The Shorter Things Collection

Poems, Flash Fiction, and Short Stories

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
124 Pages
Reviewed on 08/12/2019
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Reviewed by Sherri Fulmer Moorer for Readers' Favorite

Are you looking for a good, quick read that has a variety of stories and poems filled with suspense and intrigue? Look no further than The Shorter Things Collection: Poems, Flash Fiction, and Short Stories by D. Marie Prokop. This wonderful anthology includes a wide variety of adult pieces under five thousand words that will appeal to most types of readers, from sci-fi to fantasy to mystery to poetry. This imaginative compilation of stories inspired by writing prompts and workshop exercises contributes to a fascinating read filled with imagination, intrigue and the mixed emotions that make up this thing we call life.

I really enjoyed The Shorter Things Collection: Poems, Flash Fiction, and Short Stories because the pieces resonated with me. They were imaginative and fun but also filled with meaning that connects with readers at a personal level. Every one of the poems and stories resonated with me in some way that I could personally identify with. D. Marie Prokop does an excellent job not only of channeling meaning and emotion into her stories but reaching readers so they can take a deeper meaning from each piece. These weren't just random pieces but are linked through the search for greater meaning. I found them highly relatable and inspiring. Prokop is an excellent writer with a talent for creating imaginative characters and tales from real-life emotion. Very well written and well done. I highly recommend this book to add to your personal collection of great stories that will live on long after you finish reading them!