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About the Author

Helena Mallett is a Londoner currently living in West Wales. 75 x 75 = Flash Fraction is her first collection.

Product Details

  • File Size: 308 KB
  • Print Length: 84 pages
  • Publication Date: January 14, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081Q6PG8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418,236 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Helena's first collection '75 x 75 = Flash Fraction' tells 75 stories each captured in exactly 75 words.

Helena is a Londoner living in West Wales. She finds much of her inspiration from the various conversations that drift across the cafes where she love to sit with a two shot cappuccino.

Helena is currently working on a new collection of short stories due for publication in Spring 2014.

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By Tony Talbot on January 1, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Writing flash fiction – short or very short stories is an art form. It's almost as hard as poetry to get an image and a story into so small a space.

Helena Mallett manages it almost 75 times with 75 stories in this eclectic collection of tales, most of which work wonderfully well. In these little gems are stories of alien abductions, forbidden love, infidelity (which crosses gender and stereotype barriers), incest and allergies.

Some of the stories are incredibly poignant – "The Cap", "Simple Things Really" and "Last Ferry" jumped out at me, and I read them a few times, enjoying them more each time.

Mallett has an eye for alliteration and sibilance, and she uses our expectations like the punchlines of a joke or a twist in the tale to make the endings more powerful when they do hit us.

Not all of the stories worked for me – "The Tube" didn't a lot for me, neither did "Iron", but most of these work – and out of seventy five, I'd say I enjoyed sixty of them. Not a bad average, and certainly better flash fiction than I'd manage.

The stories that did work well were the twists and the jokes – some of them I had to read three or four times before the full effect hit me. "Wee Cough" was a delight, especially the punchline. "Taut Trousers" was a delightful twist of sexual imagery at the…climax.

There were tales of sadness and parental loss in there as well, people I wanted to know more about – "The Knock" and "Absent Son" stand out among a few others.

Overall, a book to be dipped into; if you do that, I can almost guarantee you will come out with something to make you think - or even more precious – to make you smile.
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Bookshelves: chillenge, indie-author, smirk-worthy, 4-star-review

Recommended for: Time poor readers and lovers of good writing.
Read on August 27, 2013

Where to begin... At the start.

Not every piece in this book worked for me, but a lot did. I appreciate the incredibly subtle way one must say just enough, to convey the veiled and real meaning yet not give it away. All this too in just 75 words.

Two shorts struck me with such force I had to dwell on them, deconstruct them, bask in their glory, bathe in their brilliance and then reconstruct them again in my mind.

Dead Skin and Taut Trousers were simply mind blowing. I loved the fact that I initially thought one thing was happening, but within those 75 words, a completely different thing was. These were powerful writing at its best.

The style (75, 75 word flash or micro fiction stories) may not be for everyone. If you are keen to try this amazingly vast collection I recommend sitting down in a quiet spot, turn your phone off, lock the door and drown yourselves in this amazingly well written book.

Writing flash or micro fiction is certainly an art form, one that Helena is very good at. Job well done!
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By Mary Crocco on September 6, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Well written, well thought out stories, consisting of only 75 words - amazing!

Helena Mallett followed me on Twitter, so I followed back. Of course, I always go to a new follower's site to see what cool writing the author is up to. When I saw this title, I was without question - intrigued.

I sent a tweet to Helena disclosing I was a book reviewer, and without delay she delivered a copy of 75x75=Flash Fraction for my Kindle. I read a few stories and was hooked and curious. So, I sent another tweet and asked her if it was hard to write a story in 75 words.

She tweeted back her answer: "It's a discipline that I love - cutting and honing until there's 75words."

I bet it's a discipline, and Helena Mallett has mastered it. There is a subject for everyone in her collection of 75 stories. It's a fun, quick, easy read, which activates your brain. Loved it!

In Helena's original answer, she shared: "I'm now writing a new book of 75 x 75 word conversations."

I can't wait to read it!

75x75=Flash Fraction is for readers of all ages to enjoy. Love that title!
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Format: Paperback
Although I do read short story collections every now and again, I often find that I'm left feeling a little let-down by them.

Although I've heard the term 'flash fiction', I'd never investigated it further until I came across Flash Fraction. Helena Mallett's book is a collection of 75 short stories - very short stories - each one is exactly 75 words long. I was intrigued, and wondered just how this would work - how on earth can a story be told in so few words?

I've been really surprised and very impressed by Flash Fraction. Each story does indeed stand up on it's own, and each one is so cleverly put together, and the best thing about the stories is that most of them have a little unexpected twist at the end.

It must be incredibly difficult to incorporate an interesting, often funny and always quirky story into such a short space, but Helena Mallett seems to do it with ease. The collection includes stories about everything from love to aliens, each one is very different and each one makes a lasting impression.
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