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DOGA AST oApeShaping Air by Danielle McLaughlin a storyf hands and balloon animals love and magicI loved reading this anthology and I do so hope it continues year after year after year It is great it is wonderful and it is reuired reading for anyone interested in flash and its amazing ability to distill the length and breadth f fiction as a whole into intense bite sized pieces that will set your mind and soul ringingMy advice get it read it be enlightened PS added 112716 I now must add Scarlet Fever by Stefanie Freele as ne f my favorites to Scarlet Fever by Stefanie Freele as ne Gather Together in My Name 1ST Edition of my favorites to review I read another story by Sherrie Flick The Way You See It from her first collection I Call This Flirting which jumped back and forth in time something I love when it s done well and I thoughtf this story but damned if I could remember its name Pentimento or author Took two days to find it hey but I got to revisit many titlesstories in the process and I must say this story excels at being in the past and the presentfuture atnce Wonderful story wonderful anthology Looking forward to the next La maga delle spezie one Comen 2017 Favorites Wimbledon by Seth Brady Tucker Scale by Michael Martone Happiest Black White Man Alive by Dan Gil You Must Intercept the Blue Box Before It Gets to the City by Ron Carlson which is super fun and most The Last Testament of all Something Overheard by Yennie Chung which hit me really hard A lotf power I teach a flash fiction class titled The Brilliance f Brevity This excellent and compelling anthology captures just that At a mere six lines Stuart Dybek s Inland Sea is masterful Then there s the gritty glory f Leesa Cross Smith s All That Smoke Howling Blue Yennie Cheung s Something Overheard is resonant honest and rich with twisted expectations Danielle McLaughlin s Shaping Air is so keenly Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear observed it elevates the mundane to the extraordinary The anthology is studded with such gems For writers this small but mighty book makes for a great studyf the craft The Art of Teaching the Bible: A Practical Guide for Adults of Flash Fiction For readers it is an invitation to interact with and savor burstsf stories created with brevity specificity imagination the art Gaudi ofmission and humanity Nearly 45 In this very strong anthology The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2 of flash fiction stories range from Tweet length to a few pages but are always under 1000 words Titles and first lines carry a lotf weight One Astrología para principiantes of the bestpeners is I didn t recognize her without her head Before She Was a Memory Emma Bolden In genre the stories run the gamut from historical fiction to whimsical fantasy a boy who turns into a bear and a dead ffice employee who keeps showing up for workYou ll be introduced to a wealth f fresh and existing talent There are literally dozens No Puedo Perderte of standuts here but if I had to choose a top 3 they d be A Notice from the Office In Every Heartbeat of Reclamation by J Duncan Wiley The Lunar Deep by David Mellerick Lynch andverall favorite Something Overheard by Yennie CheungSee my full review at BookTrib I m proud to have served as Consulting Editor for this excellent book It is a brilliant compilation The Seraphim Code of small fictions from somef the *Best Writers Of The Form I Plan To Use This * writers Sortemesse of the form I plan to use this as a teaching tool at the Mile High MFA program at Regis University in Denver I highly recommend it for all creative writing teachers workshop leaders etc But also this is just a fantastic read Kudos to Tara Masih Robert Olen Butler and allf the contributors Here s what some reviewers have said about ur small press bestsellerThis is truly a well selected collection and it has given me a new appreciation for small fiction The Best Small Fictions 2015 will make you a believer in small fiction as literature Joseph Spuckler Evil Cyclist s Bookshelf What an astonishing book how practically every fiction seems a vaster story told in brief XJ KennedyWith Best Small Fictions 2015 readers will be introduced to a wealth f fresh and existing talent Discover some haunting voices for yourself this fall Rebecca Foster BookTribThe best Klara with A K of these stories drop us with a minimumf hand holding into moments f human extremity Jack Feerick PopdoseI ll confess I m usually not excited by best f antho. Ets where such pieces confess I m usually not excited by best Samurai! of antho. Ets where such pieces published continue to grow along with the interestf readers and writers in the form The time is right for a Best La meglio gioventù of the Year anthology Stuart Dybek authorf The Coast f Chicago and Ecstatic CahootsThese small fictions are small nly in length not in impact Their minuteness provides a different lens upon life Solea one that illuminates the telling yet elusive moments that bigger storiesften By the Light of the Moon overlook A different slantn the truth emerges not in spite Molly Fyde and the Darkness Deep of their length but becausef it Short shorts Iconologia, Ovvero Immagini Di Tutte Le Cose Principali a Cui l'Umano Talento Ha Finto Un Corpo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) often seem like the uiet stepchild in the fiction familyvershadowed by vociferous novels not uite dressed in the right attire as conventional short stories A series celebrating these tiny gems is long verdue Grant Fa. We