Hugh W. Roberts has announced the lineup of 28 short stories for his new book, Glimpses, which is being published on 1st December, 2016 and will be available for the first time at the LLandeilo Book Fair. After years of successful blogging and writing, at last you can get a published work of this talented man.
Source: #Glimpses – The Short Story Lineup - by Hugh W Roberts

#Glimpses – The Short Story Lineup

"I’m jumping with joy because I’d like to announce that Glimpses, my first collection of short stories, will shortly be available to pre-order."
Glimpses - The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Thursday 1st December 2016. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Glimpses – The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Thursday 1st December 2016. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016.
The Kindle version of Glimpses will be available to download from Tuesday, 6th December 2016 and will be available to pre-order within the next few days.
The paperback version of Glimpses will be available to buy on Amazon from Thursday, 1st December 2016.
The book is made up of 28 short stories, many of which have been rewritten for the book; some with different endings to those previously published on my blog.
Here’s the complete lineup with a synopsis for each of the stories that will appear in the book.
01. Last Train To Aldwych
Genre: Ghost
A journey on the London underground takes Grace Simmons to an annual encounter with a ghost she always meets at Aldwych Station on the same date every year. However, with the prospect of further meetings never being able to take place, Grace must ensure that this final meeting is one where she and the ghost will never part.
02. Welcome To The Hotel Of Change
Genre: LGBT
Mark and Jeff are on holiday and arrive at the same hotel they’ve been visiting for many years. Mark, who dislikes change of any kind, is both shocked and sad to see that everything at the hotel has changed. However, it’s not only the hotel that has changed.
03. Silent Night
Genre: Horror
It’s Christmas Eve and Lucy is on the run from a creature that has killed her boyfriend and friends. As the creature catches up with her, can a weapon from an unlikely source stop the creature in its tracks?
04. The Bridegroom
Genre: Drama
Part one of a four-part murder mystery. Jonathan finds it difficult to concentrate on the day ahead. Will Matthew, his best man, ensure Jonathan makes it to the church on time?
05. The Wedding Dress
Genre: Drama
Part two of a four-part murder mystery. Sarah has seen the perfect wedding dress for her upcoming  marriage to Jonathan and takes every opportunity to wear it before her big day. However, a dark secret threatens to ruin her day.
Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses
06. The Stag Party
Genre: Drama
Part three of a four-part murder mystery. It’s Jonathan’s stag night and Matthew has arranged the perfect weekend for a group of their friends to celebrate in Brighton. The following morning, Jonathan is feeling guilty, but is he really regretting what happened the night before?
07. Mother Of The Bridegroom
Genre: Drama
Part four of a four-part murder mystery. Maria Taylor sits patiently at home waiting for an important delivery. Having found out that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she seeks nothing but revenge.
08. Blackout
Genre: Comedy
Ethan Evans thinks he may be dead, but an angel appears before him and tells him something he’ll find embarrassing for the rest of his life.
09. The Truth App
Genre: Science Fiction
A group of unsuspecting bloggers become the victims of a terrifying new app which threatens to wipe out humanity from Planet Earth. In a rush against time, the son of one of the bloggers does all he can to ensure the app is wiped from the face of the planet. However, somebody is out to stop him and they have a mysterious power helping them.
10. The Rose Wish
Genre: Science Fiction
Bryan and Marcus unearth a strange metal box which has an odd inscription on the inside of its lid. Not taking their find seriously, the two young men travel back in time and come face to face with a shocking secret.
Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses
11. Rusty
Genre: Drama
Rusty and Richie start arguing inside the dressing room of a nightclub where Rusty is due to go on stage and perform. Richie does all he can to try and persuade Rusty that her days of cabaret have come to an end. However, Rusty is having none of it and will do anything to remain a star of the stage.
12. Gloria’s Chest
Genre: Fantasy
Come and meet Gloria, who wants to take you on a journey that you’ll never forget. Some of you may even make a return visit, but don’t forget to bring Gloria a certain gift as, without it, you may never actually meet her.
13. The Easter Bunny
Genre: Horror
Denise makes the biggest mistake of her life when she promises Daphne, her young daughter, an Easter Bunny soft toy and an Easter egg. Daphne is not at all happy with what the Easter Bunny brings her and, after taking revenge, visits the shopkeeper who unwittingly allowed the terrifying events to unfold.
