- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 739 KB
- Print Length: 136 pages
- Publisher: National Flash-Fiction Day and Gumbo Press; 1 edition (13 Jun. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KZP9ACY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #372,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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NATIONAL FLASH FICTION DAY ANTHOLOGY
Edited by Callum Kerr
One of the beauties of an anthology of flash fiction is that it gives exposure to such a large number of different authors. It was good to see this, rather than many entries by a few authors. Furthermore, the anthology included a section of micro-fiction entries, a form requiring even more skill if a reader’s involvement is to be engaged.
I reviewed last year’s anthology, Scraps, and approached the present one with happy anticipation. I didn’t have the advantage of seeing the foreword - I only had the e-book. However, this year’s title is appealing and apt. It refers to the theme set the writers - The Senses. There was a wide variety in how this was interpreted, and a degree of variety in the quality of writing.
The opening story was totally enchanting in its reversal of perceptions of the rat. With a good arc and subtle references, Becky Tipper’s story set a promising tone for the book.
At the end of the book the winners of the micro-fiction competition displayed the economy of words against the ingenuity of concept.
In the remainder, the stories I mention pleased me particularly. Different readers will have different preferences, but those stories that feel complete in the read surely master the genre. It doesn’t have to be a surprise ending, but it does need to make sense of the beginning and/or display a clear concept.
The imagery in Tasty - a story about pornography - works well, and the conclusion is both believable and restorative. The concept of ‘unfinished stories’ in Dress Sense ensured that the issue of loss and stasis would resonate after the read.Read more ›