finally have the Kindle reissued As someone who has dabbled with flash fiction I recognize the challenges f writing short short r microfiction Every word I recognize the challenges f writing short short r microfiction Every word to count for there is absolutely no margin for error no room for luxuryThis collection might aptly be titled The Best absolutely no margin for error no room for luxuryThis collection might aptly be titled The Best the Best because it is exactly that Each story in contention was nominated by a literary magazine r journal and the guest editor Robert Olen Butler made the final selectionButler says in his introduction They are small but brimming with Keely and Du our shared human experience I found the ualityf these stories to be uniformly excellent A few didn t connect with me Mill Hill on a personal level but even then I admired the ualityf the writingIt s very difficult to pick favorites in a collection like this so I won t even try The stories cover a broad range Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost of issues from the safetyf abandoned mine shafts to the irony surrounding a corporate job filled by a long dead employee They span the spectrum from light to dark and the lengths range from a tweet 140 characters to flash 1000 words There is truly something for everyone who likes short fiction a variety This Poison Will Remain of styles and forms give the collection a subtle rhythm that attests to the skillf the editors The collection will take its place Un eroe dei nostri tempi on my virtual shelves along with its longer cousins in short fiction from George Saunders Kurt Vonnegut and EL Doctorow Note I received a free review copyf this book from the editor The Best Small Fictions 2015 guest editor Robert Olen Butler series editor Tara L MasihWhat a wonderful anthology What a joy What fun Tara L Masih and her editors are to be congratulated Geldsack on assembling what to me is a premier annual anthologyf flash fictionThere is a breadth and depth here that readers unfamiliar with flash will likely be astonished by There are uirky funny serious and sentimental selections In Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing other words just about something for everyone This collection is comprisedf 55 fictions which were selected by Robert Olen Butler from 105 provided to him The remaining selections are listed in an appendixThe The Secret of the Glass opening story By Heart will literally grab you by the heartstrings and set them ringing playingver and Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes over and isn t that exactly what a good story does lodges itself inside you reverbrating ringing playingver and The Genealogy of the Family of Francis Beaman, Sr Northampton County, North Carolina (American Surname Series) over in your mind and in your soulIt s all but impossible to pick anyne best anything but for me there were two stories here tied for the top but immediately followed by Lions and Tigers and Snares others Those two were A Dream with the Wind in It by Kelly Cherry and Before She Was a Memory by Emma Bolden Both incredible stories that will rattle your soulAnother pairf stories here tripped my trigger in a specific way I love stories that play with time and space and identity and these two are wonderful Scarlet Fever by Stefanie Freele and Let s Say by Julia Strayer On the lighter side were A Notice from the Office f Reclamation by J Duncan Wiley I m sure I was attracted to its minor resemblance to my wn unpublished poem Notice Fox Play of Recall and Dead Gary by Dan Moreau I and probably anyone who has ever worked in a modernffice knows Dead Gary Excellent humorous storyMy remaining selections Star Wars: Lando of note from my admittedly personal perspective wereNot About Liz by Catherine Moore a wonderful story with an increadible final sentenceBrisket by Stuart Dybekne Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture of my favorite writersf all time and while I personally might not choose this story f his as his best it is definitely up there with any f his best flash fictionsLithopedion by Randall Brown a devastatingly serious fiction addressing a condition which to my knowledge is real and can actually happenChicken Dance by Misty Shipman Ellingburg an interesting look at a Aria Appassionata one night stand which manages to include American Indian culture Sherman Alexi Chicken Dancing and The Way Some Men Are all in 100 wordsSomething Overheard by Yennie Cheung which takes us into a position we have all been in atne time r another in ur livesEl Paso July by Jeff Streeby a story f life *And Death And Survival In The West * death and survival in the West landsc. It takes many small things to make something big Fifty five acclaimed and emerging writers including Emma Bolden Ron Carlson Kelly Cherry Stuart Dybek Blake Kimzey Roland Leach Bobbie Ann Mason Diane Williams and Hiromi Kawakami have made the debut f The Best Small Fictions 2015 something significant something worthwhile and something necessary Featuring spotlights Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded on Pleiades journal and Michael Martone this international volume with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert Olen Butler serving as guest editor and award winning editor Tara L Masih as series editor is a celebrationf the diversity and uality captured in fiction forms fewer than 1000 wordsWhatever Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems 1792 one calls them flash fictions microfictions short shorts the numberf utl. ,
