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It Happened in a Flash: An Anthology of 64 Bite-Sized Stories Kindle Edition
Step off the edge of a roof …
Dig up a grave at midnight …
Take advice from a fortune cookie …
Visit the last library …
Meet a bridge troll …
And more …
In one instant, like a bolt of lightning, a single impossible event changes a person’s life. And like the trace of lighting in the sky, each is unique and interesting.
These wildly different flash stories delight, astonish, scare, and inspire. Enjoy 64 delightfully eclectic tales. Like your flash fiction intriguing with a twist? Discover the diversity and check out “It Happened in a Flash”.
These stories are included:
Don’t Stop Believing – Joyce Sully
A Fresh Start – Troy Pennie
Nonsense – Katharina Gerlach
Fist-bump – Tuff Gartin
The Dare – Lexy Stanton
Unicorn – Ruth Sard
Queen of Swords – Moira K. Brennan
Liar, Liar – Barbara Lund
0—The Fool – Raven O’Fiernan
And Music Will Set You Free – Marya Miller
The Wisteria Princess – Nika Cantabile
Fair Folk – Hannetjie Joubert
D-A-V-E – Ken Bristow
Desperate Times – Rebecca W. Hansen
Nothing New – Alex F. Fayle
Art for the Cure – Connie Cockrell
Meltdown at Markin Four – Elizabeth McCleary
Touching the Edge – Ava Fairhall
Cowboy Heroes – Sallie Olson
Knighthood – Rachel Kovaciny
The Book Thief – Angela Wooldridge
Vengeance Never Undone – Dwayne Allemao
Home – Storm Weaver
Stronger – Oren Litwin
The Trouble With Aunt Flo … – Nina Hobson
Boxcar Revolution – Laura Wilson-Anderson
The Touch – Chaitali Gawade
The Last Library – Ky Moffet
Corrected Vision – Devlyn Dunne
Weather Report – Sylvie Granville
Awakening – Annais Ryder
Tacky – Timothy Couch
The Long, Concrete Ditch – R.C. Blatter
Write & Wrong – Charles Hoge
Magic Trick – Amberlyn Pryor
A Clean Home is a Happy Home – Dana Fischer
Waystation – Samantha Hulatt
Bad Day – Sarah Neuen
Reaching Consensus – VS Stark
The Hunted – J.L. Perry
The Wyrm Turns – Peg Fisher
Saveyour – Mike Lucas
Hunted – Eileen Mueller
The Rescue – Nicky Penttila
The Magic Threads – Kirsten Bolda
Girls Can’t be Knights – Ernesto I. Ramirez
Stilettos – Charlotte Henley Babb
The Proud Aide – Elaine S. Milner
Bloody Lucky – James Roecourt
Will the Real Captain Amazo Please Stand Up? – James Husum
Frozen in Time – Kent Pollard
Homebound – Heidi Ferguson
The One that Got Away – Lauren M. Catherine
A New Adventure – Janna Willard
Shattered – Kami Bataya
Twin Opportunities – Marie Dowd
Aimee Meets the Bridge Troll – Julia Mozingo
11th Hour – Eliza K. Gillham
The Return – Arlo Sharp
Into the Light – Rachel Hobbs
Spacebullies – Shana Bloom
Confucius Say – Michael Eldridge
Freebie – Holly Lisle
Now What? – Tom Vetter
- ASIN : B07L5382M5
- Publisher : Independent Bookworm (December 4, 2018)
- Publication date : December 4, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1213 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,235 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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That said, it took me nearly three days to read this book. Not because the stories didn't hook me; they did. Some of them hooked me so hard that I emerged from reading them with the slight befuddlement that characterizes a really good novel. The thing is, each of these tiny stories is a real story. There are 64 different writing styles. Some of them I read in twos and threes. Some of them I read on their own, and had to take time to absorb them before I moved on.
I like flash fiction, but in most cases, it's the cotton candy of the fiction world. This book isn't fluff and filler. Just short, fully-formed stories that do all the wonderful things that stories do.
All are within the PG-13 or less guidelines so could be nice read aloud stories to a variety of listeners.
They're fun, fast, and entertaining tales. They range from fantasy, urban fantasy, mild horror, and science fiction and all the realms in between.
A love of music and mermaids, hope in the face of grief, a kingdom of words that confused the heck out of me, domestic abuse, a fortuitous solution to bullying, a tale based on a T-shirt ( how clever!), precognition, a reunion mystery, a portal or a dream?, and failed music lessons.
A lost muse, missing half of yourself, maintenance trickery, visions of death, ask and ye shall receive, shady medical practices and contracts, skimming, loss of gravity, surprising heroes, and keeping imagination alive.
As invisible as a librarian, the wrath of a woman wronged, survival, define what living means, a visiting relative or something entirely different, one day on the train, blameless, a new perspective, protecting loved ones, and strange partnerships.
The cross over, cat vocabulary, a child taken, literary justice, saved by magic, the smartest of homes, a cats purpose, ascouts motto, party of one, and an unexpected gift.
A kingly meal, reset me please, hidden purpose, going home, and so the world was born, defend yourself, an odd shoe tale, a teaching assistant, shades of Igor, and a child’s superhero.
A moment captured then lost, a lesson for a caregiver, appreciating the green of your own lawn, the right place at the right time, art appreciation, after party clean up, never judge with your eyes only, regaining ones spirit, till we meet again, and regaining consciousness.
Birthing a parent, psychotic revenge,coming full circle, and peace after great loss.
This collection of little glimpses is truly entertaining and perfect for quick reads between life’s mundane chores. Above are my first thoughts after reading each. All my reviews are always voluntarily written.
Through these stories I’ve found a few that I enjoyed, but most of them didn’t excite me, and a good few of them I didn’t understand. Granted, this has been my first foray into the world of flash fiction, and with any new thing it takes some getting used to, but overall I liked it.
Top reviews from other countries
Due to the nature of the writing here, this would be an ideal read for train journeys or work breaks. You can obviously dip into and out of this without needing to sit for a long time. The writing styles are obviously very different, as indeed are the themes, characters and to a point genre. But there is something to be found in all of these little stories and I found the way everyone took a vague story prompt so very differently makes the premise of this really interesting.
So this is certainly an interesting premise and it is well executed. Will I be reading more flash fiction? Not as my main type of fiction as I enjoy the depth that can be found in epics... but I wouldn't be adverse to reading more if I find it.