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Stripped is a collection with a twist. Yes, the fiction contained herein includes works from some of the best-known names in flash fiction as well as the work of emerging writers, but the bylines have been removed so you can’t tell who wrote what. What’s more, the stories hinge largely on gender roles — but with the authors’ identites stripped from their stories, editor Ni ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 116 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Lulu
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Christopher Allen
Jan 18, 2012 Christopher Allen rated it it was amazing
An exceptional collection of (anonymous) flash fiction by some of the best short fiction writers out there. And here.
Kathy
Sep 06, 2013 Kathy added it
I have a story in this. It's is going to be great fun, figuring out who wrote what.
Karen Carlson
Feb 03, 2013 Karen Carlson rated it really liked it
Is it a book or a game? It is a flash collection of 46 ultra-short stories from 25 to 685 words, but the stories have been STRIPPED of the identities of their authors! We must guess: Did a woman get inside the head of Grover Cleveland? Did a man understand why a woman facing a medical trauma would travel to Italy to recapture a perfect moment from her youth? Who was it that told the story of Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, or The Last Taster for the Emperor of China? Does a woman show what it is to howl ...more
Eric
Feb 28, 2012 Eric rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I'm biased, of course, having a story in this anthology--but I love the concept, and it makes for a great read. The authors are listed in the back of the book, but the stories aren't connected directly to their authors. This leaves the reader to speculate about authorial identity, especially authorial gender. It's an interesting, worthwhile experiment. Some time next year, I gather, the authors will be publicly connected to their stories.
Tom
Mar 31, 2012 Tom rated it it was ok
Okay, don't be alarmed by the 2-star rating. I've tried to read short stories off and on my entire life. I just can't do it. That's not a criticism of the writers or their products, just a flaw in my feeble brain. BTW I thought the writing was great, but the short story format is just not my cup of tea.
Tara
Mar 05, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: flash lovers
I'm in this one, so forgive the biased rating. Fascinating premise of gender anonymity. Join the discussion...
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