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It Happened in a Flash: An Anthology of 64 Bite-Sized Stories Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B07L5382M5
- Publisher : Independent Bookworm (4 December 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1213 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 230 pages
- Customer Reviews:
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Due to the nature of the writing here, this would be an ideal read for train journeys or work breaks. You can obviously dip into and out of this without needing to sit for a long time. The writing styles are obviously very different, as indeed are the themes, characters and to a point genre. But there is something to be found in all of these little stories and I found the way everyone took a vague story prompt so very differently makes the premise of this really interesting.
So this is certainly an interesting premise and it is well executed. Will I be reading more flash fiction? Not as my main type of fiction as I enjoy the depth that can be found in epics... but I wouldn't be adverse to reading more if I find it.
That said, it took me nearly three days to read this book. Not because the stories didn't hook me; they did. Some of them hooked me so hard that I emerged from reading them with the slight befuddlement that characterizes a really good novel. The thing is, each of these tiny stories is a real story. There are 64 different writing styles. Some of them I read in twos and threes. Some of them I read on their own, and had to take time to absorb them before I moved on.
I like flash fiction, but in most cases, it's the cotton candy of the fiction world. This book isn't fluff and filler. Just short, fully-formed stories that do all the wonderful things that stories do.
All are within the PG-13 or less guidelines so could be nice read aloud stories to a variety of listeners.
They're fun, fast, and entertaining tales. They range from fantasy, urban fantasy, mild horror, and science fiction and all the realms in between.