ISSUE 49 PDF Þ Kindle Edition

ISSUE 49 PDF Þ Kindle Edition


  • Kindle Edition
  • ISSUE 49
  • J.D. Hughes
  • English
  • 10 June 2018

10 thoughts on “ISSUE 49

  1. Darcia Helle Darcia Helle says:

    It s not often that a plot twist takes me by complete surprise The twist in this story caused my jaw to drop Issue 49 is funny and creepy, well written, and totally entertaining.


  2. Clive Gerrard Clive Gerrard says:

    Everything a short story should be A good story about two lonely people finding love and just when you think you know where the plot is going, BAM The ending which I did not see coming.A thoroughly enjoyable read


  3. Susan Susan says:

    Issue 49 by J D Hughes Tobias has a big title for a little, boring job He finds himself single just in time for a midlife crisis He s become accustomed to mediocrity, perhaps even comfortable with it Women have always been a mystery to him and yet he feels socially obligated to keep giving it a try His one true passion is the Billy Bunter comics, which he started reading in his youth and which he collects as an adult.Much of the story is told in an even pace, reflecting the slow, yet stead Issue 49 by J D Hughes Tobias has a big title for a little, boring job He finds himself single just in time for a midlife crisis He s become accustomed to mediocrity, perhaps even comfortable with it Women have always been a mystery to him and yet he feels socially obligated to keep giving it a try His one true passion is the Billy Bunter comics, which he started reading in his youth and which he collects as an adult.Much of the story is told in an even pace, reflecting the slow, yet steady, trod of Tobias s life His meals are often some questionable frozen entree from the market He always shows up for work and gets his 8 hours a day in He dutifully shows up to dinner parties and awkward coffees that well meaning friends and family arrange so that he can meet a potential lady friend He s stumbled painfully all his life in the dating field and after so many years of awkward rejections, he s considering giving it up.Nearly 2 3 of the way into the story, we finally meet Trish who is noted in the description of the story so I don t feel spoilery mentioning her here They develop a true connection over old comics, including the Billy Bunter ones Pretty soon, Tobias has decided she is the one and he has to take the chance, possibly facing the greatest rejection of his life The pace of the story does pick up a little with Trish s entrance.And then we reach the end That was a surprise I wasn t expecting the ending Tobias and Trish both had a secret or two In retrospect, perhaps a savvy reader could have guessed Tobias s big secret But Trish s secret completely blind sided me Essentially, we had plenty of carefully laid build up concerning Tobias and his lonely life Then we have a very quick, whirlwind romance followed by BWAM The End I would have enjoyed this tale a littleif things had been drawn out a bitin the last third of the story.I listened to the free audio version of this book, which can be found at the author s website.Narration J D Hughes lets you know right away that this is his first attempt at narrating a story, so I won t judge him too harshly You can see he tried hard with the first few female voices and they felt forced and I think they were spliced in too By the time he comes to Trish s voice, he is muchconfident and her character s voice sounds natural Hughes also tossed in some music in between scene changes At first, this was nice as it totally matched Tobias s humdrum, just strolling through live existence But then as the story turns a little romantically exciting and then suspenseful, these little music clips stayed the same They no longer matched the tone of the story Over all, I think it was a decent first attempt and Hughes just needs some practice and polish


  4. Brandon Luffman Brandon Luffman says:

    Wow, I did NOT see that ending coming This was a very enjoyable story There were a few places that were a bit hard for me to follow I think this wasn t due to a real deficiency in the writing, buta result of differences in speech patterns between Brits and Americans.Overall, quite a good read, and very much worth the time In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I must be a bit vague here, but there were a few elements of the ending that I don t necessarily feel were needed However, they Wow, I did NOT see that ending coming This was a very enjoyable story There were a few places that were a bit hard for me to follow I think this wasn t due to a real deficiency in the writing, buta result of differences in speech patterns between Brits and Americans.Overall, quite a good read, and very much worth the time In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I must be a bit vague here, but there were a few elements of the ending that I don t necessarily feel were needed However, they didn t detract from the story in a major way I think they primarily served to push the twist ending into the realms of the truly bizarre.Good stuff


  5. Mark Gandolfi Mark Gandolfi says:

    Issue 49 is a true classic in the suspense horror genre It is funny and horrific by turns with a protagonist who we cannot help but feel for Tobias is a great character with a fairly unpleasant secret, but even in this short, we want him to succeed because his life is so awful.It has all the twists and turns you could expect in any short story and I would defy anybody to guess the end Excellent I will be buyingof this author.


