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Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World by James Thomas (Editor) , Robert Shapard (Editor) , Christopher Merrill (Editor) , Linh Dinh , Stefani Nellen , Edmundo Paz Soldán , Randa Jarrar , Juan Villoro , more… F

A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length nov A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always—and everywhere—been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian “Queen of the Microstory” Ana María Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.

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Just Dance by Yaritza Garcia

Mia is a great dancer...in her room. Can she find the courage to go out in public and just dance?

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3.3/5

The Girl in the Converse Shoes by Yaritza Garcia

A geek is in search of the mysterious girl that kissed him on Halloween, but his only clues are her blonde hair...and her pink Converse shoes.

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4.8/5

Neon by Yaritza Garcia

Bold and proud to be a freak, funky-haired Neon sets out to get her crush's attention the best way she knows how: through skateboarding!

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3/5

The Coffee Shop Chronicles by Aditia Yudis , Agus Dwi R. , Mawa Meliviyanti , Nadya Hapsari Pratiwi , Puji Eka Lestari , Ratna Ayu Hapsari Putri , Ratna 'Rara' Aprilia , Rina

The Coffee Shop Chronicles dimulai dari sepucuk surat pendek dari seorang pengagum kepada Tuan Arsitek yang ditulis oleh @firah_39. Surat yang membuat sebuah flashfict balasan dikarang untuk menanggapi surat tersebut oleh @adit_adit. Selanjutnya, beberapa penulis lain, @_raraa, @WangiMS, dan @hildabika ikut bergabung menulis flashfict berantai yang menyertakan latar sama d The Coffee Shop Chronicles dimulai dari sepucuk surat pendek dari seorang pengagum kepada Tuan Arsitek yang ditulis oleh @firah_39. Surat yang membuat sebuah flashfict balasan dikarang untuk menanggapi surat tersebut oleh @adit_adit. Selanjutnya, beberapa penulis lain, @_raraa, @WangiMS, dan @hildabika ikut bergabung menulis flashfict berantai yang menyertakan latar sama dan interaksi dengan tokoh-tokoh yang sebelumnya ada. Kemudian, ketika judul tersebut dihanyutkan ke linimasa, banyak teman lain yang bergabung. Pada akhirnya, 33 cerita singkat dari 22 penulis muda pun terkumpul. Keajaiban sudut pandang. Ya, ada ribuan sudut pandang dan cerita untuk mengisahkan sebuah coffee shop. Satu mata terlalu sempit untuk melihat dunia. Buka mata dan temukan kekayaan cerita di sana. Selamat menikmati! About this book: I really enjoyed every part of the story in The Coffe Shop Chronicles. The fact that the coffe shop is in Jogja and the owner was Indian woman… very unique, and I love it a lot! Isabella Fawzi, Reporter dan Presenter Global TV @BellaFawzi Super WOW! Ini buku pertama yang membuat saya iri kenapa sebelumnya saya tidak pernah terpikir untuk membuatnya. Haha! Must read. I guarantee. Lala Purwono ~ Author of Girl Talk, Curhat Kelana, The Blings of My Life, and A Million Dollar Question (duet with Ryu Deka) The Coffee Shop Chronicles itu KEREN!! 21 penulis dan benang merahnya dapet banget. Saya seperti tersedot masuk dalam cerita tersebut dan penasaran dengan kisah selanjutnya. Nurul Aria, Fisioterapis – Blogger@rulachubby Bersiaplah mengalami guncangan bathin ketika membaca flashfict ini. Ada saja kisah yang akan membuat Anda tertawa, cemberut, bahkan merasa tersindir. Doni Yusri, Ph.D Student of University of Goettingen, Germany

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4.6/5

Speak up by Yaritza Garcia

Bailey is painfully shy. "Huh?" is the word she hears most often. But today she must make the choice of speaking up for the first time.

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Nikki and the Vampire by Yaritza Garcia

A sophomore girl daringly dates a guy who is rumored to be a vampire. What will happen to her?

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4.8/5

If I Would Leave Myself Behind: Stories by Lauren Becker

These flash fiction stories from one of today’s emerging literary stars grasp to determine whether life can "come with fewer qualifications and be less equivocal,” a world where friendships are negotiated, love is one-sided, imagined, absent, or discovered, and where “going crazy is more subtle than you'd think."

