Bad Motel: 100-word stories

Bad Motel: 100-word stories

by Robert Scotellaro

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Bad Motel: 100-word stories by Robert Scotellaro

"Like perfectly crafted dioramas, Robert Scotellaro's micro stories are tiny keyholes, tableau glimpses into fully formed worlds, entire lives implied with the barest swipe of words said, and more importantly not said."
~ Nancy Stohlman, The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories

"There are no vacancies at the Bad Motel. Every room is occupied by characters we recognize, interacting in exactly a hundred words, in provocative ways that are probing and prophetic. Behind every door there is word magic being performed, and here are the desk clerk's keys. Welcome! Come on in and see for yourself."
~ James Thomas, editor of Sudden Fiction and Flash Fiction anthologies

"With grit and pathos, and at times sparked with humor, these intricate 100-word stories in Bad Motel travel far and daringly beyond their very short borders."
~ Paul Beckman, Author of Peek

"You can't be complacent when you read Robert Scotellaro's stories. Each line, each word, demands attention. He's a master of the miniature tale, wielding concision like a sculptor's knife. He uncovers those strange moments of life that haunt, bewilder, and reveal with a poetry that is daring. These 100-word stories are both barbed and beautiful."
~ Grant Faulkner, author of Fissures and co-founder and editor of 100 Word Story

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996988766
Publisher: Big Table Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/06/2016
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Robert Scotellaro has been published widely in national and international books, journals, and anthologies including: W.W. Norton's Flash Fiction International, The Best Small Fictions 2016, NANO Fiction, Gargoyle, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and others. He is the author of seven literary chapbooks, several books for children, and two full-length story collections by Blue Light Press: Measuring the Distance and What We Know So Far. The latter was the winner of The 2015 Blue Light Book Award. He was the recipient of Zone 3's Rainmaker Award in Poetry. Robert currently lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco. Visit him at www.rsflashfiction.com

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