Thursday, October 31, 2013

Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales (Bundle 1&2)

Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales (Bundle 1&2) by Jen Wylie and Sean Hayden is available at Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.

The Blurb
To the quiet ones, the trodden on, the kids in the hall
The wolves in sheep's clothing, fooling them all.
To the Goth, the dark, and the utterly strange
The bizarre, the mutants, and the strangely deranged 

To the clinically insane and those not yet diagnosed 
Even un-medicated, you understand us the most 
This Flashy combo's for you.

An anthology of the strange, bizarre, and just plain weird. 

In Volume 1 find Zombies, vampires, ghosts, and ...crickets? If you dare, keep reading. Volume 2 for Unicorns, zombies, devils, dark whispers, teddy bears, and ...fireflies?
Try a taste of writing from two very different fantasy authors. Flash fiction stories are super short and perfect for when you 'just have a minute'. These anthologies each contain 15 stories (both flash and longer short stories) from authors Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie. Run the rampart of emotions in this exciting mix of tales. From humor to horror, sweet to twisted, there is something for everyone.
My Review
Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales by Jen Wylie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had the opportunity to snag a free copy in exchange for a review and I took it, mostly because my experience with flash fiction is spotty. Then, I realized why I have spotty experience with the genre - I'm not a fan. I feel a lack of character and plot development. The personal bias makes this book difficult to review.

This book-bundle is flash fiction and, true to my usual form, I found myself thinking that these stories read as rough draft-outlines waiting to be developed into stories. That being said, there's some interesting twists to old ideas here. The authors are creative but I found myself wishing that most of the stories had more flesh to them. Look forward to reading longer works by both authors.

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