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Posted October 31, 2013
I had the opportunity to snag a free copy in exchange for a review and I took it, mostly because my experience with flash fiction is spotty. Then, I realized why I have spotty experience with the genre - I'm not a fan. I feel a lack of character and plot development. The personal bias makes this book difficult to review.
This book-bundle is flash fiction and, true to my usual form, I found myself thinking that these stories read as rough draft-outlines waiting to be developed into stories. That being said, there's some interesting twists to old ideas here. The authors are creative but I found myself wishing that most of the stories had more flesh to them. Look forward to reading longer works by both authors.
Posted February 3, 2013
Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales
Jen Wylie & Sean Hayden
An anthology of the strange, bizarre, and just plain weird.
With 15 short stories, there’s bound to be something you enjoy. I love the idea of flash fiction, gives an insight into how twisted the author is with where the stories go. I enjoyed all the stories to some degree (my sense of humour is quite twisted itself) but the ones that stand out at were “Zombies at the Meat Market” and “Forgettable the Beginning”, but I’m also intrigued by the Echo concept in “Echoes of Darkness”. All were well written, made me laugh, think twice and were thoroughly enjoyable ~ definitely worth reading.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.