Flash 40: Life's Moments

Flash 40: Life's Moments

by Janelle Jalbert


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ISBN-13: 9781942535058
Publisher: Synchron8 Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Flash 40: Life's Moments 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Frank_Scozzari More than 1 year ago
FLASH 40: LIFE'S MOMENTS is a treasure trove of forty short stories that will take you on a snapshot journey through life. Divided into fours sections to exemplify the phases of life—Beginnings, Middles, Endings and Beyond—the collection is as diverse as it is focused. There's a variety of styles and genres; from the subtle and mundane, joys and ecstasy, to the paranormal and fantasy. Some of my favorite stories in this collection include; Bucket List, Can You Believe It?, Genie in a Bottle, Addiction, Love in the Time of Online Dating, Gorilla in Our Midst, and The Visitor. Often the anthology took me back into moments of my own life. Flash fiction at its literary best can be found in FLASH 40: LIFE'S MOMENTS. As with all great literature, many of the stories left me feeling and thinking, or harkening back in time. A few of the stories I have already read twice. It’s the perfect kind of book to bring along on a trip—read a story or two at a time, give them time to settle in and digest, then start again.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Flash 40: Life's Moments by Janelle Jalbert is an interesting collection of flash fiction pieces divided into several perspectives; beginnings, middles, endings and beyond. All realistic defining moments of people’s lives are instilled in the stories. The collection starts off with “Awkward,” which is an adult read but not offensive by any means. “Rabbit” made me chuckle. An innocent woman who just wants to get her coffee at the next stop turns the tables on a state trooper.   “The Ends Justify the Means” is a story about a teacher, Ms. Milton, who seems to have the whole school against her. It interestingly lends a valuable insight into the life of teachers, and it made me wonder whether some of the ‘bad’ teachers that I encountered during my life as a student were greatly misunderstood. Another favorite of mine is “Ageless Character,” a poignant story about a 14-year-old boy and his crush. The characters come alive very easily. Some of them straightforwardly remind me of people that I know. That said, a few stories end abruptly and would leave some readers struggling as to what the stories are all about. Then again, all the stories are equally enjoyable. Simply put, Flash 40 is a fascinating collection of realistic tales. The diversity of the premise, plot and characters makes for a very satisfying read. Jalbert aptly weaves in the different elements to give readers the sense of bonding with the stories. Her writing skill is simply wonderful and I definitely look forward to reading more of her work.