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An anthology of the strange, bizarre, and just plain weird.Zombies, vampires, ghosts, and ...crickets? Try a taste of writing from two very different fantasy authors. Flash stories are super short and perfect for when you 'just have a minute'. This anthology contains 15 stories from authors Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie. Run the rampart of emotions in this exciting mix of taleAn anthology of the strange, bizarre, and just plain weird.Zombies, vampires, ghosts, and ...crickets? Try a taste of writing from two very different fantasy authors. Flash stories are super short and perfect for when you 'just have a minute'. This anthology contains 15 stories from authors Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie. Run the rampart of emotions in this exciting mix of tales. From humor to twisted, there is something for everyone.Note: Some stories contain adult language....

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ISBN : 13607808
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Number of Pages : 91 Pages
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Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales Reviews

  • Alex Laybourne
    2019-03-22 03:01

    This was a really wonderful collection of short tales. It was a pleasure to read and refreshing. From humor to self reflection, zombies to Canadians... yes you read that right, this collection of short stories is a perfect balance of everything. It is the perfect short read for an afternoon relaxing in the garden or lounging on the sofa on a rainy day. I hope that there will be another of of these collections produced because I for one would love to read more.

  • Not Now...Mommy's Reading
    2019-03-11 02:43

    I enjoyed this fifteen-story collection of tales by authors Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie. So much so that I completed it in one sitting. Initially, I was tempted to compare the authors’ writing styles but quickly discarded that notion and let each story speak for itself. When reviewing anthologies, I like to give each story its own rating with a rating of five stars being ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, 3 stars being Meh, It Was Okay and 1 star being Could Have Went Without Reading. My ratings for the stories included in Flashy Fiction are as follows:Zombies at the Meat Market – 4 (I would have liked to have read more about this particular story and since I felt a bit "cheated" at the end, I initially gave it a rating of 3. However, I am a zombie enthusiast and for this reason I gave it a 4. This short story would be a great beginning to a zombie novel. The Sweetest Vampire - A Sappy Story – 2 (A different kind of vampire. Unfortunately, this story didn’t appeal to me very much)Every Time I Walk Into A Room – 4 (Good story with a slightly twisted ending)The Sweetest Vampire - Bitter Sweet Memories – 3 (Author seems to contradict certain aspects of her main character at times but this story is much better than the first) Why You Should Always Wear Clean Underwear – 4 (The main character of this sci fi short is not very likeable. In fact the author stated he always loved the main characters of his stories with the exception of this fellow. However, I liked him. Sure he had some troubling habits (driving while heavily intoxicated, attempting to leave the scene of a major accident) but there was something wickedly endearing about him to me. The fate of this likeable protagonist was very fitting.Echoes of Darkness – 4 (Beautifully haunting beginning. I was very impressed with this story and would like to read more of the Immortal Echoes world this flash story is a part of).The Day I Got Caught – 2 (Disappointing ending that felt rushed and left me hanging)An Unexpected Echo – 4 (I really enjoyed this other installment featuring a character from the Immortal Echoes world and am looking forward to reading the series. Very intrigued by story of the featured male Echo)It’s Too Friggin Hot For This – 3 (Cute story)The Smallest Maestro – 5 (The shortest story in the collection but by far the best! A narcissistic cricket? Genius! I loved it!The Headless Norseman – 3 (Predictable but worth the read) It Was A Dark And Stormy Night – 4 (Great tale of justice served)And You Think Your Job Sucks – 4 (If you think your job is bad, read this! I actually laughed out loud a couple of times)Forgettable the Beginning – 2 (The ending was a bit confusing to me. I didn’t quite get what the author was trying to communicate in this story).The Punkin King – 4 (Chilling! My second favorite story in the collection)Sean Hayden has an amazing ability to create truer than life characters and his blend of sarcasm and humor – love it. Jen Wylie’s writing at times is simply poetic. An enjoyable collection of tales that I would recommend to anyone looking for a quick yet satisfying read. (Originally reviewed for Risque Reviews)

