50 Cent Flash Anthology 1
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Three short-short stories by Jaan Seunnasepp with original illustrations by Katrin Orav and photographs by J M Manness.
THE ROOM: Jenni P. checks into a room at a secluded motel, oblivious to what will confront her there.
POOL HALL SCENE: Pool hall regular Michael is down on his luck until he plays a stranger.
THE BOTTLE OF TOKAJI: University student Greta returns returns home to find that her roommate has opened a very special bottle of wine.
This first volume of 50 Cent Flash Fiction will bring you into the fun, interesting, and intriguingly bizarre world of Jaan Seunnasepp.
Jaan has a rather unique, dark sense of humor. He’s playful with his writing, and it makes for fun reading. When you read one of his stories, you can’t help but smile or laugh out loud. He’s excellent at description. Each of his pieces are superb at making your feel as if you’re right there alongside his characters. Add to that his sense of drama, his ability to know when a piece needs a more serious tone, and you’ve got yourself a solid bit of writing to keep you quite entertained.
The theme for this first round of stories is Twist. Each piece should give you a little something you don’t quite expect, and keep your literary taste buds craving more. In the pages the follow, you’ll find something for everyone. There is humor, fear, excitement, and rage — a whole gamut of emotion.
Fun and intriguing stories
It is remarkable how Jaan Seunnasepp tells such poignant stories with so few words. It reminds me of the kinds of dreams that have a mix of sharp, realistic details along with elements of fantasy that resonate with you for days. The first story titled The Room is my favorite of the three stories in the collection. It has a rich texture with carefully crafted detail and pacing, leading to a funny and satisfying ending. It is pure entertainment, but the dark humor that pervades the story may haunt the reader for a long time. Combined with Malcolm Manness's beautiful photography and Katrin Orav's illustrations, this little collection is a literary gem.
hidden sociality of our culture, right here.
Seunnasepp taps into our innate tendency to observe peoples' patterns of presentation. Clothes, hats, voices, and posture say so much about people and the author lets the reader go through that process. These stories are the hidden sociality of our culture on the page. Twists are never lacking. Characters have unknown identities providing for chance encounters. High stakes at the crossroads in this short.
The stories tell a story behind what's going on between the characters. They draw on our own experiences, and describe a local cultural niche that is inextricably tied to place. All this with an economy of words that yields a very readable and thought provoking piece of writing.
This is an engrossing, surprising story. Extremely well written. The action, the dialogue and the intriguing story line make Twist a novel read. I highly recommend it.