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Flashes of Illumination by Nancy Jane Moore

Flashes of Illumination (2011)

by Nancy Jane Moore

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Flashes of Illumination by Nancy Jane Moore (2011)



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This book would appeal to those readers who like Twilight Zone, and stories about extra-terrestrials and time travel. Since this is not mu usual genre, I found this book mildly interesting, but not my "cup of tea'." ( )
  TizzzieLish | Mar 5, 2013 |
I am a fan of flash fiction, having several anthologies in my collection. I found this up to par with those.
The collection is divided into various sections with a little something for everyone. There is some time travel, some apocalypse/dystopia flavor, and some general. I enjoyed the way that some of the stories started seemingly as fun toss-offs but revealed meaning in the last line or two.

My favorite came at the end with Memoirs. I've found as I age that although I still enjoy fun and action in stories and movies, I appreciate more insights into the simplicity and complexity of peoples lives. I saw that in the stories in this section.
If you like short/shorts or just short stories I can recommmend [Flashes of Illumination]. ( )
  jldarden | Jan 24, 2012 |
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The stories I've read so far are well-enough written, but the collection as a whole is not holding my attention well. It's too easy to put it down and pick up something else after reading a few of them. I'll probably finish it eventually, and a hardcopy would likely make great bathroom reading, though. ( )
  nolly | Nov 10, 2011 |
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Great collection of Flash fiction, very intriguing and lots of material with depth. Great read. ( )
  ashschreck | Oct 28, 2011 |
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A great collection of short stories, many of which feature a strong female protagonists. Not a light-hearted anthology, most stories are serious and the entire book is divided into categories according to when the author penned them or a particular theme (like Aliens, Vampires and Superheroes). My favorite story, Passing, reminds me of Ray Bradbury's All Summer in a Day in that it's heartbreaking in the same way. The story is categorized as one of The Longer Stories, in comparison to some stories which are merely a page long ("flashes").

Great travel reading, but note that some stories might make you sad. ( )
  pfont | Oct 15, 2011 |
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Nancy Jane Moore wrote her first flash fiction many years ago when everyone in her writing group decided to enter a contest for one-page stories. None of them won, but she got hooked and has been writing short-shorts ever since. Her first project for Book View Cafe was posting a free flash fiction every week for a year.… (more)

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