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Brevity and Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories

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Fiction. Edited by Abigail Beckel and Kathleen Rooney. Introduction by Ron Carlson.BREVITY & ECHO is an essential anthology of previously published short shorts by Emerson College alumni. BREVITY & ECHO broadens the scope of this rich and expanding genre with a wide range of flash fiction styles, and celebrates of the continuing legacy of Emerson's writing program. ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published February 15th 2006 by Rose Metal Press
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Antonia
Dec 09, 2011 Antonia rated it liked it
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There are a few gems here, but the best ones I've read before in other collections. I love short-shorts, but overall, wasn't taken with this set. Did like Pam Painter's afterward. Her enthusiastic championing of short-shorts is infectious. I've had the pleasure of taking several workshops with her — though not a year-long one, like the fortunate students at Emerson.
Kathy
Jun 29, 2007 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: readers and writers of the short short form.
Brilliant, fresh, innovative collection of short short fiction. A great read.
Al Kratz
Jan 19, 2016 Al Kratz rated it really liked it
More required Flash fiction reading. Mad at myself for not reading it a few years ago when I first started writing flash. These seem a little more experimental or exercise driven possibly than the anthology Flash Fiction , but on the other hand, it's an even better example of/ standard for compression.
Sterling
May 24, 2008 Sterling rated it liked it
Few and far between. There are two stories which consist of song titles and book titles to create a story, which were both pretty lame.

One story in particular was very good. "You Always Know It's Over When They Say:". That one made up for a lot of the fluffy stuff.
Rusty
Jul 03, 2007 Rusty rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: everyone
I'm in this lovely anthology from Rose Metal Press.
Michael
Mar 21, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing
great collection of short short/flash fiction. HIghly recommended.
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Abigail Beckel is the co-founder and publisher of Rose Metal Press, an independent nonprofit publisher dedicated to publishing books in hybrid genres. She has worked professionally in publishing for more than 11 years at publishing houses such as Pearson Education, Beacon Press, and Blackwell Publishing, and for the magazine Physicians Practice. She is a published poet and received her MA in Publi ...more
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