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3.2/5

Paranormal Romance by Yaritza Garcia

Mike is in love with Lilly, but she only has eyes for the paranormal romances she reads. Can ordinary Mike win her love?

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Wild Life by Kathy Fish

Wild Life is a collection thirty-four (34) "undomesticated" flash fiction pieces. "Keep this book on your bedside table. Dog-ear it until all the pages are folded. Read it in the bath, teach it, store it in your bag, recite it on street corners. When people stop to ask you what you are doing, tell them that you are reading aloud from a collection by the best flash fiction w Wild Life is a collection thirty-four (34) "undomesticated" flash fiction pieces. "Keep this book on your bedside table. Dog-ear it until all the pages are folded. Read it in the bath, teach it, store it in your bag, recite it on street corners. When people stop to ask you what you are doing, tell them that you are reading aloud from a collection by the best flash fiction writer in America." ~ Amelia Gray, Author of AM/PM and Museum of The Weird “People often say the purpose of flash fiction is to shine a spotlight, to illuminate, to light up our lives, a flash of insight. This to me has always seemed a dull reason to do anything, much less write or read flash fiction. And I think Kathy Fish proves the point, here in this book. Who cares what she may teach us, in flashes of blinding light or otherwise, in these stories so carefully built, so wonderfully turned of phrase. What Kathy does is expose us not to insight but to mystery. She puts us in the middle of these worlds she’s made and says, Look what I’ve seen. And then when we do, when we come to these stories’ ends, we shudder with confusion and love.” ~ Joseph Young, Author of Easter Rabbit and Name

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4.2/5

Writing Flash Fiction: How to Write Very Short Stories and Get Them Published by Carly Berg

Writing flash fiction is a fun, easy way to break into print and quickly establish yourself as a professional author. This book shows you everything you need to write great stories under 1,000 words, as well as how and where to get them published. It concludes with tips for re-publishing those stories all together as a book. Carly Berg's stories and writing articles appear in Writing flash fiction is a fun, easy way to break into print and quickly establish yourself as a professional author. This book shows you everything you need to write great stories under 1,000 words, as well as how and where to get them published. It concludes with tips for re-publishing those stories all together as a book. Carly Berg's stories and writing articles appear in dozens of anthologies, magazines, and websites. She is the author of Coffee House Lies: 100 Cups of Flash Fiction. www.carlyberg.com

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The Best Small Fictions 2015 by Tara Lynn Masih (Series Editor) , Robert Olen Butler (Guest Editor) , Leesa Cross-Smith , Catherine Moore ,

It takes many small things to make something big. Fifty-five acclaimed and emerging writers—including Emma Bolden, Ron Carlson, Kelly Cherry, Stuart Dybek, Blake Kimzey, Roland Leach, Bobbie Ann Mason, Diane Williams, and Hiromi Kawakami—have made the debut of The Best Small Fictions 2015 something significant, something worthwhile, and something necessary. Featuring spotl It takes many small things to make something big. Fifty-five acclaimed and emerging writers—including Emma Bolden, Ron Carlson, Kelly Cherry, Stuart Dybek, Blake Kimzey, Roland Leach, Bobbie Ann Mason, Diane Williams, and Hiromi Kawakami—have made the debut of The Best Small Fictions 2015 something significant, something worthwhile, and something necessary. Featuring spotlights on Pleiades journal and Michael Martone, this international volume—with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert Olen Butler serving as guest editor and award-winning editor Tara L. Masih as series editor—is a celebration of the diversity and quality captured in fiction forms fewer than 1,000 words. ................................................. "Whatever one calls them—flash fictions, microfictions, short shorts—the number of outlets where such pieces are published continue to grow along with the interest of readers and writers in the form. The time is right for a Best of the Year anthology." —Stuart Dybek, author of The Coast of Chicago and Ecstatic Cahoots "These small fictions are small only in length, not in impact. Their minuteness provides a different lens upon life—one that illuminates the telling yet elusive moments that bigger stories often overlook. A different slant on the truth emerges not in spite of their length, but because of it. Short shorts often seem like the quiet stepchild in the fiction family—overshadowed by vociferous novels, not quite dressed in the right attire as conventional short stories. A series celebrating these tiny gems is long overdue." —Grant Faulkner, cofounder of 100 Word Story, author of Fissures "The loud and long message of the seemingly quiet and the definitely short is in ample supply in The Best Small Fictions 2015. From a mother’s fury over misspelled words in Dee Cohen’s ‘By Heart’, to a father’s disintegration in David Mellerick Lynch’s ‘Lunar Deep’, there is pathos, depth, and welcome language-fireworks in these small gems. Chekhov would be proud of how briefly these writers manage to speak on lengthy subjects." —Nuala Ní Chonchúir, author of Miss Emily "The Best Small Fictions 2015 is essential reading for anyone who enjoys not just small fiction, but fiction in general. Don't miss it!" —Robert Swartwood, editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer

