#BookReview: DARK FLASH by Maria Haskins

Eight stories of dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Featuring unicorns, pirates, a cat, a demon, magic, and glimpses of mythology (among other things) – there’s a pinch of everything in this collection of flash fiction! All eight stories originally appeared on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast, and are now available as an ebook for the first time.

Published: December 2016

Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA

 

My Review

Good authors are able to weave an interesting tale, over time, with an abundance of words. Great authors are able to capture us, their stories demanding attention, with a minimum of words. Maria Haskins is one such great author. Her words are precise tools, and she wields them like a magic wand, lifting us out of wherever we are and dropping us straight into her imagination.

All these years later that is how Chloe remembers her sister: darkness all around, moonlight shining through her. ~ True Words

These stories all share a dark edge, with surprising turns and unique concepts. They are like mini portraits, full of color and texture. You’ll smile and gasp – and you will remember them.

Once upon a time I might have had him bleed dry at midwinter, hung in a tree with the other sacrifices – ravens ripping at him then – but those days are gone. I’m sitting outside Starbucks and I smile. ~ Nemisis

 

Thanks for reading. 🙂