Title(s) The Little Book of Tiny Tales: Volume 1 & The Little Book of Tiny Tales: Volume 2
Author: Jeremy Ray
Genre: Flash Fiction
Number of Pages: 124 (Volume 1) & 135 (Volume 2)
Rating: B+ (both)
Easily read in a single evening, these collections of flash fiction are fun and eclectic, touching upon a number of different genres and concepts. The black-and-white photos are appropriately eye-catching and compliment the reading experience nicely, and I liked how the author included notes on his creative process and how many of the stories were based on dreams. If he chooses to write a third installment, I’ll definitely read it.
A few of the ones that stuck with me the most:
- The ones about the friendly pit bull who doesn’t understand why people are afraid of him.
- The author (an obvious stand-in for J.K. Rowling) is cancelled by her own character.
- The dad trying to find common ground with his gay son.
- The girl who sees her dad’s reflection in puddles (which was also the intro story to My Mother’s Eyes.)