Maria Haskins is a wonderful writer, as anyone who has read my reviews of her previous Dark Flash anthologies is probably aware.
Dark Flash 3 continues the collections of her stories written to feature in RB Wood's Word Count Podcast - short pieces of flash fiction often inspired by a photograph and then heading off into the wild blue yonder of Maria's imagination.
It's a quick read - with just nine pieces of flash fiction in there - making it an ideal book for a commute, though it might just transport you to more distant places as you read.
There are monsters here, and tales of transformation - sometimes into the very monsters themselves. Maria has a habit of picking at the seams of fairy tales and sewing them into a new set of clothes for her characters to wear. It's unnerving, in just the way you'd expect unravelling others' childhood legends to be.
Keep freaking me out, Maria, it's a twisted pleasure indeed!
One sidenote - a while ago, I reviewed Mic Drop by Rob Edwards, which also included a number of stories from the same podcast - and it's an interesting exercise to compare those that started out from the same point, and the destinations each author reached.
You can also hear the podcasts over at RB Wood's webpage.
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 41 pages
- File Size : 1530 KB
- ASIN : B07KF6R27Q
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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