A Collection Of Very Short Stories
I was impressed of how short some of the stories were. Nevertheless, they were powerful. The author calls her style flash fiction, hence the name A Dash of Flash. I enjoyed reading this book very much. You can open it at any page and be prepared to be delighted.
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Author: Millie Thom
Format: Kindle Version
I had a good time reading it. Mrs. Thom compiled 85 stories, some very short, that will “hook” you into them. Clever, humorous and with a wide range of emotions. She has mastered the art of short/flash writing. Even the shortest ones will have an effect on you.
One of my favorites to read was “The Wishing Well” as it reminds me of my grandmother. How small talk could make the difference in someone’s life and how good we feel to make the ones we love happy. Also, I enjoyed reading the stories about the twins, there are several. As a twin mom, one especially put a knot on my stomach. I have to caution you, some will make you cry, laugh, or cheer for the characters. Unexpected twists on the plots you didn’t see coming, kept it interesting.
A Dash Of Awesomeness
In the words of Isabelle Allende, “Short stories are more difficult — they have to be perfect, complete in themselves.” It is not easy to write short stories, even more very short stories like Mrs. Thom does. I was very impressed by that.
Flash fiction must have a very small count of words, 500-1500 words. She even does a 100 words stories, tell me that is not impressive. In addition, short stories have to be a complete story, meaning, they have a beginning, middle and end part. Also, they should have conflict, and as a given character(s) too. The plot you don’t see it coming when you’re done.
As you see, writing short stories is no joke. I haven’t enjoyed shorts stories in a while and I’m glad I read this awesome compilation. That’s why I call it “A Dash of Awesomeness.” I would recommend this book for the readers short in time but enjoy good writing.
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