New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction
An addictive new collection of very short stories curated by Flash Fiction editor James Thomas and microfiction writer Robert Scotellaro.
Comprised of 300 words or fewer, microfiction is difficult to write but delightful and absorbing to read. With a foreword from Robert Shapard, coeditor of the Norton flash and sudden fiction anthologies, an afterword by Christopher Merril...more
Erin Dionne’s New Rollerskates
John Edgar Wideman Witness
Ron Koertge Principles of Handicapping
Francine Witte Jetty Explains the Universe
I love micro and flash fiction and this book helped educate me on writers I had not heard of, and gave me poignant stories that drew m ...more
Some stories read like prose poetry, which added to the collections charm.
Some favorites include:
"Letting Go" - Pamela Painter
"What Jimmy Remembers" - Kim Addonizio
"Sleepover" - Bonnie Jo Campbell
"Eating William Wells S ...more
No acknowledgement or research evident into similar writing innovations predating the works in this curated collection, such as short form writings in Japanese (e.g. Palm-of-the-Hand stories by Yasunari Kawabata).