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AM/PM by Amelia Gray

If anything's going to save the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their troubled romances, their social improprieties, or their hands turning into claws, it's a John Mayer concert tee. In AM/PM, impish humor and cutting insight are on full display. Readers tour the lives of 23 characters across 120 stories full of lizard tails, Schrödinger boxes, and volcano love. Jun If anything's going to save the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their troubled romances, their social improprieties, or their hands turning into claws, it's a John Mayer concert tee. In AM/PM, impish humor and cutting insight are on full display. Readers tour the lives of 23 characters across 120 stories full of lizard tails, Schrödinger boxes, and volcano love. June wakes up one morning covered in seeds; Leonard falls in love with a chaise lounge; Betty insists everything except flowers are a symbol of her love for her husband; Andrew talks to his house in times of crisis. Written every morning and night for two months, these brief vignettes (50 to 100 words) recall Donald Barthelme in their whimsy and subtle yet powerful emotions. An intermittent love story as seen through a darkly comic lens, AM/PM mixes poetry and prose, humor and hubris to create a truly original work of fiction.

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Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World by James Thomas (Editor) , Robert Shapard (Editor) , Christopher Merrill (Editor) , Linh Dinh , Stefani Nellen , Edmundo Paz Soldán , Randa Jarrar , Juan Villoro , more… F

A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length nov A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always—and everywhere—been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian “Queen of the Microstory” Ana María Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.

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Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories by James Thomas (Editor) , Denise Thomas (Editor) , Tom Hazuka (Editor) , Richard Brautigan (Contributor) , William Brohaugh (Contributor) , Marlene Buono (Contributor) , Gregory Burnham (

"These stories are not merely flashes in the pan; there's pay dirt here!" —DeWitt Henry, editor of Ploughshares

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Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories by James Thomas (Editor) , Robert Shapard (Editor)

After publication of the first Flash Fiction anthology over a decade ago, “flash” became part of the creative writing lexicon for readers, writers, students, and teachers. In this follow-up collection, the editors once again tackle the question: “How short can a story be and truly be a story?” Determined to find the best flashes from America in the twenty-first century, Ja After publication of the first Flash Fiction anthology over a decade ago, “flash” became part of the creative writing lexicon for readers, writers, students, and teachers. In this follow-up collection, the editors once again tackle the question: “How short can a story be and truly be a story?” Determined to find the best flashes from America in the twenty-first century, James Thomas and Robert Shapard searched everywhere for stories that were not merely good but memorable. Moving, and certainly unforgettable, this collection includes stories from the best and most popular fiction writers of our time, including Ron Carlson, Robert Coover, Steve Almond, Amy Hempel, A. M. Homes, Grace Paley, and Paul Theroux. In addition, Rick Moody properly defines armoire, Lydia Davis delves into a world of cats, and Dave Eggers explores narrow escapes. Over and over, these stories prove that often less is more.

