A collection of very short science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories from 512 Words or Fewer: a weekly anthology of flash fiction published online between October, 2008, and August, 2013....
|Title||:||Thursday's Children: Flash Fiction from 512 Words or Fewer|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Thursday's Children: Flash Fiction from 512 Words or Fewer Reviews
I usually suffer a slight handicap when approaching short fiction. It takes my brain many pages to context-switch into a story — to get to know the characters and setting. Just as I've finally gotten into it, *bam*, the story has finished and it's time to move on to the next. I had no such problem reading this book. These short stories typically span no more than two pages (the left and right facing pages) and their structure immediately hooks you with characters and situations, in some cases wanting to see more of the world once the story is done. There are a few general themes throughout the book (superheroes, police investigations, and alien ambassadors, to name a few) and a few of the stories have loose arcs of characters or narrative that span multiple stories but, overall, these are lightweight bite-size stories that are engaging and easy to read, no matter how busy your lifestyle.
This collection of short works is a great quick read that can be picked and put down at any time. Creating a compelling story in so few words can not be an easy task, but all of the stories were compelling enough to keep me reading them.