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  • The Best Small Fictions 2015
  • Tara Lynn Masih
  • English
  • 01 December 2019
  • 9781938466625

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Review The Best Small Fictions 2015 The Best Small Fictions 2015 Review ✓ 7 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 gems 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 in general Don't miss it Robert Swartwood editor of Hint FictionAn Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Few. 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

Review The Best Small Fictions 2015

The Best Small Fictions 2015

Review The Best Small Fictions 2015 The Best Small Fictions 2015 Review ✓ 7 Ets where such pieces are published continue to 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 tiny gems is long overdue Grant Fa. I teach a flash fiction class titled The Brilliance of 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 of 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 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 study of the craft of Flash Fiction For readers it is an invitation to interact with and savor bursts of stories created with brevity specificity imagination the art of omission and humanity

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Review The Best Small Fictions 2015 The Best Small Fictions 2015 Review ✓ 7 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 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 guest 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. Other than occasional stories this is the first collection of flash or 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 other 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 to 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 of markers So I broke my book commandment and wrote in the book Gasp I am doing that lately and feel the eyes 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 34 of the stories in this book to one degree or another Some I loved The Garden Sky stands 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 couple of stories that I found difficult and actually off putting but also had to respect for the skill of their presentation Wimbledon was one such for me My primary take away from the world of 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 odd form I invite everyone I know to give it a try I believe you will laugh cry shudder become angry or 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 out other works from several of the authors included There are 55 fictions included of which I liked 43 to some degree or other Not bad Perhaps I am under rating this book perhaps a 45 is in 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 Handover 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 of The Best Small Fictions 2015 something significant something worthwhile and something necessary Featuring spotlights on Pleiades journal and Michael Martone this The Directive international volume with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert Olen Butler serving as guest editor and award winning editor Tara L Masih as series editor I was there is a celebration of the diversity and uality captured What Is Gnosticism? in fiction forms fewer than 1000 wordsWhatever one calls them flash fictions microfictions short shorts the number of outl. 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