Hey kids! It’s that time again! That’s right! Time for me to flog yet another literary product of my diseased mind.
Wow, that didn’t sound so good. Maybe let’s start over.
Who doesn’t love them some good ‘n crunchy flash fiction? I still remember the first day I stumbled onto the art form as presented by a little webzine called Flash Fiction Online. My first forays into the flash fiction arena were actually submissions to this magazine. I didn’t get them published. But they did get me rolling with a new way to tell stories.
Over the ensuing years I’ve cranked out quite a number of these things, and I flatter myself that I’ve gotten better at it with practice. But what to do with all those little less-than-a-thousand-words stories I’ve accumulated over the years?
How about this?
Huh, that sounded way more epic in my head.
Anyway, the stories included in this anthology are stories you can already read on my website, edited and polished up from their original versions, and bundled together for your convenience.
“But Albert,” you say. “Aren’t you really just asking us to pay for stuff we can already get for free?”
Nope. Well, okay I am asking you to pay for it.
If you want to.
If you don’t want to, I’m making a PDF version of the same thing you can download from Amazon for 99 cents available for FREE right here, right now, for all you lovely visitors to my blog.
If after you read these stories you think to yourself, “Hey this Albert Berg has provided me with at least 99 cents worth of entertainment, and I am more than happy to show my support of this wonderful, physically attractive, and vastly under-appreciated author by purchasing his book from Amazon,” then hey, I wouldn’t say no to that.
Not sure if this compilation is for you? Here’s a short list of the stories included with a brief summary:
The Finger: in which a man vomits up a human finger and cannot remember how it got there.
Salt of the Earth: in which a man tells his daughter about the world before the Green.
Play Date: in which a woman living in a house filled with empty doll’s heads turns out to be something more than she appears.
The Life and Times of Casey Jones: in which an unsual resident of a prison cell witnesses the end of a human tragedy.
Morgellon’s Man: in which a man afflicted with a strange disease takes matters into his own hands.
The Ghosts of Houses: in which a man is haunted by a dead building.
Grey Area: in which a laundromat becomes a sinister battleground of the soul.
Living Dead: in which the zombie apocalypse cannot come soon enough.
All that Remains: in which the last human tries to find meaning in a chaotic universe.
How the Other Half Dies: in which you are killed by zombies.
The Stone Saucer: in which an alien artifact carries the memories of a dead world.
Remember, all you have to lose is your sanity.