- File Size: 132 KB
- Print Length: 48 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 8, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005BXU4M0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,179,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Flash of Inspiration: A Collection of Very Short Stories by Indie Authors Kindle Edition
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Aside from that, we get a number of revenge fantasies about women killing men, getting back at them for transgressions such as 'killing my sister' or 'being a sucky husband' or 'beating me.' Kind of a shocking number of stories on that subject in a book this short. Not to be outdone, we get at least a couple stories about men leaving women. We get a few musical performance tales - one with a funny twist ending.
On the subject of twist endings - there are many here. And many that try to be a twist ending. These weren't always pulled off the way the author may have intended, but it was refreshing to at least have an ending.
Some of these pieces were quite good. A few were really underwhelming. And a vast majority just didn't work for me. Luckily, there were enough pleasant ones, at good intervals, where you keep going right when you are about to give up.
A short book of very short stories with the occasional quality work.
A few words about the ones that captured my attention:
Annarita Guarnieri's "Sunset Love" takes place in a room that has no blinds.
Kristen James' "Missed Connections" finds a guy at the airport.
Mark Cantrell's "Final Draft" brings closure to a project.
Mark Cantrell's "Sod's Draw" ends another activity decisively.
M. Edward McNally's "Making an Exit" has the last word.
Stephen Hise's "The Best and Brightest" goes on location.
Susan Wells Bennett's "Revelation" is about family secrets.
Susan Wells Bennett's "Finality" rings in the end.
Vickie Johnstone's "Showtime" is quite a performance.
This is an interesting collection and worth a quick look if you are intrigued by the concept of flash fiction.
A great quick read leaving you with wanting more!
100 words isn't a lot to make an impression and many of the authors seem to be displaying the strain of the effort. I haven't read anything else by any of these authors (although I recognized at least one name from a book on my to-be-read list on my Kindle). Given more space, their work may be more enjoyable.
Reading these stories, however, was not an enjoyable experience.