Start reading Sparks on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Sparks [Kindle Edition]

Lucy A. Snyder
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.99

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Kindle Daily Deals
Kindle Delivers: Daily Deals
Subscribe to find out about each day's Kindle Daily Deals for adults and young readers. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

Publisher's Note: This is a short version of Lucy Snyder's award-winning collection Sparks and Shadows. 

This sampler edition contains the stories "Boxlunch", "The Sheets Were Clean and Dry", "Burning Bright", "Roses of Gomorrah", "Flesh and Blood", and four humor essays.

The fiction, poetry, and humor in these pages will appeal to any reader of the dark fantastic. By turns touching, chilling, surreal, wryly satiric, seductive, thrilling and laugh-out-loud funny, this collection will take you from adventures in the far reaches of outer space to the dark magic hidden beneath the surface of modern America. Sparks and Shadows won the 2008 Editors' Choice Black Quill Award for Best Dark Genre Collection. The award is sponsored by Dark Scribe Magazine.
If you enjoy these stories, we hope you will consider purchasing the full collection, which is available both as an ebook and as a trade paperback.

Product Details

  • File Size: 182 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Creative Guy Publishing (December 10, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004FV572G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,631,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Schizophrenic Delight January 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In just the first few pieces in Sparks, Snyder takes the reader from a white-knuckle dystopian race to save a loved one's "soul," to a humorous essay on the horrid inequity of "chick pants" vs. "guy pants," and somehow manages to maintain the feeling of a cohesive (delightful) authorial voice in the process. I was hooked quickly and stayed hooked. Plus, I really doubt that I've had many reading experience in which I felt less prepared to guess what was coming next (in a good way). I'm amazed at the speed and skill with which Snyder can take me from laughing aloud, to being totally engrossed in a story, to being totally freaked out. Great fiction. Great insight. Great humor. Check it out. You'll like it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky A. Snyder - Sparls October 30, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A good Little Story..
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews

More About the Author

Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of several books:

* Spellbent
* Shotgun Sorceress
* Switchblade Goddess
* Soft Apocalypses
* Orchid Carousals
* Sparks and Shadows
* Chimeric Machines
* Installing Linux on a Dead Badger
* Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer's Survival Guide

Her writing has been translated into French, Russian, and Japanese editions and has appeared in publications such as Apex Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Steampunk World, In the Court of the Yellow King, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2, and Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.

She lives in Ohio and is a mentor in Seton Hill University's MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. You can follow her on Twitter at @LucyASnyder.

You can learn more at her website:


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category