  • Buffy Kennedy
    2019-02-20 08:05

    This was actually a really neat book. Both authors are very talented writers and they even put a little note at the end of each story letting the reader know what the inspiration was and that is such a cool little detail that I absolutely loved. This didn’t feel like a book that was written because the authors needed to write, but because they wanted to give something to readers. That being said, I’ll touch on the actual stories, and I’ll start with Sean Hayden’s. Some of his contributions were a little spooky, but mostly they were funny! They’ll start off feeling normal with very authentic characters, and then take a wild turn to somewhere you didn’t expect to at all. Zombies at the Meat Market, Every Time I Walk into the Room, Why You Should Always Wear Clean Underwear, The Day I Got Caught, It’s Too Friggin’ Hot For This, The Headless Norseman, And You Think Your Job Sucks, and The Punkin King are all of his works included. The Headless Norseman was probably my least favorite because it just had such a different feel from the others; The Punkin King was the creepiest, and all the others are tied for funniest whether it be because of content or inspiration. So great!Jen Wylie’s works all have a different tone by comparison. Hers are more paranormal and out of the blue different. Her stories are mysterious, fascinating, and beautifully strange at times. I don’t know how many people could write from the point of view of a cricket and make it interesting, but she did. She makes me want to go and check out all her works to further experience some of her characters. The Sweetest Vampire: A Sappy Story, The Sweetest Vampire: Bittersweet Memories, Echoes of Darkness, An Unexpected Echo, The Smallest Maestro, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, and Forgettable: the Beginning are her contributions to the anthology, and they just make you want more!A different kind of anthology that will make you laugh, make you sad, and maybe even spook you, Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales will leave you craving more from Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie and, if you’re a writer, inspire you to write more and in newer, fun, different ways just to see what you’re capable of!

  • Eva
    2019-03-19 01:47

    My complete review can be found on my blog.http://vampirekiss1967.blogspot.com/2...

  • Sandra
    2019-02-20 06:01

    MY REVIEWI received an e-copy of this Anthology from the publisher’s Untold Press in exchange for my honest review.So the cover is a close up of part of a face, with your eye being drawn to the eye pictured on the cover. The eye has a sinister quality to it, and the face is a grey/green colour so it blends more into the background.Now to the Anthology, this book is a collection of 15 very short tales, some of them seem like they could be the Authors ideas for future full length books or book series. Some of them are actually linked in that, put together they could form part of a book. the short tales have varying themes, like vampires, there is something for all tastes really.I enjoyed some of the short stories more than others. The odd one or two were just plain odd/weird, others promising and some were really good too so a complete mixed bag.A great way of getting a taster of these couple of Authors, Jen Wylie and Sean Hayden.So did I enjoy this book? Some of it yes, other parts of it not so much. Would I recommend it? Yes, as its a good way to try two new Authors, and it’s a good book to read in your tea break as the tales are so short. Would I read more like this by the same Authors? Probably not. Would I read a full length or novella length book by either of the Authors in this Anthology? Yes I would give both Authors a go.

  • Claire Taylor
    2019-03-13 01:48

    Flashy Fiction and Other Insane TalesJen Wylie & Sean Hayden An anthology of the strange, bizarre, and just plain weird.With 15 short stories, there’s bound to be something you enjoy. I love the idea of flash fiction, gives an insight into how twisted the author is with where the stories go. I enjoyed all the stories to some degree (my sense of humour is quite twisted itself) but the ones that stand out at were “Zombies at the Meat Market” and “Forgettable the Beginning”, but I’m also intrigued by the Echo concept in “Echoes of Darkness”. All were well written, made me laugh, think twice and were thoroughly enjoyable ~ definitely worth reading. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Scott
    2019-02-26 02:39

    I enjoyed this collection of flash fiction from Jen Wylie and Sean Hayden. It was an interesting juxtaposition of styles. Wylie's style is almost ethereal; descriptive and beautiful. Hayden's style is in-your-face, always humorous and 'cool', and often with a dash of cynicism. Sort of like being tickled with a feather, then being smacked with a hammer. It kept things moving for me. Not too much of any one good thing. Not every story is perfect, but all of them are enjoyable and some of them made me want to read more of a particular story by the author. I'm happy to recommend this short story collection...

