Phantom Energy: [Very Short] Stories

Phantom Energy: [Very Short] Stories

by Robert Swartwood




From Robert Swartwood, the editor of the critically acclaimed Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, comes a collection of twenty-six very short stories, ranging from the real to the surreal.

Phantom Energy is 11,000 words long.

Praise for Phantom Energy:

"The zip fictions of Robert Swartwood’s gorgeous Phantom Energy are as much about silent spaces as the inky depths of text, cluttered as they are with the disturbing exhaust of endless afterthought. These are overly animated pixels, antic antics, hyper-real really real reality on the sly sent reeling into the intimate spaces between the blanking stars."

— Michael Martone, author of Michael Martone and Four for a Quarter

"I must say, I love this book. Swartwood's short stories are quirky but they're really f*cking good. The title story, in particular, is just amazing. Buy this book. For real."

— Roxane Gay, author of Ayiti

"The stories in Phantom Energy might look like little windows onto characters trapped in strange other worlds; but read on, and you'll find something magical happens — they turn to mirrors, and there's you behind the glass."

— Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466339255
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Robert Swartwood's work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Daily Beast, Wigleaf, and PANK. He is the author of several novels and the editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer. Visit him online at

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bacillicide on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's a nice little book full of interesting stories, really small, it'd be lucky to be a 100 pages. I'd recommend it for someone looking for short stories out of the ordinary, or people who enjoy weird fiction.I'd have to say my favorite story is the one about Crash Test Dummy.