The Last Shimmer
Short Stories,  Repeat Authors

The Last Shimmer

The Last Shimmer

The Last Shimmer is my latest read, and I must admit that I enjoyed it. 

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The Last Shimmer is a short read, being just 27 pages. But that doesn’t mean it is boring, by any stretch of the imagination. 

About The Last Shimmer 

In this middle-grade horror story, Tiger Lily Dander and her friend, Stacy, wake one morning to a world in which everyone they care about is missing, except each other. Together the girls must determine why their loved ones have disappeared before their menacing shadows succeed in robbing them of their joy and making sure they, too, vanish forever.

Thoughts on The Last Shimmer 

My first thought when I saw this book was amazement. In middle school, writing was the absolute last thing on my mind. Never even occurred to me at that age to explore writing or give it a try. Needless to say, I wanted to read what this little lady had to say! 

As I said earlier, it is a short book and can be read in place of the newspaper at breakfast. It is a simple, easy to follow, and enjoyable short story. I love stories like this, that are just long enough to hold my attention. 

If you’ve read my thoughts on Beautiful, Complicated Family, it’s easy to see why I enjoyed The Last Shimmer as well. Short stories and flash fiction have quickly become some of my favorite reads!

“There’s good and bad, light and dark, in each of us. We just have to accept it.” 

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Great Reminder! 

I love how this book reminds me that there is good and bad in every single person. It really isn’t black and white. We all like to think it is, someone is either good or bad. But it isn’t nearly that simple. If you’ve read my review of House of Sand and Fog, that is one of my favorite aspects. That people are not black and white, or good and bad.

The Last Shimmer reminded me of that. It also reminded me that no matter how bad life can be, there is always joy to be found. That is something we should never let go of. Never let anyone else steal your joy. Own it and make sure it shows! 

Final Thoughts

The Last Shimmer is definitely worth the read! It is something both adults and kids should read and serves as a great reminder that there is both good and bad in all of us. The real question is, which one do each of us want to be the bigger part? 

I am excited to see Sage Hyatt continue to grow and write! I know there will be a lot more great stories to come from this young lady. Keep an eye out for more!

About the Author

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The Last Shimmer author Sage Hyatt

Sage Hyatt loves to sing, make arts and crafts, and is a connoisseur of desserts and cute cat memes. She is author of The Last Shimmer, and her story “Psychopath Strawberry” was published in the June issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk. More of her tales can be found at Not Your Father’s Bedtime Stories.

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Sage Hyatt, Author of The Last Shimmer


Have you read The Last Shimmer by Sage Hyatt? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

Purchasing The Last Shimmer 

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More from Sage and Ryan Hyatt

Did you enjoy my review of The Last Shimmer? Need more great stories from the Hyatt’s to read? Here are my favorites!

Psycho Therapy (Ryan Hyatt)

Punk Ain’t Undead (Ryan Hyatt)

The Death of Rock and Roll (Ryan Hyatt)

Rise of the Liberators (Ryan Hyatt)

Bob’s Pest Control (Ryan Hyatt)

Enhanced (Ryan Hyatt)

Lot Lizards (Ryan Hyatt)

The Psychic’s Memoirs (Ryan Hyatt)

Stay Younger Longer (Ryan Hyatt)

The Initiates (Ryan Hyatt)

Worlds War One (Ryan Hyatt)

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  • Lizzy

    Wow, The Last Shimmer has my attention. I appreciate how you noted seeing the good and the bad in everybody. That’s an important lesson.

  • Melanie williams

    Ooo now I love my reading so I am always looking to add to the must read list. This horror sounds right my street, so I can’t wait to read xx

  • Doris Jean

    Congrats to this budding writer! I love the message behind this book and totally agree. People and situations are much more complicated than black or white! I also love the message of not letting someone steal your joy.

  • Lyosha

    I love stories about the lack of absolute good and bad in life. I need to read this one as well. bite-size fits perfectly with my evening as a part going to sleep routine

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