You Have Time for this: Contemporary American Short-short Stories

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Mark Budman, Tom Hazuka
Ooligan Press, 2007 - Fiction - 135 pages
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This collection takes the modern reader on fifty-three literary rides, each one only five hundred words or less. Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka, two of the top names in the genre, have compiled an anthology of mini-worlds as diverse as the authors who created them.

Contributing writers include Steve Almond, author of "My Life in Heavy Metal" and "Candy-freak;" Aimee Bender, author of "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt;" Robert Boswell, author of five novels including "Century's Son;" Alex Irvine, author of "A Scattering of Jades;" L. E. Leone, who writes a weekly humorous column about food and life for the "San Francisco Bay Guardian;" Justine Musk, author of dark-fantasy novels including "Blood Angel;" Susan O'Neill, writer of nonfiction and fiction with a book of short stories "Don't Mean Nothing: Short Stories of Vietnam;" and Katharine Weber author of several novels, her most recent is "Triangle."

From Buddha to beer, sex to headless angels, there's a story here for everyone." In You Have Time for This" you will find:

Flash fiction from forty-four authors

Works from across the globe

Highly regarded authors from all types of genres

Fresh work from emerging writers

Fifty-three stand-alone pieces that tie the world together

Enjoy. You have time for this.

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About the author (2007)

Veteran short-short fiction writers and editors, Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka are masters of the genre.

Budman co-edits "Vestal Review, " a short-short fiction magazine, and has been published widely. His first novel is coming out in May 2008. Budman has taught extensively on the subject of flash fiction at colleges and universities on the East Coast.

Hazuka co-edited the first major short-short fiction anthology, "Flash Fiction, " in 1992, as well as authoring three novels, one work of nonfiction, and more than thirty stories. He teachers English at Central Connecticut State University.

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