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Micro Fiction: An Anthology of Fifty Really Short Stories by Jerome Stern (Editor)

Ten years ago, Jerome Stern, director of the writing program at Florida State, initiated the World's Best Short Short Story Contest. Stories were to be about 250 words long; first prize was a check and a crate of oranges. Two to three thousand stories began to show up annually in Tallahassee, and National Public Radio regularly broadcast the winner. But, more important, the Ten years ago, Jerome Stern, director of the writing program at Florida State, initiated the World's Best Short Short Story Contest. Stories were to be about 250 words long; first prize was a check and a crate of oranges. Two to three thousand stories began to show up annually in Tallahassee, and National Public Radio regularly broadcast the winner. But, more important, the Micro form turned out to be contagious; stories of this "lack of length" now dot the literary magazines. The time seemed right, then, for this anthology, presenting a decade of contest winners and selected finalists. In addition, Stern commissioned Micros, persuading a roster of writers to accept the challenge of completing a story in one page. Jesse Lee Kercheval has a new spin on the sinking of the Titanic; Virgil Suarez sets his sights on the notorious Singapore caning; George Garrett conjures up a wondrous screen treatment pitch; and Antonya Nelson invites us into an eerie landscape. Verve and nerve and astonishing variety are here, with some wild denouements.How short can a Micro be, you wonder. Look up Amy Hempel's contribution, and you'll see. Includes: Poet's husband by M. Giles Cough by Harry Humes Daydream by R. Allen Wrong channel by R. Fernandez Harmony by J. Williams 20by20 by L. Brewer Your fears are justified by R. DeMarinis At the point by B. McCaddon Halo by M. McFee Mockingbird by L. Berry Changing the channel by E.E. Miller Wanting to fly by S. Dunning Eclipsed by R. Shuster New Year by P. Painter Survivors by K. Addonizio Anti-Cain by V. Suarez Painted devils by F. Chappell Honeycomb by N.R. Singer Baby, baby, baby by F. Camoin An old story by J. Kelman Conception by T. Fleming All this by J. Avallon Stone belly girl by J. Granger Worry by R. Wallace You can't see dogs on the radio by L. Wendling True story of Mr. and Mrs. Wong by M. Chin Flu by S. Dybek The bridge by R. Edson Kennedy in the barrio by J.O. Cofer Grief by R. Carlson Mount Olive by M.A. Love Hurray for Hollywood by G. Garrett This is how I remember it by Betsy Kemper November by U. Hegi Carpathia by J.L. Kercheval Chickens by E. Magarrell Mayor of the sister city speaks to the chamber of commerce in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on a night in December in 1976 by M. Martone Confirmation names by M. Lippo Hostess ; Housewife by A. Hempel Land's end by A. Nelson Last supper in the Cabinet Mountains by D. Bottoms Strongman by W. White-Ring Diverging paths and all that by M. O'Hara A gentleman's C by P. Powell Of exposure by J. Holman Tea leaves by J. Burroway We eat our peas for the souls in Purgatory by A. McPeters Waiting by P. McNally But what was her name? by D. Raffel Guadalupe in the Promised Land by Sam Shepard Morning news by J. Stern Molibi by L. Hancock Wallet by A. Woodman

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Gutshot by Amelia Gray

A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a town. Amelia Gray’s curio cabinet expands in Gutshot, where isolation and coupling are pushed to their dark and outrageous edges. These singular stories live and breathe A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a town. Amelia Gray’s curio cabinet expands in Gutshot, where isolation and coupling are pushed to their dark and outrageous edges. These singular stories live and breathe on their own, pulsating with energy and humanness and a glorious sense of humor. Hers are stories that you will read and reread—raw gems that burrow into your brain, reminders of just how strange and beautiful our world is. These collected stories come to us like a vivisected body, the whole that is all the more elegant and breathtaking for exploring its most grotesque and intimate lightless viscera.

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4.8/5

Wild Life by Kathy Fish

Wild Life is a collection thirty-four (34) "undomesticated" flash fiction pieces. "Keep this book on your bedside table. Dog-ear it until all the pages are folded. Read it in the bath, teach it, store it in your bag, recite it on street corners. When people stop to ask you what you are doing, tell them that you are reading aloud from a collection by the best flash fiction w Wild Life is a collection thirty-four (34) "undomesticated" flash fiction pieces. "Keep this book on your bedside table. Dog-ear it until all the pages are folded. Read it in the bath, teach it, store it in your bag, recite it on street corners. When people stop to ask you what you are doing, tell them that you are reading aloud from a collection by the best flash fiction writer in America." ~ Amelia Gray, Author of AM/PM and Museum of The Weird “People often say the purpose of flash fiction is to shine a spotlight, to illuminate, to light up our lives, a flash of insight. This to me has always seemed a dull reason to do anything, much less write or read flash fiction. And I think Kathy Fish proves the point, here in this book. Who cares what she may teach us, in flashes of blinding light or otherwise, in these stories so carefully built, so wonderfully turned of phrase. What Kathy does is expose us not to insight but to mystery. She puts us in the middle of these worlds she’s made and says, Look what I’ve seen. And then when we do, when we come to these stories’ ends, we shudder with confusion and love.” ~ Joseph Young, Author of Easter Rabbit and Name

