Popular Books on Flash Fiction

 

Flash Fiction is something exciting and as the days are passing by, this topic is gaining more and more popularity. Flash fiction, previously, was not one of the mainstream topics, but now it is, and more and writers are joining the bandwagon. Flash fiction is any creative writing that is in less than two thousand words and makes some meaning. However, there is a catch there. The story or flash fiction is going to have some meaning but often is not completely explained, like under what circumstances that is happening or what will the future be. Thus, it compels the reader to think and imagine the full story themselves. Flash fiction is really very engaging and helps the reader become creative themselves. In a way, the reader has the power to decide the ultimate of the story and thus is a co-writer. Flash fiction stories or poems can be as short as comprising of just 6 words is something really amazing as the same story can have a different meaning for different people. Presenting you a list of books on flash fiction.

JAWBREAKERS

This book edited by Calum Kerr is a collection of micro fictions besides flash fiction and has the most unique and mind boggling stories from different authors

Read it For:
A collection of multiple genres and authors is sure to take you through a roller coaster ride.
Don't Read it For:
If one likes to read only one genre story at a time, then this is the book that they should definitely stay away from
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a collection of many short stories or flash fiction and are of different genres. The stories are perfectly crafted with the most beautiful and suitable word

FLASH FICTION

This book is the collection of 72 flash fictions and once was amongst the top 10 best-selling books on flash fiction, where each story surprises the reader in its own different and unique way

Read it For:
People who like a lot of surprises in the story will love the book
Don't Read it For:
With so many flash fiction stories in one book, it is hard to categorize the stories in a single group. Some readers might feel their brain tired in the midway
What makes this book stand out?:
The story line of this book is very creative and engaging and helps one attain deeper level of understanding

THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2017

O. Henry is one of the best short story writers of all times and this book is a collection of all his best stories. This book is an absolute treat for all the short story readers as all the twenty stories in this book are all prize winners

Read it For:
The book features some excellent short stories that will leave a lasting impression in your memory
Don't Read it For:
This book is a collection of award winning stories by O. Henry, so if someone has already read all the stories by O. Henry and do not want to read the same stories again then, they might skip the book
What makes this book stand out?:
The tales in the book are warm and bright and easily lifts up anyone’s mood in minutes. Also, a good book like this a day keeps the stresses at bay

SHORT STORIES AND FLASH FICTION

This collection of short stories by Molly Clifford-Nixon also has the best flash stories and poems one could ever find anywhere. The flash stories in this books are real quick and leave the reader with an open end to think of a numerous ways on how the story should have ended

Read it For:
If you love quick and open-ended stories, you might end up with some of the bests you have ever read
Don't Read it For:
The book is written in no professional way but rather in a discrete way. So if someone likes or is fond of organized book, they might not like it
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is out of the box and the easy flow of words help the reader understand the book better. If someone is thinking of taking up the profession of flash writing, this book could be of great help to them.
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THE BEST SMALL FICTIONS 2017

This book is the collection of the best short stories and flash fictions of 2017. The book is a treasure box of 55 mind-boggling stories written by 53 amazing authors

Read it For:
The book is a collection of excellent stories by some amazing authors.
Don't Read it For:
This book has stories on various genres and the stories are shuffled. So it might become a wee bit disturbing to find and then read the tales in the same genre
What makes this book stand out?:
With writings by so many authors, this book has an array of stories that are both captivating and thoughtful. Thus this book has a little something for all sorts of readers

COFFEE HOUSE LIES: 100 CUPS OF FLASH FICTION

There are 100 quirky stories inside this paper backed book which successfully impress all the readers with the amazing creativity through a few well-selected words

Read it For:
People fond of quirky and creative articles will have a great time with the books
Don't Read it For:
This book will not be liked by those readers who like serious plots or writing
What makes this book stand out?:
This book has all the elements to make one’s coffee break perfect. From weird to wacky to insightful, all the stories are poignant making the book one gem of flash stories

GUTSHOT

Gutshot by Amelia Gray is one of the best books on flash fiction. This book consists of 38 flash stories which may be quick but is sure to haunt the reader for many days.

Read it For:
A great book for strong-hearted readers, if you have a taste for quick stories with strong story lines.
Don't Read it For:
This book is not to be read by someone if they are timid or does not have a brave heart as it might leave them devastated.
What makes this book stand out?:
This wicked book stands out because of the eerie feel that it instils in someone and makes them feel the presence of the something dark and haunting

THE ICE CREAM VENDOR’S SONG

The Ice Cream Vendor’s song by LauraMcHale is one on of the best books on flash fiction, where the protagonist is a woman with whom we all can easily relate and the things she does. However, the sudden twists and turns in the story is what the book is all about. There are 46 mini stories in the book.

Read it For:
You would love it if you love a lot of twists in the plot of the story.
Don't Read it For:
This book is eerily haunting yet mostly beautiful. So if one is not up for the genre then they should avoid reading the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The 46 short stories in the book are amazingly narrated with sudden twists and turns and ensures that the reader is glued to the book.

THE DARK, DARK HOUSE

This book by Lynette Ferreira is one of the popular books on flash fiction, where each flash story has a very powerful message to the readers. This is a book of thought provoking tales.

Read it For:
Every story of this book contains some life lessons.
Don't Read it For:
The stories in the book are much thought provoking with serious and powerful messages at the end, so if someone is looking for something light-hearted comedy, then this is not for them.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writing style, smooth flow of words that slowly unravel the deep and dark mysteries in the story is the specialty of the book. This book is perfect to meet the crave for ones longing to read some interesting story related to mystery in a short span of time.

WEARING DAD’S HEAD

Wearing Dad’s head is a collection of short stories or flash fiction stories which will leave all its reader as if they are caught in an alluring dream.

Read it For:
Again, the short stories are finely crafted in a way that it will take you some time to get the out of your head.
Don't Read it For:
If you have read “A man jumps out of the airplane” by the author of this book then you might bunk this book as this book reflects a totally different side of the author which is not as illuminating or creative.
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the short stories in the book called “lullaby” is immensely enjoyable and the story single handedly makes the book stand out.

 

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