↠´ New Micro ☆ Download by ↠´ Robert Scotellaro
↠´ New Micro ☆ Download by ↠´ Robert Scotellaro Microfiction, than other forms, requires constant reflection, making it not only a challenge for the author, but also for the reader Each story in this thrilling anthology uses its own source of magic to engage me, so that the tale grows far beyond the limits of the page.
As a collection of the best of the best a treasury of authors this anthology is ideal for teachers of creative writing who want to explore the art of narrative in a short time span It s perfect for authors who are looking to inform their own audacious writing and want to learn how to try something new And above all, New Micro is an addictive anthology for all fiction lovers, to read and reread simply for pleasure.
This was a really good book I liked a lot of the stories There were a few duds that felt very similar to other stories here I ll be sure to recommend it to people that don t really read for entertainment.
Flash fiction is one of my favorite forms, both to read and to write So I was very excited that New Micro Exceptionally Short Fiction crossed my review desk It contains a powerhouse collection of 135 stories by 90 authors A number of the highly lauded writers have multiple stories in the collection, and all of the stories are 300 words or less.
I know some readers wonder how a great story can be told in 300 words It takes a certain kind of vision by the author, and each word therefore becomes important there can be no wasted space And what is said is as important as what s not said.
Flash fiction is like Zen art Simplicity is the key, and an entire story can be suggested with just an image, just a scene, just a capturing of an emotion As mentioned in the foreword by Robert Shapard, It s been said that micros can do in a page what a novel does in two hundred I read this because a friend has a story included, and because I m interested in the form Many of the stories seem too similar not just because of the length, of course, but because of the subject matter Perhaps there are only certain topics that lend themselves well to brevity coming of age, the burdens of marriage, parents aging and dying, tragedies both prosaic and shattering There are a few really noteworthy stories that I ll be thinking of for a while, but many of the rest blend together in my head It s an exceedingly American, and white, anthology, although neither of these limitations is acknowledged by the editors.
Overall worth reading because some of the stories are amazingly stunning like all anthologies, though, you ll find much of the work only good.
Very interesting as an exercise but I prefer my stories with Words, plot, character, everything But considering the efforts in making a middle schooler cut an essay down to 1 page this would be challenging and eye opening for her to read.
well selected collection it s amazing how much emotion and plot you can pack into a few paragraphs many stories which make you stop and think.
All Of The Stories In This Book Are Exceptionally Short, Revealing Themselves In No Than Words With A Foreword By Robert Shapard And An Afterword By Christopher Merrill, This Book Brings You Fresh Approaches To An Exacting Form That Demands Precision, A Species Of Brevity That Is Surprisingly Expansive Writers Say The Pieces Are Hard To Compose, But Readers Say They Are Easy To Appreciate, A Pleasure To Envision, A Wonder To Watch Life Spun Out And Painted In Small Places Real And Surreal, Lyrical And Prosaic, Here Are Stories By Authors, Certain To Make You Think There are over 130 pieces of micro fiction in this remarkable collection None are longer than two pages, some barely scrape a paragraph, but each is an example of the power of words and what can be done with them Some stories, such a Furnace by Kevin Griffith, give us a bizarre moment of time, a flash of light, that lingers long after the next story begins, others like Letting Go by Pamela Painter contain a poignant seemingly self contained narrative, while Four Hard Facts About Water by Damian Dressick manages to stab deep into the reader with a devastating story in four beautifully planned and executed paragraphs.
Sure, there are some stories that fall short of the mark, but by the time you realise you didn t like it, you re done and reading the next one.
Definitely worth the read.