100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Storiesby Matt Sesow (Illustrator), Michael a. Arnzen
100 Jolts features one hundred short shots of fiction guaranteed to stun. Arnzen has honed his craft to deliver the highest voltage using the fewest words. Released as a paperback in 2004 this ground-breaking collection is considered by many to be a pioneering work in the flash fiction movement. It broke publishing barriers to micro-fiction, inspired many authors, has been adapted to film and audio, and was also a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award.
This expanded edition contains, Aftershocks, a battery of newly added stories, as well as bonus writing prompts, and a brand new Afterword.
- Raw Dog Screaming Press
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- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)
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horror n 1: intense and profound fear 2: something that inspires horror; something horrible; 'the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him' 3: intense aversion See: repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, short story n. A short piece of prose fiction, having few characters and aiming at unity of effect. Michael Arnzen is master craftsman of the horror short story. Mixing elements of gore, humor, and horror, sometimes within the same sentence, he shocks and entertains with every bite. If you need proof just read a few stories in. Most of the stories here can be read in one paranoid insomnia driven night. He uses words like a scalpel, cutting open your head and dumping a bucket of psycho-babble right into your raw exposed brain. The stories will leave your head throbbing, you'll find yourself thinking of the stories relating to them in new ways weeks even months later. But what really impressed me about 100 jolts is the balance. The blatant to the subtle, the humorous with the terrifying, the short with the long, flowing mercilessly one to another. It all balances out, and it's balance lends it to become an addictive read. You keep saying, just one more, oh just one more, and then it's dawn and you've read the book, and your head is throbbing. And you're not sure if it's with joy or if your brain is trying to escape from your skull. One way or another this book will get you. Howl with the raw dog screaming.
'100 Jolts' will strap you to your chair and deliver each shocking dose of gore, humor, and horror right to your gut. '100 Jolts' will resonate through you long after you¿ve finished reading just one of the 100 great stories. Highly recommended.