Brother Raven: and Other Tales from the Middle of Nowhere

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Bite-sized fiction, served up with mouthwatering photography. This collection of more than forty tiny stories includes tantalizing tidbits of westerns, romance, and even science fiction. Heartbreak, wisdom, and joy are offered in equal measure, finding balance between sweet and sour. Brother Raven, the taciturn bird who walks with a hermit; a wolf who is more than he appears; a bickering alien couple who rekindle their romance; and a dog who answers a question about his master’s death—these are but a few of the characters you’ll meet along the way. These stories are just the right size for the subway, the elevator, or any time you only have a few moments to read. Long after you’ve finished the last page and looked at the last photograph, the stories will stay with you. Zero carbs, zero calories, and no added sugar, but good taste guaranteed.

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Flash fiction, sometimes called micro fiction, has roots as far back as Aesop's Fables, Jesus' parables, and Zen koans, perhaps even further. Often in the range of 250 to 1000 words, each is a complete story, including a protagonist, conflict, challenges, and resolution. To do so with so few words, the author often hints, rather than describes, various elements of the story. 

What is widely acclaimed as the shortest short story of all is often attributed to Ernest Hemingway, though no real proof exists of his authorship. It is, in its entirety: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn."

The form has grown more popular in recent years, owing in part to time constraints of readers, and authors who love a challenge. It's been further popularized by some authors who attempt to tell a story in 140 characters to fit in a single Tweet on the popular service Twitter.

My own interest in the format began with an NPR contest called "Three Minute Fiction," in which the limit was 600 words. Later I was introduced to a weekly contest on the Indies Unlimited website, with a 250-word limit. Finally, I became a full-fledged fanatic when I found author J.D. Mader's website, where every Friday a lot of terrific writers gather to share their flash fiction with each other and the world. In fact, many of these stories first appeared on the latter two websites in slightly different form.

Whether you read them on the subway, while you're boiling a three-minute egg, or on the porcelain throne, I hope you enjoy these tiny stories. Thank you so much for your support.

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