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Shared Words: Volume One

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In this book you will find an eclectic collection of drabbles (100 word stories) from an even more eclectic collection of authors.

Each one is exactly 100 words (not including the title) and was written specifically for one of 50 illustrated prompts.
Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published June 1st 2014 by Shared Words (first published May 26th 2014)
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J.R. Gershen-Siegel
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent a review copy of this work, in expectation of an honest review.

This is a curious book. It is a ton of drabbles (a drabble is exactly 100 words long), written by several independent authors in response to prompts which range from pirates to paranoia.

Drabbles, by their very nature, get the reader into a story and then unceremoniously dump him or her out. This is a characteristic of the format. I believe the book would have benefited a lot from rollin
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Ed Ashford
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shared Words: Volume One is a collection of (at my count) approximately 384 short stories that are all exactly 100 words each. Some are sad, some funny, and some are more like a poem than a novel, but they all manage to tell a story in 100 words and nothing more or less.

I loved how this book stretched some of my ideas about how stories work. I normally don’t look at 100 words as a good space to tell a story, but it was amazing to me how long some of the stories in this book felt compared to my
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