14. Needles
Genre: Horror
A trip to the surgery of Dr Sinhah to undergo dental and eye treatment is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare for Deborah. She may have had a wonderful holiday out of the money she has saved herself, but something terrifying from the surgery she’s had travels back home with her.
15. D-Day: Tuesday, 6th June 1944
Genre: Science Fiction
Stuart Blackburn is sent on a mission to the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War Two. He’s failed the mission several times and this is his last attempt to get things right. Will he succeed this time?
Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses
16. I Believe In Father Christmas
Genre: Supernatural
On Christmas Eve, a young boy faces dire consequences for telling his little sister that there is no Father Christmas. What happens to him during the night, is something he’s going to have to live with for the rest of his life.
17. What If Summer Never Arrives?
Genre: Fantasy
Three of Mother Nature’s daughters are not happy. Their sister, Summer, has failed to show up in the northern hemisphere. However, when a human contacts the family to complain, Mother Nature is prepared to give Summer a second chance, much to the dismay of her other daughters.
18. The Fence
Genre: Science Fiction
When asked to fix a hole in the garden fence by his wife, Neil discovers a strange new world which contains a mysterious young girl. She’s terrified of something on her side of the fence and Neil has to make an immediate trip through the hole to try and save her. However, not everything is as it seems in this strange new world and Neil now faces something shocking he needs to get both he and the girl away from. Will he be able to save them both and make it back to the other side of the fence?
19. Lipstick
Genre: Horror
Amy is delighted when she saves some money by buying her favourite lipstick from an online auction site. Plagued by some bugs, which Amy takes great delight in squashing with her stiletto heeled shoes, nature is about to turn the tables on an unsuspecting Amy.
20. Ticket to ‘Where’
Genre: Science Fiction
Annie Campbell buys a mysterious rail ticket out of some money left to her by her late husband. Boarding the train, she has no idea where she is heading and a mysterious ticket inspector is of no help in telling her what to expect. But what lies ahead for Annie is the romance and love she so desperately misses. Is she about to find happiness again?
Hugh reading Glimpses
21. The Gingerbread House
Genre: Horror
Two children get the chance to bake their mother the perfect birthday cake. Taken from a recipe book, the gingerbread house proves a huge success at the birthday party. But, the perfect birthday is about to turn into a terrifying nightmare.
22. The Tower
Genre: Drama
Marcia Dumplin believes she’s an international movie star. On the set of a new horror movie, directed by Fred Dinnick, who does everything he can to satisfy his leading lady, the upcoming director shows Marcia the scenery for her final scene of the movie. What will Marcia’s reaction be?
23. Marcia Dumplin’s Biggest Hit
Genre: Drama
Marcia’s back and, this time, Fred Dinnick takes his leading lady to the location of his next big movie. However, even before filming begins, an unsuspecting Marcia is about to have her biggest hit on her hands.
24. Angels Of Heaven And Hell
Genre: Thriller
Marco finds himself at a car boot sale on a wet Sunday morning. Olivia hasn’t sold anything for over an hour. Can she persuade Marco to buy a painting off her that has brought her nothing but bad luck?
25. War Of The Roses
Genre: Science Fiction
Aubrey is deeply in love with Professor Huntley, who has grown a new species of rose which he has named after her. She desperately wants the professor to fall in love with her, but his love comes with a shocking consequence.
Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses
26. The Cake Decorator
Genre: Thriller
Edna Butterwick’s new cake decorating class proves to be the perfect place for Mary, However, Edna becomes concerned when Mary fails to turn up for the final class and is totally unaware that she’s helped Mary in more ways than she thinks.
27. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
Genre: Supernatural
Have you ever wondered what the last thing you’ll see before you die will be and if there really is a life after death? Come on a journey with somebody who can provide you with the surprising answers.
28. The Library
Genre: Science Fiction
Set in the future, a teacher takes her pupils to a library, where she reveals the truth behind the disappearance of trees.
There will be lots happening for the launch of the book including a competition to win some great prizes.
Watch this space for more details.