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This, the 3rd annual anthology from National Flash-Fiction Day, sees a wide range of writers telling us their carefully crafted stories about the wonders of the world and beyond.

Given the theme of 'The Senses' these writers have responded in unexpected ways to produce tales of love and betrayal, hope and despair, life and death.

Writers include sci-fi and crime best-selle
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Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 6th 2014 by National Flash-Fiction Day in Association with Gumbo Press
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Rosalind Minett
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW of EATING MY WORDS

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NATIONAL FLASH FICTION DAY ANTHOLOGY

Edited by Callum Kerr
Angela Reedman
Amy McKelden


One of the beauties of an anthology of flash fiction is that it gives exposure to such a large number of different authors. It was good to see this, rather than many entries by a few authors. Furthermore, the anthology included a section of micro-fiction entries, a form requiring even more skill if a reader’s involvement is to be engaged.

I reviewed last year’s anthology, Scraps, and app
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Becky
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
A story that I wrote is in here, so I’m not altogether objective, but I really enjoyed this collection. One of its strengths is the wide variety, demonstrating some of the things short-short fiction can do particularly well: some plunge you immediately into a quirky parallel universe (like Tino Prinzi’s lovely, weird tale of a mysterious gastric complaint); some take on a distinctive voice (such as Pauline Masurel’s pleasing story from the perspective of vengeful worms); some are dreamy almost-p ...more
Santino Prinzi
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This flash fiction collection has my first ever published story in, so this collection will always have a special place with me.

Despite this meaning my review is *slightly biased* this is a brilliant set of flash fiction stories based around the theme of "the senses" including the idea of "a sense of" something. It is wonderful to see how so many people have taken this theme and interpreted it in their own way to devise these unique, quirky and emotional flashes of fiction. Also included are th
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Natalie Bowers
'Eating My Words: A National Flash-Fiction Day Anthology' is the third flash-fiction collection produced by the NFFD team, and is just as brilliant as the first two. Earlier this year, the call went out for stories of up to 500 words inspired by the prompt ‘the senses’, and the flash-fiction community, as always, came up trumps. There’s all sorts here: literary fiction, romance, speculative fiction, magic realism, comedy … You name it, the editors picked it. And it’s all delicious. Some of my ve ...more
Laura Hansen
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Flash Fiction is deeper than short attention span theatre for modern society, & these selections prove that.
Pick up a copy & see how densely woven each sentence, each phrase is. Two magical sentences may have taken 16 minutes. They need to be just so.
Watch how each word is meticulously chosen for just the right effect.
Realize that 21 other words may have had to die for that word - that word - was so perfect....so stupendously ravenously profoundly perfect.
That is Flash.
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