BOOK REVIEW: Bite-Sized Stories (Flash Flood #1) anthology

Recently I was pleased to hear that my short story, The Price, was accepted into Flash Flood #1: Bite-Sized Stories. It’s an anthology of several genres – sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, and literary fiction – put together beautifully by editor George Donnelly.

When I got my contributor’s copy, I was excited to see who else had made it, and found myself quite pleasantly surprised with the broad scope this anthology covers.

cover of Flash Flood #1 Bite Sized Stories short fiction anthology

Book Description

33 Flash Fiction Stories for Life’s Stolen Moments

From a creepypasta horror farm to a bullish love tale and from the bloody metal deck of the ESS Arclight to superhero octopus food trucks, you can transform your shortest stolen moments into utter delights with this diverse collection of 33 flash fiction stories.

Commuting to work? Grabbing a quick coffee? Each story tells a complete tale in but a few short minutes with the added promise of a lifelong introduction to new indie writers.

You never know, you might just find your next favorite author.

This collection, the first in the Flash Flood series, is a special selection of master works with a variety of genres and voices guaranteed to keep you engaged.

My Rating

You could say I’m partial, because one of my stories ended up in this anthology, but I really enjoyed it. Some of my favorites?

A Report to the Commissioner cracked me up. This line, in particular: “…and with half the crew out of sorts and whelping in every available corner, he wasn’t pleased to have to upset his commanding officer.”

No Rest for the Reannotated was a good one. What would happen if a future society could bring back the greatest minds in history to help solve their problems?

Dark Dealings reminds me of some of the people I went to high school with. Fanboys, fangirls, and kids who loved the occult make a strange brew.

Hair of the Dog was another funny one. Squibbles and Floopsie? Those dog names tell you all you need to know about the owner.

Afternoon Tea and Tentacles has a great SFC (Strong Female Character) who isn’t even the protagonist. I suspect I’d love a book series with her as the main heroine.

Tiny Trophies was a great little horror tale that reminded me a lot of my first published horror story. Sometimes a young boy has to do what he has to do.

The Bull Rider’s Proposal is one of those stories that will make even the toughest cowboy say, “Aww.”

And, last but not least, The Poet in the Park makes you take another look at the world and the people around you, and consider how you have been judging it all.


I give this anthology a solid four of four stars!

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