A very wise person once said, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” But it can also be the soul of fiction…as well as its heart, blood, and sinews. This second anthology of flash fiction—stories that impact quickly and don’t take up much space—proves once again that very good things do come in very small packages.
Flash Fiction Magazine’s magnificent compilation demonstrates that there are no limits to where flash fiction can take you. An entire life can unfold in three short paragraphs. A heart can be lost in the lost and found. The cruelties of a lifetime can be indelibly inked on skin. These are tales of bitter ironies, strange coincidences, and goodbyes both sad and exhilarating—sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes startling, and always remarkable. Whether it’s an exploration of the art of saving through extreme depravation, the odd truths buried in a father’s bizarre teasing, the bloody curse of little veins, or a soul that nobody wants, these little yarns tackle big ideas and expose gargantuan talents.