Saturday, March 21, 2015
"She is breathless to tell him. I have quit my job. I have stolen the brain. And together, we can bury it." -from "Blooms"
What an amazing collection of Flash Fiction Gems! From first to last, entertaining and well written.
What flash fiction does best, and Kathy Fish has mastered, is to take an idea, dunk your head into it, then pull you back up, coughing and sputtering.
While I have read and written flash fiction before, I've not read it collected in book form. I must say, that I enjoyed it immensely.
Collected in five Chapters, with each story from a different point of view, this book should be enjoyed one story at a time and not as a continuing narrative.
For the first chapter I read all eight stories at one sitting. Frankly, I was left a little dizzy. The second chapter I read each story one at a time, but over the course of a day. That worked much better. I found that I needed to digest each story by itself.
I am looking forward to more delightful little worlds seen through the prose of Kathy Fish. The Lit Pub copy of this book is an extra special treasure as well.
Together We Can Bury Can Bury It can be purchased here.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Shall we not tell the tale to our children
of the nameless ones
who would be gods of men
falling to earth atop pillars of fire
to enslave Ra's beloved
And how we threw them back into the heavens
our teeth stained with blood
hearts pumping the thick Nile mud
weeping for heroes lost
and silent witnesses
we will write your names in stone
that none shall forget
the fell deeds and honor
of the children of Iteru