To the quiet ones, the trodden on, the kids in the hall The wolves in sheep's clothing, fooling them all. To the Goth, the dark, and the utterly strange The bizarre, the mutants, and the strangely deranged To the clinically insane and those not yet diagnosed Even un-medicated, you understand us the most This Flashy combo's for you An anthology of the strange, bizarre, and just plain weird. In Volume 1 find Zombies, vampires, ghosts, and ...crickets? If you dare, keep reading Volume 2 for Unicorns, zombies, devils, dark whispers, teddy bears, and ...fireflies? Try a taste of writing from two very different fantasy authors. Flash fiction stories are super short and perfect for when you 'just have a minute'.
When I started reading Flashy Fiction & Other Insane Tales I didn´t know quite well what to expect. From the cover I thought it was going to be a collection of horror stories and it is true there are some creepy ones, but mainly there are insane tales, as the title perfectly points out.
I won´t compare their writings because each of them is unique and I would really, really love to read more collaborations between them.
I am a HUGE FAN of Jen´s work and writing so from the very beginning I knew I was going to love her stories. Echoes of Darkness was my favourite short story, and now I want to read The Untouchable Echo to know more. As always, Jen's writing is powerful, descriptive and lyrical at the same time.
Before this collection of short stories I haven´t heard about Sean Hayden and what a wonderful author I have been missing. Now I NEED to read some of his novels because if he has been able to create mysterious and funny novels in a bunch of pages such as The Day I Got Caught or And You Think Your Job Sucks to name some, I would love to read and know what he can do with a whole book length. I had A LOT of fun reading Sean´s stories, he has a really peculiar sense of humor that had me gaping and laughing at the more unexpected moments. And the whole idea of twitter/ facebook competition was awesome!
The short explanations that came with every short story where really useful to know more about each story and about the authors. It was amazing to really see the difference between their writing when they are the character and when they are being themselves, I don´t know if I have explained it good.
I also felt the difference between the 2 different parts. I liked the 1st one because of the craziness of each story, while the second one was more creepy and I loved that through their writing I could feel that they were even more attuned (don´t know if this word is the proper one).