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Flash Fiction Magazine - Issue 1 Kindle Edition
This enthralling anthology of flash fiction features very short stories ranging from a paragraph to one or two pages. Flash Fiction Magazine has compiled a sterling collection of exceptional contemporary examples of this unique fictional form covering a wide range of ideas and genres, from literary to romantic to humorous to horrifying.
Exploring the last moments before a death, the heartache of unrequited love, the sweet high of revenge, or the sad truth about human obsolescence, these brief tales touch briefly but profoundly on who we are, the ways we commit, the ways we move on, the ways we get by—sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, sometimes deeply emotional, and always remarkable.
Hertha Richardt, Simon Hole, Raji A. Samuel, Brandon Salkil, Lee-Ann Khoh, John La Briola, Stephanie Hutton, Judy Salz, Kevin Marchand, Judith Lechner, Perry McDaid, Anthony Merklinger, Tom Hadrava, Christopher Perry, Matt Handle, Simon Brown, William T. Vandegrift, Jr., Jonathan Shipley, Angela Trevino, Aaron Blake, B. T. Cata, Daniel Pereyra, Fran Scott, Rafe Somerton, Denny E. Marshall, Kathryn H. Ross, Sarah Bakewell, Aaron Webster, Michael Pikna, Phil Mullins, Jillian Tan, Gabrielle Nelson, Manorville Jackson, J Hardy Carroll, Ron David, John Davis, Jr., Hasen Hull, Patricia Pinto, Marcio Saito, BAM, Sivan Pillai, Jennifer Dillard, Emma Stough, Dave James Ashton, Maria Kelson, Miles Varana, Alyson Faye, Karin Terebessy, Nicole Byers, Evan Sheldon
- ASIN : B06WRX24ZL
- Publisher : 101 Words, LLC (February 19, 2017)
- Publication date : February 19, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1896 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 129 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #863,660 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Disclaimer: I was given an advanced copy of this publication in exchange for an honest review.
Other favorites include:
Don't Text and Drive by Angela Trevino
Chaos by A. B. Morrison
The Appointment by Daniel Pereyra
Living in the Now by J. Hardy Carroll
Phone Number by Marcio Saito
The Garden of Saints by Jennifer Dillard
Really no bad stories here at all as there are in some collections.
Buy it! Enjoy it!
Another good thing about short stories is that I can read the book in my leisure time, they are independent and not a collection of threads to be read over days, weeks, or many books, it is much simpler times.
Like other reviewers, I also searched for a common theme in the book. There are stories about stress and anxiety caused by technology, aging, fear of dying, the fantastic, silly stories that made me laugh, and touching stories that made me teary. To me, what is common in the book is the humanity, the ability to say so much with few words, and the desire to tell a good story. To all the talented and aspiring writers in the book, my best wishes, and hope you will keep writing for the benefit of us readers. In my opinion, even J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series got better in her later books, so keep writing!
Some favorites included:
From Roger with Love
The Pretty Roses
Don't Text and Drive
Operator (my favorite opening sentence)
Tastes Like Grappa
For those who are not familiar with the genre, flash fiction is typically considered to be stories of no more than 1,000 words. Flash Fiction Magazine, and its sister publication, 101 Words, are online flash magazines and the source of this curated list of 50 stories. It includes flash stories that are exactly 101 words as well as longer pieces up to the 1,000 word limit.
Flash fiction is a challenge both to write and to read. With a maximum limit on the length of the story, a reader is not going to be handed everything on a platter with all themes, motives, descriptions and rationales neatly outlined and prettied up with a bow. Some stories are easier to read than others. On the other hand, if you are a reader who enjoys engaging with the stories you read, then this anthology is for you. I found all of the stories enjoyable. Being short, these are the kind of stories you can easily read multiple times. The very best works will reward you with new layers of meaning and nuance with every new read.
There is no common theme to the stories in this book. They are, on the whole, more literary in nature and deal with themes and ideas that will be familiar and appeal to a wide audience. With that said, SF and fantasy get a few places at the table as well.
If you like good fiction, consider giving this a read. Those familiar with the flash fiction genre will not be disappointed. If you have never read this kind of work--what's stopping you?
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I downloaded this book, but I’m quite satisfied with the range of stories contained here. There truly is something for everyone.
From a meth-addicted “dirty” cop, to a young widow struggling to take care of her child alone, the stories are interesting, heartbreaking, thought-provoking and downright unique. Definitely worth downloading and reading!
Top reviews from other countries
And what better way to showcase flash, than in anthologies.
Longer than a tweet but shorter than a chapter in a book, these are perfect in making you think, read again and want more.
An eclectic collection with something for everyone, ideal with a coffee on the bus or train!