Jules Archer and Carolyn Brandt$16.99 $15.80
Little Feasts is SHARP in prose and jab, slicing into toxic masculinity and drawing blood with vengeful leading ladies. This collection of flash fiction (all under 1k words, but many much shorter than that) is a 5-10-minute window kind of a book.
Got a minute? This microfiction collection can get you in and out of a vivid & breezy Midwest in no time. I love the smallness of each story--not only in size but in scope--and how big they resonate after finishing. Weirdly enough, we get a big picture at a tiny glimpse.
A nice smattering of longer stories with flash fiction in between! This is so cool because when read straight-through, you take a little break with a flash piece to propel you into the next big one. "A sincere story collection" about trying and failing and trying and failing and living and loving in the meantime. You may need 20 minutes, you may need 2.
In a recent starred review, Nathaniel Drenner says this quiet collection of ghost stories has "threads woven with such expertise that the smallest of details carry great reverberations... The result is a fresh and thought-provoking narrative each time." Stories are usually around 15-20 pages long.
Tyler Barton$16.95 $15.76
How is it that it's been two years and I still haven't stopped picturing the set-ups, scenes, and characters of these evocative short stories? Somebody get me in a small-town demolition derby asap. Alexandra Barbush says, "Barton’s prose manages to be funny while painstakingly honest, overtly earnest, and, at times, prickly, leaving his characters, their dialogue, and the overall tone of the entire work quite raw." 10 pages, 20 pages, 2--make time for it!