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Short Sips: Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2 Paperback – March 31, 2012
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This is a flash fiction collection and reads quickly. It was nice to just pick it up here and there for a quick scare! The stories really vary in style, theme, and monsters, so there really is something for everyone. There is very little gore here. Many of the stories are psychological fear in the tradition of Poe and many of the old masters. Here are a few of the truly outstanding stories in this huge collection: Iain Pattison "Dead Men's Shoes," B.E. Scully "Might as Well Live," Chris Bartholomew "The Favorite Picture," C.S. Nelson "The Passing of Camel," and Matt Kurtz "The Thing in the Woods."
I was very disappointed to see the large number of grammar errors throughout the collection. It was a disservice to the great writers here and the editor needs called on it. As with any anthology, not every story will please every reader. There's a mix of fantasy, sci-fi, and traditional horror in this one, so if your tastes don't run in a particular direction, you won't enjoy specific selections.
With the sheer number of stories here, you will find more than enough to satisfy the darker urges! This is an intense,. Gothic-style collection of great flash fiction. Grab this one!
Steve Hagood "Into the Crosshairs"
Iain Pattison "Dead Men's Shoes"
B.E. Scully "Might as Well Live"
Chris Bartholomew "The Favorite Picture"
Heidi Mannan "High Hopes Deli"
C.S. Nelson "The Passing of Camel"
Joe Jablonski "An End To Misery"
Matt Kurtz "The Thing in the Woods"
Lawrence Falcetano "The Men of Salem County"
Rohini Pathmanathan "Jasmine and Joss-Sticks"
Negatives: EDITING!!! Come on! There were basic grammar mistakes throughout! In a collection this large, there will always be stories that don't work for one reason or another. The sci-fi horror and fairy tale horror stories aren't my cup of tea. There was the smattering of cliché and silly as well.
Summary: A great read overall! Enough to please a wide variety of tastes! Dark, haunting, and highly recommended!
In our ever changing world we seem to become busier with less time to relax and enjoy the little things. We have rare occasions, of mere minutes, to ourselves. This collection of 99 flash fiction pieces is for just those moments. Let these authors take you on a ride through suspense, dreams, fantasy, space, and beyond. Pick up your morning coffee, open this book to any story and read before rushing off to school or work.
Authors included in this anthology are: Jason Barney, David Glen, Ken Goldman, Clint Wastling, Steve Hagood, C. Douglas Birkhead, Iain Pattison, B.E. Scully, Marius Dicomites, E. Lillith McDermott, Emma Kerry, Liam Cadey, Jeff Baker, Leland Thoburn, Chris Bartholomew, Suzanne Robb, Brianna Stoddard, Kristine Ong Muslim, Stephanie L. Morrell, Alexis A. Hunter, Indigo Roth, Terry Alexander, Gillian Daniells, Joshua Ramey-Renk, Mike Koch, Pavelle Wesser, Kara Ferguson, Jason D. Brawn, Jamie Freeman, David Purlmutter, Bennie L. Newsome, Stefanie Dnider, David Hayes, Voicu Mihnea Simandan, Dorothy Davies, Julie Reece, Heidi Mannan, A.A. Garrison, Ryan Spier, M.E. Garber, Chris Nicholson, Rebecca T. Besser, Scott Taylor, Christian Belz, Efrain Nadal, Felix Hooke, Patricia Puckett, Chad Chase, C.S. Nelson, William Wood, Jeff Carter, Sean Graham, Joe Jablonski, Brett Abell, Darren Gallagher, Richard Jay Goldstein, Matt Kurtz, Dan Larnerd, Dave Fragments, Chante McCoy, A.E. Grace, Zephyrus White, Reina Sobin, Mark Taylor, Emma Madden, John Forth, Christopher T. Werkman, John X. Grey, Doug Rinaldi, Eric S. Brown, J.L. Petty, Steven Gepp, George Withite, Katy-Rose Hotker, Jeremy Bush, Charles Day, A.D. Spencer, Julie A. Eastin, Eric Pollarine, Danica Green, Gavin Eyers, Pete Clark, Rebecca Snow, John H. Dromey, Quinn Hernandez, John Rodriguez, Christina Murphy, Lawrence Falcets, Darin Kennedy, C.D. Reimer, Robert Cristante, Rebecca Fraser, David Anthony, Shane Rhinewald, Sharon Galligar Chance, Rohini Pathmanathan, Justin Swapp, and Sebastian Flynn.
Jessica A. Weiss is the owner of Wicked East Press
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