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Thursday's Children: Flash Fiction from 512 Words or Fewer
A collection of very short science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories from 512 WORDS OR FEWER: a weekly anthology of flash fiction published online between October, 2008, and August, 2013.
Paperback, 1, 290 pages
Published January 31st 2014 by CKL*
(first published January 29th 2014)
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I usually suffer a slight handicap when approaching short fiction. It takes my brain many pages to context-switch into a story — to get to know the characters and setting. Just as I've finally gotten into it, *bam*, the story has finished and it's time to move on to the next. I had no such problem reading this book. These short stories typically span no more than two pages (the left and right facing pages) and their structure immediately hooks you with characters and situations, in some cases wa ...more
This collection of short works is a great quick read that can be picked and put down at any time. Creating a compelling story in so few words can not be an easy task, but all of the stories were compelling enough to keep me reading them.
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, CURTIS C. CHEN (陳致宇) now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO (a 2017 Locus Awards Finalist and Endeavour Award Finalist) is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered spy facing his toughest mission yet: vacation. The sequel, KANGAROO TOO, lands our hero on the Moon to confront long- ...more