  6. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this short read Creepy yet with added humour i really felt for Poor Tobias a lonely man who collects comics and who doesn t have much of a social life, he craves some female attention but struggles with his awkwardness and past down falls Until he meets a woman who shares his interests in life and he couldn t be happier What could possibly go wrong This is a dark twisted tale with a shocking ending Great suspense and expertly written Brilliant.


  7. Flick Merauld Flick Merauld says:

    This is not my usual genre but I d read an extract from his new novel on his website and enjoyed it, so decided to see what else he d written Imagine a touch of Edgar Alan Poe blended with Neil Gaiman s humour and you get a slight essence of this story Very witty, very well written and very unexpected also strangely moving I now intend to download his novel, Northman.


  8. Jansen Hollum Jansen Hollum says:

    This is a terrific read The writing is of a very high standard and reads like a mix of Stephen King and M.R James If you want a funny, horrific short story then this is the one to go for The main characters are splendidly drawn and the story had me guessing right until the end Classic stuff Excellent.


  9. Lene Andersen Lene Andersen says:

    This surprised me Not because it s good I very much enjoy JD Hughes books , but because the ending was so wonderfully unique Get the audiobook narrated by the author download from his blog


  10. P.S. Winn P.S. Winn says:

    Tobias and Trisha each have their secrets When they marry and the secrets are revealed the unimaginable happens in this amazing short story.


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ISSUE 49❰KINDLE❯ ❀ ISSUE 49 Author J.D. Hughes – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk ISSUE Tobias is a lonely man He collects vintage comics and finds it difficult to connect with women after many humiliations Until he meets Trish, the love of his life But all is not as it seems A da ISSUETobias is a lonely man He collects vintage comics and finds it difficult to connect with women after many humiliations Until he meets Trish, the love of his life But all is not as it seems A darkly comic short tale of love, loneliness and an obsession with Billy Bunter.


About the Author: J.D. Hughes

Ex writer director of promos and commercials, loving writing for the writing and not the pay which is fortunate since I rarely get any I enjoy reading and writing the impossible made possible and in my writing use the vitality of cross genre and magic realism to explore as many major themes as I can cram in, without slowing the storyline or plot development It s what makes me happy and keeps me relatively sane My son, when only five, asked me How can I be happy My answer was If what you are doing isn t working, stop doing it and do something else Not very clever perhaps, but anything else is madness FREE Chapters of my supernatural thriller AND SOON THE SONG here or if you want to prevent me from starving you could buy it fromhere UK Goodreaders can read FREE chapters of my cross genre novel, NORTHMAN, here or buy the full fat book here UK US Audiobook of my darkly comic short story ISSUE , narrated by the author me , here Currently working on a third cross genre novel which should be published within the year Many thanks to Goodreaders who have downloaded my stories and extra thanks to those who have reviewed them it s much appreciated Personal details I have a fondness for the Lumberjack song by Monty Python enjoy the Kaiser Chiefs, Nickelback and Gustav Holst I drink single malt Islay whiskey, like intelligent dogs, Casablanca , courageous people, classic cars, hot cross buns, F, Malta, Derbyshire, the Okenfenokee swamp of Georgia, Orson Welles, reading, mediaeval history, Blade Runner Director s cut , ghost stories, Haiku, Vikings and climbing small hills whilst pretending they are mountainsThere s other stuff.


10 thoughts on “ISSUE 49

  1. Darcia Helle Darcia Helle says:

    It s not often that a plot twist takes me by complete surprise The twist in this story caused my jaw to drop Issue 49 is funny and creepy, well written, and totally entertaining.

  2. Clive Gerrard Clive Gerrard says:

    Everything a short story should be A good story about two lonely people finding love and just when you think you know where the plot is going, BAM The ending which I did not see coming.A thoroughly enjoyable read

