Flash Fiction Forward

Giddy, dizzying short short stories. 750 words or less, some so powerful you feel you’ve been punched in the gut. The authors’ use of language is skillful swordplay at this level. Nothing is left to chance– every word matters. No skimming allowed. Recommended in spades for those of you out there looking for quick witted inspiration. The whole idea of short short stories is that we’re able to consume so much information so much more quickly now (compare 1950s TV to today’s complex story lines for an easy metaphor).
The man walking in the rain with a banana story is just mindblowingly simple and intense.


auth=Edited by James Thomas & Robert Shapard
pub=2006
sub=80 Very Short Stories
isbn=0393328023