  • Rachel Brune
    2019-03-03 02:04

    A short, fun read. There is an eclectic mix of flash fiction contained here - some with twists a la O'Henry, others with interesting settings and "what if" concepts. I would definitely recommend this to someone who is either looking for a collection to dip into during stolen moments, or looking for a collection that highlights some of the potential of the flash fiction medium.

  • Monika
    2019-02-22 05:48

    First, I think the cover is amazing and I would buy the book just for the cover. But it sends wrong massage: I was expecting really scary stories, something I would be afraid to fall asleep after, but what I got were a little bit creepy and a little bit insane stories. Don't get me wrong. I really enjoyed reading the book and I wouldn't mind if it was longer. Therefore I give it 4.

  • Jack
    2019-03-05 07:48

    Good collection of really short stories. Mostly horror. I liked it! Quick and creepy. Good read!

  • Patty
    2019-03-15 07:41

    I love the cover and sounds great cant wait to read it...

  • Marcus
    2019-03-22 04:40

    I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review These are very short stories based on topics that we have read about before. The difference with these stories are they are written very very differently with different endings and situations. They are somewhat funny, thought provoking, and interesting. A very very good read

  • Sheila Lowe
    2019-03-23 03:53

    Several short stories

  • Buffy Kennedy
    2019-03-16 04:38

    This was actually a really neat book. Both authors are very talented writers and they even put a little note at the end of each story letting the reader know what the inspiration was and that is such a cool little detail that I absolutely loved. This didn 19t feel like a book that was written because the authors needed to write, but because they wanted to give something to readers. That being said, I 19ll touch on the actual stories, and I 19ll start with Sean Hayden 19s. Some of his contributions were a little spooky, but mostly they were funny! They 19ll start off feeling normal with very authentic characters, and then take a wild turn to somewhere you didn 19t expect to at all. Zombies at the Meat Market, Every Time I Walk into the Room, Why You Should Always Wear Clean Underwear, The Day I Got Caught, It 19s Too Friggin 19 Hot For This, The Headless Norseman, And You Think Your Job Sucks, and The Punkin King are all of his works included. The Headless Norseman was probably my least favorite because it just had such a different feel from the others; The Punkin King was the creepiest, and all the others are tied for funniest whether it be because of content or inspiration. So great!Jen Wylie 19s works all have a different tone by comparison. Hers are more paranormal and out of the blue different. Her stories are mysterious, fascinating, and beautifully strange at times. I don 19t know how many people could write from the point of view of a cricket and make it interesting, but she did. She makes me want to go and check out all her works to further experience some of her characters. The Sweetest Vampire: A Sappy Story, The Sweetest Vampire: Bittersweet Memories, Echoes of Darkness, An Unexpected Echo, The Smallest Maestro, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, and Forgettable: the Beginning are her contributions to the anthology, and they just make you want more!A different kind of anthology that will make you laugh, make you sad, and maybe even spook you, Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales will leave you craving more from Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie and, if you 19re a writer, inspire you to write more and in newer, fun, different ways just to see what you 19re capable of!

  • Lauren
    2019-03-04 00:46

    I was gifted a signed copy of this book by one of the authors. Great collection of short stories split by author. They are about 2-3 pages each and are quite the teasers. They covered a wide variety of topics in this collection. Great read.

  • Anne (w/ an E)
    2019-02-26 01:55

    I wasn't impressed by the short stories in this book but they weren't ALL bad.

  • Dawn
    2019-03-06 05:44

    Got through 3 stories and one paragraph before I quit...the first one was well written and had an ok story but they just went down hill from there

  • Sheera
    2019-03-22 05:53

    I started and never finished it ... and I have determined that I'll never finish it.