Flash Fiction Friday is a monthly radio program aired on WUWM's Lake Effect in Milwaukee, WI. Each month host Robert Vaughan selects local writers who come in, do a quick flash interview and read their flash fiction piece on the air. Then, Robert reads a national writer's piece and ties the two together with a theme that he discusses with his co-host, Stephanie Lecci. After doing this every month in 2011, Vaughan decided to create an anthology to honor the writers who shared their work on the radio program. Writers include Meg Tuite, Sheldon Lee Compton, Susan Gibb, Len Kuntz, Julie Innis, Sam Rasnake, Susan Tepper, Joani Reese, Christopher Allen, Sara Lippmann and many more.
As soon as I heard that Robert Vaughan had put together this collection of short fiction I ordered it immediately because I knew it would be great. Drawn from his radio show "Flash Fiction Fridays", Mr. Vaughan has assembled a collection of short fiction from some of the best authors out there today. Don't let the label "short fiction" fool you into thinking that these pieces are like light snacks without substance. Brevity is power. This is the undiluted stuff. Each piece is a little package of dynamite, full of vivid imagery, emotion and humanity. The physical book is a slick and professional, aesthetically pleasing, high quality volume and it was on my doorstep within three business days. I can only hope that Robert Vaughan is already working on this year's collection!
Robert Vaughan is an innovative writer who does it all -- fiction, plays, poetry, flash -- and does it well. It's no surprise that he has compiled work from such an accomplished group of writers. This collection is for those who appreciate writing that is imaginative and fresh. Writing that sparkles and surprises. Writing that will speak to you. If you missed hearing these pieces on his show, "Flash Fiction Fridays" you're in luck -- they're all in this one lovely book. And for those who have already heard these stories on air, you now have the pleasure of reading them again and again.
I love this book! So excited to see that Robert Vaughan is getting his due. Everyone ought to order this as soon as they can. It has some of the very best short story writers in the entire world. And also, you can find out how you might be on Vaughan's Flash Fiction program on NPR. Not a bad idea? I am so grateful to a friend that tipped me off about this. The best kept secret on Lulu!
I got my copy of this lovely book today. Do not wait to get this collection! It has some of the best stories, short fiction, that I have ever read. Vaughan has created a legacy that will last for ages with this, his first of many collections to come.
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