Beyond The Rainbow's End

"That's lovely, okay, look this way, marvellous, hold it right there." I look around me to locate the source of the words ringing in my ears as I approach the grand, stately venue of this year's biggest event in the fashion calendar.

It crosses my mind that I might be about to stumble upon a fashion shoot as I enter the piazza, only to discover a group of amateur photographers jostling for pole position to get pictures of anyone among the cluster of people crowding the entrance who might be wearing something vaguely fashionable or different.

I stop and watch with amusement the parasites with their rocket-fuelled egos, posing and posturing for the camera-wielding onlookers and their ever-extending and retracting lenses.
 

Synopsis
"That's lovely, okay, look this way, marvellous, hold it right there." I look around me to locate the source of the words ringing in my ears as I approach the grand, stately venue of this year's biggest event in the fashion calendar. It crosses my mind that I might be about to stumble upon a fashion shoot as I enter the piazza, only to discover a group of amateur photographers jostling for pole position to get pictures of anyone among the cluster of people crowding the entrance who might be wearing something vaguely fashionable or different. I stop and watch with amusement the parasites with their rocket-fuelled egos, posing and posturing for the camera-wielding onlookers and their ever-extending and retracting lenses.
James Pitter was raised in the United Kingdom and began writing poetry, song lyrics and musical composition in his early teens. He works in the creative industry and earlier studied screenwriting, writing for theatre and creative writing in his spare time to develop his writing skills. Among his early credits were an invitation from Television Arts Performance Showcase (TAPS) to attend a script workshop to critique his first screenplay and his initial theatre play was performed on the London Fringe.

James Pitter has accomplished drawing in readers with his fine command of the English language and characterizations in his short story collection, Beyond the Rainbow's End. The five stories are unrelated, though each shows the complicated twists of human relationships. Most of them are intertwined with a spark of wit and sarcasm, demonstrating how people can find humor in frustrating situations or how they can bait others when flinging out their words, searching for reactions. The dialog is real, coming from gut emotions. The conversations are felt to be actual ones that might even turn heads in public as human frailties are exposed. James Pitter offers excellent descriptions of visuals and actions and gives us characters that make us wish we could continue our experience with them. I would look forward to another compilation of stories by this author.” Betty Mermelstein

James Pitter has written five short stories with a varying degree of types of style, all under the title name of “Beyond the Rainbow’s End.” Pitter takes the time to craft characters so quickly and efficiently so that we, as the readers, can relate to them and the experiences they have. The stories are short and snappy, so you would think that being able to build a character and plot in such a brief amount of time would be impossible, but Pitter excels. Since the stories are so short, I don’t want to give anything away, but I absolutely love each of the stories for the unique take on each scenario that is presented. Even though each plot is very different from the next and each has their own specific trait that makes it stand out, they are all cohesive pieces that belong together in this collection. I cannot wait to read more stories from Pitter!” Renee Spicuzza

A colourful and diverse selection of characters are cleverly observed in this book of short stories. I thoroughly enjoyed the Author's witty exploration of human behaviour, especially 'Opposite Directions' and one of my favourites 'A Digital Immortality'. Each story takes you on a journey with the characters, and you are able to absorb their relationship with themselves, others, and their environment. I would highly recommend this book and will be looking out for more of James Pitter's work.” Amy

“Beyond The Rainbow's End' is an entertaining collection of five short stories artistically crafted with different genres beautifully woven with different emotions of characters and their journey through life. This captivating book has something to read and indulge in for everyone. 'The Morris Winthrope Reports' is a journalists take on different celebrities and their behavior. 'A Digital Immortality' is about scientist Dr. Ingram and his experiments carried out into the human brain after designing of a computer program emulating the human brain. 'The Brunch Brats' pulls its readers to the table of socializing expats and their married life conversations'. The next story 'Opposite Direction' tells us about travelers on board of a minibus facing delay to their destination due to the direction taken by their driver, where as 'The Secrets We Hide' is a journey through Harriet's life, exposing her long kept secret. It is very talented of author James Pitter to describe events of each story in a gripping narration with great finesse, showcasing his mastery over language and its nuances. 'Beyond The Rainbow's End' is definitely one of the most intriguing reads, perfect for a relaxed vacation. Highly recommended to all those looking for mystery, science, humor, secrets and different flavors of life in one good read because variety is spice of life!” Eishinas

“An accomplished book for a debut author. James captures the essence of his characters and brings them to life with a skill usually reserved for seasoned writers. From the hilariously ironic exploits of an expat community in The Brunch Brats to a sinister tale about mind uploading in A Digital Immortality, James displays a deft ability to switch effortlessly from one genre to another with ease. I have no hesitation in recommending this book and look forward to reading more from James Pitter.” Dan