Flash Bangs

A sparkling array of hundred-word short stories: One Hundred Varieties To Amuse & Inspire

Fiction - Anthology
114 Pages
Reviewed on 03/05/2012
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Author Biography

Andy Underwood is an English writer of articles on Photography, Boat Building and Scuba Diving, who has immigrated to beautiful New Zealand. He has invented a new type of poetry... BYCO Poems since living through the Christchurch NZ earthquake. See more about this at http://www.andy-underwood-author.com. This website shows many of his stunning action photographs, which he uses to illustrate his work and inspire his fiction. The current book: FLASH BANGS is 100 word flash-fiction that is a fine start on his book writing projects. His first major action fiction novel: LITTLE JOHN will be published soon. It is a love story about an eco-warrior in the middle of the twenty-first century. He is a passionate photographer involved in nature conservation and wildlife filming. Some of his underwater movie work has been televised in the UK. He is collecting his numerous camera pieces into a book on Digital Photography and he also is currently writing more poetry, children's tales and short stories at Hagley Writers Institute in Christchurch on the picturesque South Island of New Zealand. He often gives public talks about Nature Photography, Travel and Scuba Diving to inspire young people and promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Go to his website to enjoy pictures, stories, humorous essays and poems that are sure to amuse. Meet Arwen, his pet dog named after the elf princess in Lord Of The Rings. See unbelievably colourful images taken under the microscope by polarised light or undersea.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye. for Readers' Favorite

You will find many stories that you will like in this book with a short story on each page. Flash stories are very short tales and these ones are as short as 100 words each. To be able to do such stories you need to be very good. Many authors will never write short stories because they cannot make them work. It takes a talented person to get them right. The author did a great job in this book. The writing is easy and you feel as though you have accomplished a lot of reading in a short time.

In this book of tales you will move from Si-Fi on one page to a contemporary in the next. Mystery in the right and murder in the left. Magic in the front, YA tale in the back. All these stories will surely entertain you if you read them together or you can have a new tale every day for one hundred days. Either way it is a great book full of fun and imagination. Another great thing is that the title gives you an insightful peep into the book.

It is a great book that you can confidently share with your younger kids. It talks in a very succinct form about family values, all kinds of addictions, mature conservation, relationships, and life. I would say, this will be a great asset for book clubs and the library.