Logies Then along comes The Best Small Fictions 2015 edited by Robert Olen Butler and Tara L Masih to change my mind Olen Butler and Tara L Masih to change my mind anthologies Kathryn Kulpa KYSO FlashEach short short hands ver an exuisite example Blue Road to Atlantis of something finely done Bunny Goodjohn Mom Egg Review Other thanccasional stories this is the first collection Bioetica Della Sessualita, Della Vita Nascente E Pediatrica of flashr small fiction I have read And this has been an interesting exciting and in some ways educational experience I m learning that as in so many ther things in life I have much to learn about this story form but I will not let that inhibit my enthusiastic *Review Of This BookWhen I Began Reading I Had Decided * of this bookWhen I began reading I had decided use post it markers to mark those stories I enjoyed Well that didn t work as I uickly realized that I would run through my supply f markers So I broke my book commandment and wrote in the book Gasp I am doing that lately and feel the eyes Itinerari nel sacro. L'esperienza religiosa giapponese of my early teachers scowling at me But at the same time I believe they would be happy I am so invested in reading as an adultI found that I enjoyed probably 34f the stories in this book to ne degree r another Some I loved The Garden Sky stands Bad Land out in my mind and I will read that many times And Pistols at Twenty Paces that took me back to another place and then left me thinkingWhat has amazed me is how much can be said so uickly so economically I also found that there were a couplef stories that I found difficult and actually Lettere: 1942-1943 off putting but also had to respect for the skillf their presentation Wimbledon was L'ipocrisia dell'Occidente. Il Califfo, il terrore e la storia one such for me My primary take away from the worldf small fictions is that there will be much disagreement about what is good and what is skilled These all show skill but they all grab people differently And they have to grab uickly How they do it will determine who will enjoy the story So this is an The Fire of Origins odd form I invite everyone I know to give it a try I believe you will laugh cry shudder become angryr possibly disgusted All good appropriate human emotions Honestly earned by these stories I don t know which will be your favorites though I d love to compare notesI fully intend to check Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Critical Heritage) outther works from several Pasto nudo of the authors included There are 55 fictions includedf which I liked 43 to some degree Escaping Me orther Not bad Perhaps I am under rating this book perhaps a 45 is in Goodbye Marianne order This is where ratings are so difficultI heartily recommend this collection and also Butler s recommendation to read the stories a few at a time That seemed to work well for meI was provided with an ARC through the editor in return for an honest review When I heard Moira Crone speak a couplef weekends ago in response to a uestion she talked The Maxx: Maxximized Vol. 3 of how a novel is a journey but a short story is about a moment I d started this book at the time so I silently wondered if that meant small fictions are about less than a moment Mywn belief and I m sure I stole it from somewhere is that the best Il cacciatore of long short stories live beyond the page and that s even truerf shorter fictionNot The Unscratchables only have series editor Tara L Masih guest editor Robert Olen Butler and their staff done fansf small fictions a great service rounding up the best f the past year so we don t rounding up the best f the past year so we don t to hunt for them in the various journals they The Hug originally appeared in but this inaugural volume will also be a great introduction for the curiousNone person will like every single story and that s a tribute to how varied this collection is I m The Resurrection Tree and Other Stories on record in a couplef reviews saying flash fiction sometimes frustrates me I don t always get it but that s also true Autostop con Buddha: Viaggio attraverso il Giappone of my relationship with poetry and in many ways a small fiction writer is a poet the writer having to do so much with less I guarantee you there will be surprises I inwardly groaned at the titlef Pistols at Twenty Paces On the Last Recorded Duel in Hancock County Mississippi April 23 1866 but this piece by Michael Garriga is probably my favorite a lesson to not Speak the Ocean only not judge a piece by its title but probably not even to judge a short by its label I received an ARCf this book from the editor This has not affected my revie. Ulkner cofounder Newark's Little Italy: The Vanished First Ward of 100 Word Story authorf FissuresThe loud and long message f the seemingly uiet and the definitely short is in ample supply in The Best Small Fictions 2015 From a mother’s fury ver misspelled words in Dee Cohen’s ‘By Heart’ to a father’s disintegration in David Mellerick Lynch’s ‘Lunar Deep’ there is pathos depth and welcome language fireworks in these small gems Chekhov would be proud Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story of how briefly these writers manage to speakn lengthy subjects Nuala Ní Chonchúir author Second Sight (Circle of Three, of Miss EmilyThe Best Small Fictions 2015 is essential reading for anyone who enjoys not just small fiction but fiction in general Don't miss it Robert Swartwood editorf Hint FictionAn Anthology Strife of Stories in 25 Wordsr Few.

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