On the cusp between flash fiction and poetry, these are a short set of vivid, quirky reflections on life through animals’ eyes. From the acrobatic spider, to the feisty seagull, to the lowly donkey, each animal has an idiosyncratic perspective to offer.
This anthology features: a seagull taking a summer holiday; the artistry of an acrobatic spider; greedy horses on a tiny farm; a homely donkey on Christmas night; a feisty seagull battling her way through life; the death of a daddy longlegs who was mistaken for a mosquito; and a self-important worm on a summer’s day.
If you are looking for pacy, action-driven plots, and can’t abide description, it seems fair to warn you that this book may not be your cup of tea. If, on the other hand, you are interested in quirky little miniatures, there is a good chance that you will love these short stories.
My flash-fiction stands close to the cusp between poetry and prose. If you were to ask me who my inspirations are, I would probably say Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth Von Arnim, and Alison Croggon; although, truthfully, my inspirations above all are the idiosyncratic animals that catch my eye, especially during hours of nature photography!
I hope you’ll give it a try, and that you’ll enjoy it!
If you enjoyed it, please do let me know, either on this blog or on the book’s Amazon page I’m always really grateful for feedback!
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