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Days Are Beautiful: 100 Flash Fiction Stories

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A talking crow. A Hindu Goddess. A fabulous female poolside sleuth.
These are just some of the characters you’ll meet in this collection of 100 quirky flash fiction stories.

Written one per day in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, each story is exactly 100 words long and come together to form a thoughtful journal of self-isolation in the suburbs, from April – July 202
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Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published July 28th 2020 by 1631 Press LLC
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M.A. Chiappetta
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Flash fiction is a unique form - needing to be super-tight and focused in order to work. In Days Are Beautiful, author Andrea C. Neil really pulls this off, showing herself to be very skilled in what is a very demanding form of art. The stories in Days Are Beautiful are clever, fun, sometimes light-hearted and often weighty with thoughts on how we inhabit our daily lives. Much of what happens in the everyday subject matter is very relatable, tackling the little things in life (and sometimes the ...more
Alan Bates
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just got through reading Andrea C. Neil’s “Days are Wonderful: 100 Flash Fiction Stories.” This is the first pandemic fiction I have read. It is also my first foray into flash fiction. Each of the stories is only 100 words long which leads to its own type of discipline. I am a fan of short stories and these are like short short stories. She starts them in early April and keeps going for 100 days. Neil admits that the stories are almost like a journal but not strictly. So for every realistic st ...more
Jodi Kurland
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm currently attempting to read several books, but have not had much of an attention span for reading lately. However, I read this in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. The brief stories are engaging and really capture the emotional roller coaster that is life for many of us during a global pandemic. There are fun recurring characters and story lines, entries that are heartbreaking, and others that are just silly fun. It's a great reminder that even in the current state of the world, there ...more
Carrie
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is best read as it was written by enjoying one story a day with my suggestion of a great cup of coffee or a lovely merlot. Read the words and sit with them and let the story and the beverage wash over you for a while. This is a very enjoyable and well written book. Some stories are lighthearted while others very thought provoking. Even though this book was written while isolating during a pandemic of epic proportions it makes you feel less alone and connected to someone else living in ...more
Andrea Neil
Jun 24, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
BIASED REVIEW: I wrote this book! It's a fun read, filled with short stories that will make you laugh, cry, and say, "Hmmm" a few times. Thanks for checking it out!
Karen Bates
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Flash fiction is a sort of weird genre, so is pandemic fiction. But they come together nicely in this collection of 100, 100 word stories written during this world-wide weirdness. And they are, in their own right, a little weird, but absolutely relatable for "stay-at-home" warriors who miss the outside world. You'll understand the longing, fear and frustration but also the humor and comfort that come out of these brief, but often intense, bite-size stories. Perfect for your crazy news-cycle-shor ...more
Karen
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading these stories each day as they were posted on Instagram. It was a comfort to know there would be one there each day for 100 days while adjusting to quarantine. The ups and downs of adjusting to life since COVID19 are relatable in some of the stories. Other stories are great distraction or thought provoking. It's so nice having them all in one place in this book to revisit!
Debbie Ratzlaff
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Read!

This book captued my attention and kept me company on a sleepless night. My thanks to the author, who made me laugh, made me think, and made me feel less alone in these unfamiliar coronavirus times. 👍
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