CuriousNo one person will like every single story and that s a tribute to how varied this collection is I m on record in a couple of reviews saying flash fiction sometimes frustrates me I don
"t always et "always Mr. Jelly's Business get but that s also true 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 Iuarantee you there will be surprises I inwardly roaned at the title of Pistols at Twenty Paces On the Last Recorded Duel in Hancock County Mississippi *April 23 1866 But *23 1866 but piece by Michael Garriga is probably my favorite a lesson to not only not judge a piece by its title but probably not even to judge a short by its label I received an ARC of this book from the editor This has not affected my review. Ulkner cofounder of 100 Word Story author of FissuresThe loud and long message of the seemingly uiet and the definitely short is in ample supply in The Best Small Fictions 2015 From a mother’s fury over 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 ems Chekhov would be proud of how briefly these writers manage to speak on lengthy subjects Nuala Ní Chonchúir author of Miss EmilyThe "Best Small Fictions 2015 is essential reading for anyone who enjoys not just small fiction but fiction "Small Fictions 2015 is essential reading for anyone who enjoys not just small fiction but fiction eneral Don't miss it Robert Swartwood editor of Hint FictionAn Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Few. We finally have the Kindle reissued 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 of all Something Overheard by Yennie Chung which hit me really hard A lot of power I m proud to have served as Consulting Editor for this excellent
It is a brilliant compilation of small fictions from of the best writers of the form I plan to use this book as a teaching tool at the Mile "High MFA Program At Regis University In "MFA program at Regis University in 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 all of the. It takes many small things to makeBook It Is A Brilliant Compilation Of Small Fictions From
Something Big Fifty Five Acclaimed And Emerging Writers Including Emmabig Fifty five acclaimed and emerging writers including Emma Ron Carlson Kelly Cherry Stuart Dybek Blake Kimzey Roland Leach Bobbie Ann Mason Diane Williams and Hiromi Kawakami have made the debut of The Best Small Fictions 2015 something significant something worthwhile and something necessary Featuring spotlights on Pleiades journal and Michael Martone this international volume with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert Olen Butler serving as uest editor and award winning editor Tara L Masih as series editor is a celebration of the diversity and uality captured in fiction forms fewer than 1000 wordsWhatever one calls them flash fictions microfictions short shorts the number of outl. ,
Contributors When I heard Moira Crone speak a couple "OF AGO IN RESPONSE TO A UESTION SHE "weekends ago in response to a uestion she of how a novel 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 My own belief and I m sure I stole it from somewhere is that the best of long short stories live beyond the page and that s even truer of shorter fictionNot only have series editor Tara L Masih Guest Editor Robert Olen editor Robert Olen and their staff done fans of small fictions a Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines great service rounding up the best of the past year so we don t have to hunt for them in the various journals they originally appeared in but this inaugural volume will also be areat introduction for the. Ets where such pieces are published continue to The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River grow along with the interest of readers and writers in the form The time is right for a Best of the Year anthology Stuart Dybek author of The Coast of Chicago and Ecstatic CahootsThese small fictions are small only in length not in impact Their minuteness provides a different lens upon life one that illuminates the telling yet elusive moments that bigger stories often overlook A different slant on the truth emerges not in spite of their length but because of it Short shorts often seem like the uiet stepchild in the fiction family overshadowed by vociferous novels not uite dressed in the right attire as conventional short stories A series celebrating these tinyems is long overdue Grant Fa.