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Fourteen Flashes of Fiction

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

What has Sid got in that van and why does the little girl not want to go with her Daddy?

Consequential Moments is a collection of eighteen pieces of Flash Fiction about life in the moment.

The stories are of varied genre, some thrilling, som
Published July 2011
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Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
(Author’s note – The best part of being a writer is becoming part of a community of extremely talented individuals who share the same passion as you do… writing, but more than just writing… telling a story. 'Writer’ may be what we tell people we are, but in reality… we are story-tellers; a profession as old and honourable as time itself. One such person, whom it is my honor to call friend, is Rosalind Smith-Nazilli. Rosalind recently published a collection of some of her brilliant flash fiction, ...more
Mar 07, 2012 Miriam rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One!
I downloaded this collection of stories when it was available for free on Amazon and I am extraordinarily grateful I did not spend any money on it. I hope Ms. Smith-Nazilli is not overly offended by my extreme dislike of what she considered a publishable work. Part of being a professional writer is coping with with bad reviews however nothing about this work even so much as hints at professional.

I am a firm believer in the sandwich method of feedback, where criticism is sandwiched between prais
Darren Sant
Jan 25, 2012 Darren Sant rated it it was amazing
Effective flash fiction should be like a punch to the gut. It should be the sudden wrench as you trip and suddenly you are looking skywards. It's the slice of lemon in your drink. It’s the finger in your pork pie. You can nod to yourself knowingly like you know where this story is going but then it hits you. That is flash fiction. Rosalind Smith-Nazilli accomplishes this impact and more.

This collection has a bit of everything for you it has debt collectors, serial killers, gangsters, prostitute
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Jan 24, 2012 Book-shelf Shelf rated it really liked it
Fourteen flashes of fiction is the first of five collections of short fiction to be published by the author and contains fourteen short stories, some of which are small flashes. A few of these stories have appeared on her blog.

This collection of stories show life at its grimmest, yet are still enjoyable to read. There is a lovely mix of suprise, justice and the occasional ironic twist. The whole book feels like the reader is seeing and hearing snippets from other lives, which is what makes it a
Mar 02, 2012 Sarahanne rated it it was ok
These are SUPER short stories - all with a twist. Some of them surprising... some not so much. A couple times I was into the next story before I realized we'd finished. I like the idea but it felt more like story pitches than actual stories. Good ideas, but not enough to bite into.
Mack McCormick
May 18, 2013 Mack McCormick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A highly engaging and unpredictable book. The characters and their settings are vivid and engaging. She has a flair for creating unexpected twists. It was a great read!
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Rosalind Smith-Nazilli (aka The Fiction Vixen) is a writer with the concentration span of a goldfish. She is also as mad as a box of frogs, drinks too much coffee and smokes too many cigarettes.

She grew up in the UK and worked for many years as a nurse but following a health crisis she re-located to a Aegean village and spends her days swimming, walking her dogs, reading and of course writing.

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