Genre: Flash Fiction/Varied Genres/Short Story Anthology
“The Indies Unlimited 2018 Flash Fiction Anthology features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge. These stories were hand-picked by judges and editors. This collection contains 57 stories by 32 different authors from around the world, with full color pictures by award-winning photographer K. S. Brooks. From a soul-eating jack-o'lantern to a man's unexplainable shadow, there are a myriad of genres and stories to appeal to every taste.”
“Authors with stories in the anthology include: Dana Adams, Allen Alright, Mary Kay Bonfante, Robert K. Blechman, E. Carr, E.J. Cooke, Rachelle Cory, Alyssa Devine, Bill Engleson, N.T. Franklin, Rutger Galtiarii, Diana Garcia, Judith Garcia, Dusty May Jane, A.L. Kaplan, Pharrel Katz, Dale E. Lehman, T. McGrath, Tamara McLanahan, Kevin P. Michaels, Antonia Overstreet, Mr. Pish, Diane Selby, Lou Silvestri, Jeremy James Smith, Lexi Storm, Stephannie Tallent, Ken Talley, Dana Vacca, Morgan Winters, JB Wocoski, and Ann Zimmerman.”
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Thirty-two authors from around the world contributed fifty-seven Flash Fiction stories in this 2018 Editors’ Choice Anthology edition. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, Flash Fiction submissions in Indies Unlimited weekly challenge.
The genre’s run the gamut from sci-fi, coming of age, paranormal, ghosts, evil spirits, thrillers, psychological games, miscommunications, and women fed up with men… Wanna know which were my favorites? Honestly, it would be hard to choose. I think we all know I love a good paranormal story, so aside from those Mary Kay Bonnfante’s, Sam the Ram made me giggle. I raised two girls so I appreciated the miscommunication. I also have a soft spot for kids so in Dale E. Lehman’s, Forest of Giants I should have seen the end coming. Rutger Galtiarii has a creative story with seven-year-old Max in, Secret of the Cave. Also, in A.L. Kaplan’s, Twin Stacks the kids are a little older and the end made me shiver. Ann Zimmerman’s, Little Dog, Big City was heartwarming and shows the powers of a pet.
All of the stories contained in this edition are great and everyone is bound to find their favorites. There are also twelve Honorable Mentions included. But wait there’s more! The photos, taken by K.S. Brooks, for Prompts without Winners are also included, perhaps they will inspire you to join in the weekly Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. There are also about sections for the editors, and the authors all with active ToC links.
These Flash Fictions are only two-hundred and fifty words of less, so you can squeeze in a story or two in your busy schedules.
Indies Unlimited 2018 Editors' Choice Flash Fiction Anthology is the 9th book in the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Anthology series. Best viewed on a full-color eReader to appreciate the photos provided by KS Brooks as writing prompts.
None that I noticed.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 10-15,000 words