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The Best Small Fictions 2015

by Robert Olen Butler (Editor), Tara L. Masih (Series editor)

Other authors: Rusty Barnes (Contributor), Lisa Marie Basile (Contributor), Zack Bean (Contributor), Lauren Becker (Contributor), Emma Bolden (Contributor)47 more, Randall Brown (Contributor), Ron Carlson (Contributor), Yennie Cheung (Contributor), George Choundas (Contributor), James Claffey (Contributor), Dee Cohen (Contributor), Leesa Cross-Smith (Contributor), Lindsey Drager (Contributor), Stuart Dybek (Contributor), Misty Shipman Ellingburg (Contributor), Stefanie Freele (Contributor), Michael Garriga (Contributor), Dan Gilmore (Contributor), Jonathan Humphrey (Contributor), Claire Joanne Huxham (Contributor), Ann Lea Jancewicz (Contributor), Hiromi Kawakami (Contributor), James Keegan (Contributor), Tynan Kerr (Contributor), Blake Kimzey (Contributor), Jane Liddle (Contributor), Casandra Lopez (Contributor), David Mellerick Lynch (Cover artist), Michael Martone (Contributor), Bobbie Ann Mason (Contributor), Danielle McLaughlin (Contributor), Catherine Moore (Contributor), Dan Moreau (Contributor), Stephen Orloske (Contributor), Dave Petraglia (Contributor), Adam O'Fallon Price (Contributor), Dawn Raffel (Contributor), Ron Rickki (Contributor), Brent Rydin (Contributor), Kathryn Savage (Contributor), William Todd Seabrook (Contributor), Maureen Seaton (Contributor), Julia Strayer (Contributor), Jeff Streeby (Contributor), Jane Swan (Contributor), Naomi Telushkin (Contributor), Chris L. Terry (Contributor), Seth Brady Tucker (Contributor), Valerie Vogrin (Contributor), J. Duncan Wiley (Contributor), Diane Williams (Contributor), Anya Yurchyshyn (Contributor)

Series: The Best Small Fictions

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This is a compilation of what is known as small fictions and the stories themselves are anywhere from a paragraph to 5 pages in length. Like most short story anthologies, a few of these stories I really enjoyed, but a lot didn't do anything for me. Having said that, it is a really interesting form of writing and some of the stories felt like a snippet from a larger work. ( )
  Jane-Phillips | Sep 6, 2017 |
...traditional flash form and {its} subgenres: micro, Twitter fiction, iStories, fictional prose poetry and fictional haibun, and anything in between.

I’m drawn to very short works of any kind -- fiction, nonfiction, essay, poetry, graphic -- and I was interested to see these classifications of flash fiction so that I can look into them.

Alas, despite being a fan of Robert Olen Butler, the guest editor, I only appreciated about a dozen of the 55 stories in this anthology. And only a few passages have stayed with me, but among them is this, from “The Director” by Anya Yurchyshyn, about a visit to a funeral home:

The different pamphlets that lined the coffee table all had clouds on their covers. I shuffled them, then shuffled them again, but the weather wouldn’t change. ( )
  DetailMuse | Feb 15, 2017 |
My review was published on Beattie's Book Blog, 2/216: http://beattiesbookblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/the-best-small-fictions-2015.html ( )
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Butler, Robert OlenEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Masih, Tara L.Series editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Barnes, RustyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Basile, Lisa MarieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bean, ZackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Becker, LaurenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolden, EmmaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, RandallContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carlson, RonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cheung, YennieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Choundas, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Claffey, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cohen, DeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cross-Smith, LeesaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Drager, LindseyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dybek, StuartContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ellingburg, Misty ShipmanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freele, StefanieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garriga, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gilmore, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Jancewicz, Ann LeaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kawakami, HiromiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keegan, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kerr, TynanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kimzey, BlakeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Liddle, JaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lopez, CasandraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lynch, David MellerickCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martone, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mason, Bobbie AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McLaughlin, DanielleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moreau, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Orloske, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Petraglia, DaveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Price, Adam O'FallonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raffel, DawnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Savage, KathrynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Seabrook, William ToddContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Swan, JaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Telushkin, NaomiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Tucker, Seth BradyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vogrin, ValerieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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