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3.4/5

Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook by David Galef

In Brevity, David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Galef traces the genre back to its varied origins, from the short-short to nanofiction, with examples that include vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fable In Brevity, David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Galef traces the genre back to its varied origins, from the short-short to nanofiction, with examples that include vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, and metafiction. The authors range from the famous, such as Colette and Borges, to today's voices, like Roxane Gay and Bruce Holland Rogers. A writer and longtime creative writing teacher, Galef also shows how flash fiction skills translate to other types of writing. Brevity is an indispensable resource for anyone working in this increasingly popular form. For more information, see davidgalef.com/brevity.

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3.8/5

Know the Mother by Desiree Cooper

While a mother can be defined as a creator, a nurturer, a protector-at the center of each mother is an individual who is attempting to manage her own fears, desires, and responsibilities in different and sometimes unexpected ways. In "Know the Mother," author Desiree Cooper explores the complex archetype of the mother in all of her incarnations. In a collage of meditative While a mother can be defined as a creator, a nurturer, a protector-at the center of each mother is an individual who is attempting to manage her own fears, desires, and responsibilities in different and sometimes unexpected ways. In "Know the Mother," author Desiree Cooper explores the complex archetype of the mother in all of her incarnations. In a collage of meditative stories, women-both black and white-find themselves wedged between their own yearnings and their roles as daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and wives. In this heart-wrenching collection, Cooper reveals that gender and race are often unanticipated interlopers in family life. An anxious mother reflects on her prenatal fantasies of suicide while waiting for her daughter to come home late one night. A lawyer miscarries during a conference call and must proceed as though nothing has happened. On a rare night out with her husband, a new mother tries convincing herself that everything is still the same. A politician's wife's thoughts turn to slavery as she contemplates her own escape: "Even Harriet Tubman had realized that freedom wasn't worth the price of abandoning her family, so she'd come back home. She'd risked it all for love." With her lyrical and carefully crafted prose, Cooper's stories provide truths without sermon and invite empathy without sentimentality. "Know the Mother" explores the intersection of race and gender in vignettes that pull you in and then are gone in an instant. Readers of short fiction will appreciate this deeply felt collection.

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4.6/5

99 Stories of God by Joy Williams

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Joy Williams has a one-of-a-kind gift for capturing both the absurdity and the darkness of everyday life. In Ninety-Nine Stories of God, she takes on one of mankind’s most confounding preoccupations: the Supreme Being. This series of short, fictional vignettes explores our day-to-day interactions with an ever-elusive and arbit Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Joy Williams has a one-of-a-kind gift for capturing both the absurdity and the darkness of everyday life. In Ninety-Nine Stories of God, she takes on one of mankind’s most confounding preoccupations: the Supreme Being. This series of short, fictional vignettes explores our day-to-day interactions with an ever-elusive and arbitrary God. It’s the Book of Common Prayer as seen through a looking glass—a powerfully vivid collection of seemingly random life moments. The figures that haunt these stories range from Kafka (talking to a fish) to the Aztecs, Tolstoy to Abraham and Sarah, O. J. Simpson to a pack of wolves. Most of Williams’s characters, however, are like the rest of us: anonymous strivers and bumblers who brush up against God in the least expected places or go searching for Him when He’s standing right there. The Lord shows up at a hot-dog-eating contest, a demolition derby, a formal gala, and a drugstore, where he’s in line to get a shingles vaccination. At turns comic and yearning, lyric and aphoristic, Ninety-Nine Stories of God serves as a pure distillation of one of our great artists.