  3. Susan Susan says:

    Issue 49 by J D Hughes Tobias has a big title for a little, boring job He finds himself single just in time for a midlife crisis He s become accustomed to mediocrity, perhaps even comfortable with it Women have always been a mystery to him and yet he feels socially obligated to keep giving it a try His one true passion is the Billy Bunter comics, which he started reading in his youth and which he collects as an adult.Much of the story is told in an even pace, reflecting the slow, yet stead Issue 49 by J D Hughes Tobias has a big title for a little, boring job He finds himself single just in time for a midlife crisis He s become accustomed to mediocrity, perhaps even comfortable with it Women have always been a mystery to him and yet he feels socially obligated to keep giving it a try His one true passion is the Billy Bunter comics, which he started reading in his youth and which he collects as an adult.Much of the story is told in an even pace, reflecting the slow, yet steady, trod of Tobias s life His meals are often some questionable frozen entree from the market He always shows up for work and gets his 8 hours a day in He dutifully shows up to dinner parties and awkward coffees that well meaning friends and family arrange so that he can meet a potential lady friend He s stumbled painfully all his life in the dating field and after so many years of awkward rejections, he s considering giving it up.Nearly 2 3 of the way into the story, we finally meet Trish who is noted in the description of the story so I don t feel spoilery mentioning her here They develop a true connection over old comics, including the Billy Bunter ones Pretty soon, Tobias has decided she is the one and he has to take the chance, possibly facing the greatest rejection of his life The pace of the story does pick up a little with Trish s entrance.And then we reach the end That was a surprise I wasn t expecting the ending Tobias and Trish both had a secret or two In retrospect, perhaps a savvy reader could have guessed Tobias s big secret But Trish s secret completely blind sided me Essentially, we had plenty of carefully laid build up concerning Tobias and his lonely life Then we have a very quick, whirlwind romance followed by BWAM The End I would have enjoyed this tale a littleif things had been drawn out a bitin the last third of the story.I listened to the free audio version of this book, which can be found at the author s website.Narration J D Hughes lets you know right away that this is his first attempt at narrating a story, so I won t judge him too harshly You can see he tried hard with the first few female voices and they felt forced and I think they were spliced in too By the time he comes to Trish s voice, he is muchconfident and her character s voice sounds natural Hughes also tossed in some music in between scene changes At first, this was nice as it totally matched Tobias s humdrum, just strolling through live existence But then as the story turns a little romantically exciting and then suspenseful, these little music clips stayed the same They no longer matched the tone of the story Over all, I think it was a decent first attempt and Hughes just needs some practice and polish

  4. Brandon Luffman Brandon Luffman says:

    Wow, I did NOT see that ending coming This was a very enjoyable story There were a few places that were a bit hard for me to follow I think this wasn t due to a real deficiency in the writing, buta result of differences in speech patterns between Brits and Americans.Overall, quite a good read, and very much worth the time In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I must be a bit vague here, but there were a few elements of the ending that I don t necessarily feel were needed However, they Wow, I did NOT see that ending coming This was a very enjoyable story There were a few places that were a bit hard for me to follow I think this wasn t due to a real deficiency in the writing, buta result of differences in speech patterns between Brits and Americans.Overall, quite a good read, and very much worth the time In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I must be a bit vague here, but there were a few elements of the ending that I don t necessarily feel were needed However, they didn t detract from the story in a major way I think they primarily served to push the twist ending into the realms of the truly bizarre.Good stuff

  5. Mark Gandolfi Mark Gandolfi says:

    Issue 49 is a true classic in the suspense horror genre It is funny and horrific by turns with a protagonist who we cannot help but feel for Tobias is a great character with a fairly unpleasant secret, but even in this short, we want him to succeed because his life is so awful.It has all the twists and turns you could expect in any short story and I would defy anybody to guess the end Excellent I will be buyingof this author.

  6. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this short read Creepy yet with added humour i really felt for Poor Tobias a lonely man who collects comics and who doesn t have much of a social life, he craves some female attention but struggles with his awkwardness and past down falls Until he meets a woman who shares his interests in life and he couldn t be happier What could possibly go wrong This is a dark twisted tale with a shocking ending Great suspense and expertly written Brilliant.

  7. Flick Merauld Flick Merauld says:

    This is not my usual genre but I d read an extract from his new novel on his website and enjoyed it, so decided to see what else he d written Imagine a touch of Edgar Alan Poe blended with Neil Gaiman s humour and you get a slight essence of this story Very witty, very well written and very unexpected also strangely moving I now intend to download his novel, Northman.

  8. Jansen Hollum Jansen Hollum says:

    This is a terrific read The writing is of a very high standard and reads like a mix of Stephen King and M.R James If you want a funny, horrific short story then this is the one to go for The main characters are splendidly drawn and the story had me guessing right until the end Classic stuff Excellent.

  9. Lene Andersen Lene Andersen says:

    This surprised me Not because it s good I very much enjoy JD Hughes books , but because the ending was so wonderfully unique Get the audiobook narrated by the author download from his blog

  10. P.S. Winn P.S. Winn says:

    Tobias and Trisha each have their secrets When they marry and the secrets are revealed the unimaginable happens in this amazing short story.

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