The term “flash fiction” generally refers to works of writing under 1000 words in length, yet still retaining the necessary ingredients – and structure – that longer fiction requires. Needless to say, it must be a very difficult style to master.
Salvatore Buttaci not only masters it once in this book but 200 hundred times. Every single story in this collection is brilliantly written in Salvatore’s unmistakable style – humourous, emotional, violent, futuristic and horrific. He has a sharp eye for location and a superb command of dialogue. A collection for all ages and places.
“200 Shorts” is now available at Amazon.
Also by Salvatore Buttaci:
Salvatore Buttaci masters the short form in his new collection Flashing My Shorts. The stories here are spare but powerful, and each is injected with Buttaci’s quick wit, sharp insight, and the sort of emotional depth that causes a reader to pause, for just a moment, before reading on, wanting more. (From Amazon.com)
Salvatore Buttaci is a retired teacher whose work has appeared in The Writer, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Writer, and elsewhere here and abroad. He was the 2007 recipient of the $500 Cyber-wit Poetry Award.
He lives with his wife Sharon in West Virginia.