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4.3/5

Coffee House Lies: 100 Cups of Flash fiction by Carly Berg

These fun-sized stories are just right for a coffee break, public commute, waiting room, bedtime story, or any other time you want a quick trip without leaving the farm. The 100 stories in this quirky collection range from a few sentences to a few pages. Included are stories nominated for the 2013 Pushcart Prize, Micro Award, and Wigleaf Long List. Nearly all of them have These fun-sized stories are just right for a coffee break, public commute, waiting room, bedtime story, or any other time you want a quick trip without leaving the farm. The 100 stories in this quirky collection range from a few sentences to a few pages. Included are stories nominated for the 2013 Pushcart Prize, Micro Award, and Wigleaf Long List. Nearly all of them have been published before individually, in numerous print and online magazines and anthologies. Tales vary from realistic to humorous to surreal, and family-friendly to adult. Repeating themes include: people-as-animals, people losing themselves and finding themselves (and sometimes wishing they hadn't), childhood in the psychedelic seventies, reality TV, marriage, twisted religion, and of course the gotta have 'em he-done-me wrongs. Enjoy!

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3.3/5

The Girl in the Converse Shoes by Yaritza Garcia

A geek is in search of the mysterious girl that kissed him on Halloween, but his only clues are her blonde hair...and her pink Converse shoes.

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4.8/5

The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field by Tara Lynn Masih (Editor)

Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism and History. Reference. With its unprecedented gathering of 25 brief essays by experts in the field, THE ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction. The book's introduction provides, for the first time, a Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism and History. Reference. With its unprecedented gathering of 25 brief essays by experts in the field, THE ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction. The book's introduction provides, for the first time, a comprehensive history of the short short story, from its early roots and hitherto unknown early publications and appearances, to its current state and practice. This guide is a must for anyone in the field of short fiction who teaches, writes, and is interested in its genesis and practice.

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4/5

Wearing Dad's Head by Barry Yourgrau

Brief dreamlike sketches deal with a safari in the suburbs, a mother struck by lightning, a cow wearing lingerie, and a visit from dead parents.

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3.6/5

The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer , Gwendolyn Kiste (Introduction)

"Connection. Disconnection. Loneliness. Love. Friendship. Murder. These are but a few of the elements of great horror, and Calvin Demmer expertly blends each one into his fiction—to a supremely devastating and unsettling effect"– From the introduction by Gwendolyn Kiste, author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe***The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 st "Connection. Disconnection. Loneliness. Love. Friendship. Murder. These are but a few of the elements of great horror, and Calvin Demmer expertly blends each one into his fiction—to a supremely devastating and unsettling effect"– From the introduction by Gwendolyn Kiste, author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe***The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love. For the sea was a fair master.*** Praise for The Sea Was a Fair Master: “THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER is a literary kaleidoscope made from flesh with razor-sharp fragments twisting inside to form a bloody trunkful of blending images and genres, sci-fi and crime and horror mix to reveal vignettes as terse and surprising as a night of binge-watching The Twilight Zone. Demmer leaves no fear untouched – sharks and clowns and serial killers pepper these stories, daring the reader to turn the page, not knowing what fresh horror awaits them. A strong debut by a masterful new voice in horror. Don’t miss it.” – Philip Fracassi, author of Behold the Void"Calvin Demmer has a lean writing style that is delicious in collections. These short stories deliver punches to the reader and then end before a recovery is possible!” – Somer Canon, author of Killer Chronicles“Demmer’s debut moves like a rabid dog straining against its chain. Each story hits like a flash of sharp teeth, every tale snarling with its own sudden bite. This is an engaging first collection from a versatile new talent.” – Karen Runge, author of Seeing Double"A collection of dark and fierce flash. Demmer’s short tales of horror and the weird will delight, disturb, and unsettle readers.” – Maria Haskins, author of Dark Flash"Demmer has created a stunning collection of dark flash fiction, its horrors touching on sci-fi, noir, humor, and fantasy. Each tale is a glimpse into his fertile and macabre imagination, literary slivers that will keep you riveted. I highly recommend for fans of Richard Thomas or Harlan Ellison.” – Brian Fatah Steele, author of There is Darkness in Every Room

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