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‘Vignettes from the End of the World’ Review


Written by: Paula Limbaugh

“This is how the world ends.
This is how the world ends.
This is how the world ends.
Not in a bang, but in a book.”

An absolutely brilliant collection of 58 flash stories.  Everyone has a way for the world to end; it can start with a sneeze as in Eryk Pruitt’s Taking a Half Day or maybe in a flash, just like Essel Pratt writes in My Father’s Flannel.  Perhaps one may find solace besides a tree as in Summer Dying Fast by Michael H Antonio.  Maybe one will make the most of his days like Terry M West’s character in Centered.

All of these stories are thoughtful and insightful.  Michael Haynes quotes J M Barrie “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”  You can find this in The flower of Memory.  One can always hope.  I found One Man and His Dog by David Turnbull the saddest of the bunch, where one can hope no more.  Glenn Rolfe’s Charley Sings the World Away is a bittersweet tale and in Reincarnation by E E King we are left with the thought, that what once was, will be and what will be, once was.

Of course I can’t fail to mention the couple who take their vows literally, you can read about them in The Last Kiss by Josh Strnad or about that moment when you wake up feeling sane, KZ Morano will tell you how that is in Red Curtain.  I could go on and on as every one of these stories are fantastic, but I’m sure you would much rather read them yourself!

Order it right here!

Rating: 4/5

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