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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales

Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales
Jen Wylie
Sean Hayden
Untold Press April 2012
Kindle Edition

   This is a great collection of short stories by two terrific and very different authors. I have read both authors before and you can identify the unique writing styles of both in this collection. Even if you did not know which author penned each story, by the time you finished one, you would know who it was. Sean has a quirky, sarcastic, oddball sense of humor. Jen is more down to earth and serious with some oddity mixed in for good measure.
   This book includes fifteen shorts that alternate between Sean and Jen and are full of humor, horror, zombies, vampires, ghosts, and even crickets. Some of the stories I liked better then others, but I would be hard pressed to say any one in particular was my favorite. They are  all highly entertaining and will elicit some kind of emotions from you. To add to the uniqueness of each story, a short blurb is added at the end to give a brief insight as to how the story came about. The entire book can easily be read in one sitting or each story can be read individually if you just want a quick fix. Even if you are not into short stories, I think you will enjoy the variation in the themes from each one.
   Disclosure: I was provided a copy by the authors for reading and reviewing purposes.

I give Flashy Fiction 4 out of 5 stars

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