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50 short, concise selections from Bob Thurber, acclaimed master of the short form. Several of these selections have been utilized as teaching tools in schools and colleges. If you enjoy small 'bite-size' stories, or are a fan of micro-fiction and flash fiction, you'll appreciate these sharply written, miniature creations from a "masterful wordsmith."

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Paperback, 84 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Createspace (first published October 11th 2011)
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Kenny Chaffin
May 31, 2016 Kenny Chaffin rated it it was amazing
I'm often very skeptical of single author collections, but these deliver. Much variety and a bit of a dark tone. The are stories of the underdogs, survivors, the downtrodden. Just maybe (or maybe not) slightly darker than Raymond Carver and slightly shorter for the most part. Don't look for cheery inspirational tales here, but nitty-gritty street-wise flash and micro fictions. Great Stuff....

I particularly enjoyed:
the opening story - Lord Have Mercy
Duck Walk
Deathbed Notes of an old Queer Priest.
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May 02, 2013 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Exceedingly Short Stories" is definitely not a misnomer. One of the stories is just 25 words long, although most are about a page and a half in length. A collection like this is the perfect exercise for a reader like me, who tends to let words wash over them rather than keening in on the smaller details. I set myself up a challenge of reading just a few stories a day, making sure that I spent the time to properly digest the content.

I can't say there's a lot of sunshine on these pages, but there
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Bob Thurber is an American author, best known for his short fiction. A second edition of his ‘mesmerizing,’ novel “Paperboy: A Dysfunctional Novel.”(2011) was released in 2016 by Shanti Arts Books.
Over the years Mr. Thurber's work has received a long list of awards and been anthologized over 50 times, with numerous selections utilized in schools and colleges as teaching tools and examples of conci
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