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This Alone Could Save Us

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With This Alone Could Save Us, Santino Prinzi has fashioned a collection of small, smart fictions that read large. Here is work undergirded by innovation, incisive wit, and a keen ability to navigate terrain that is personal, and at once universal to us all.’

–– Robert Scotellaro, author of Nothing Is Ever One Thing

‘Santino Prinzi is a word-wizard of the heart—a writer who
Paperback, 132 pages
Published July 31st 2020 by Ad Hoc Fiction
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Ryan Heaven
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'Apocalyptic' is the first word that came to mind upon finishing Santino Prinzi's latest work, This Alone Could Save Us - and not just in the 'world-ending' sense of the word (although that is something that is definitely present in many of the flashes here).

A quick Google will define 'apocalypse' as either the 'total destruction of the world' or a 'disclosure or revelation of great knowledge', and both of these definitions dance with one another throughout the collection. Be it through the lit
Ross Jeffery
Nov 02, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a 2.5 review for me.

I’ll elaborate more on the reasons why in my written review coming to

A collection with 51 flash fiction pieces - there were 8 stories that I enjoyed, the rest just seemed to be lacking something or not enough story within them to enjoy what Prinzi was trying to convey.

Many of the stories focused on relationships and I enjoyed this recurring theme, but I wanted more from the collection, I know it was a collection so many differing selections from weird to
Laura Besley
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What would be lost if the moon were to disappear, how ordinary the sky might be
without it.
- Santino Prinzi

The moon features heavily in Santino Prinzi’s flash fiction collection, This Alone Could Save Us. Sometimes a recurring character, always a metaphor for each of the powerful stories in this collection, the moon is steady, looming large above us, but also pulling away at a pace that is imperceptible to the naked eye. It’s in these gentle shifts that Prinzi’s stories shine.

The first and last
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Santino Prinzi is a Co-Director of National Flash Fiction Day (UK) and helps organise the Flash Fiction Festival in the UK.

His first full-length collection of flash fiction, This Alone Could Save Us is available now from Ad Hoc Fiction.

His flash fiction pamphlet, There's Something Macrocosmic About All of This was published by V-Press in June 2018. Dots, and other flashes of perception, was his fi

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