich writing style that treats the reader to a beautifully detailed narrative bringing the settings of the stories and their characters into focus.

“Magician’s-box swords of sharp sunlight stab the gloom. Leaves turn and reach. An urgent rivulet slaps rocks. Water falls”.

‘The vapors would rise strong and true on this rare night when neither of the two moons dared show a shiny face to warn the emboldened tingle-winds back into the chasm where they bide.’

From the first story, about an unlikely sidekick of a superhero, to the poignancy of a red tractor in the middle of a field, the author ensures that you are fully engaged and ready to believe his characters have something to share that will reflect something in your own life.This makes the stories personal and relateable as we feel the loss, joy, love and the humour within them.

It is tough to suggest particular favourites, but Sidekick, Holler Song, Blind is Love, The Age-Eater and Time and Space touched me deeply.

Highly recommended as a collection of stunningly created vignettes about the human condition.

Read the reviews and buy the collection: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK

A small selection of other books by Stephen Geez

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More Reviews: Goodreads – Website: Stephen Geez – Website: Fresh Ink Group – Follow Stephen: Goodreads – Twitter: @StephenGeez – Fresh Ink Twitter: @FreshInkGroup – Voice of Indie Twitter: @VoiceofIndie

About Stephen Geez

Stephen Geez earned his undergrad and grad degrees at the University of Michigan. A composer, TV producer, publisher, graphic artist, and writer, he focuses now on novels, essay collections, short fiction, authors’ how-to under the GeezWriter brand, and scripts. Founding member of the publisher Fresh Ink Group, he works with a wide variety of authors to produce their best possible work. Watch for his essays, stories, books, and blog posts at Find him and his author friends at Fresh Ink Group Send him a note from his member page or the Contact Form.


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books…Sally


41 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Multigenre – Comes this Time to Float: 19 Short Stories by Stephen Geez

  1. Congratulations, Stephen! Thank you, Sally, for showcasing Comes This Time To Float. I thoroughly enjoyed his collection of short stories and reviewed it highly. ✨🎉✨

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  2. What a fabulous review for Stephen’s short story collection. This review reminds me I have this book. Now your review makes me want to drop everything and read it! Thanks for sharing, Sally, and congratulations to Stephen!

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  3. What an eclectic group of stories, Sally. Something there for everyone. And I love the passages you shared in your review. Beautiful language… aaaah. Many congrats to Stephen. 🙂

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  4. It’s great to see Stephen here! Wonderful review, Sally! This book looks like what we all need on the coffee table by the couch to open it often. “When life’s currents get to pulling too hard, don’t fight it, just open the book and discover nineteen new ways of going with the flow.” ❤

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  5. I’m not sure if my Kindle thanks you for this superb review, but I’ve just read the first story on Amazon, have bought the book and will have to read it today! xx

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