Eight stories of dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Featuring unicorns, pirates, a cat, a demon, magic, and glimpses of mythology - there's a pinch of everything in this collection of flash fiction! All eight stories originally appeared on R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast, and are now available as an ebook for the first time.
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About the Author
I'm a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. I write speculative fiction and poetry, and debuted as a writer in Sweden in the 1980s. Since 1992 I live in Canada, just outside Vancouver, with a husband, two kids, and a very large black dog. My short stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Online, R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast, and several anthologies. I have had several books published in Sweden, including a novel, a collection of short stories, and three collections of poetry. My English language debut 'Odin's Eye' - a collection of science fiction short-stories - was self-published in March, 2015. My book 'Cuts & Collected Poems 1989 - 2015' was released on November 9, 2015. It includes both new poems written in English, and my own translations of my previously published Swedish poetry. I am currently working on several short story projects, a science fiction novel, and various other writing projects.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've read some of Maria Haskins poetry and flash fiction in the past. because I've enjoyed it, I decided to give a collection of her flash fiction a read. I'm happy to have done so. As with most flash fiction, it can be a hit and miss. Length is a major factor that shapes each story and what can be done within the limited word count. Haskins has more hits than misses, in my opinion. Not every story wowed me, but many did. She's able to work a lot of "story" into each story, keep the pace fast without making them feel short, and come up with a variety of ideas that also work together nicely. I'll definitely continue to read Haskins' work. Especially the flash fiction. Having finished Dark flash, I'm now also curious what Haskins can do with a longer form, whether it's short stories or novels.