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Sudden Flash Youth
65 Short-Short Stories

Christine Perkins-Hazuka, Tom Hazuka, Mark Budman (Editors)

A unique collection: the only anthology of short-short stories to focus on youth.

In no more than 1000 words, young protagonists examine crucial moments of decision and challenge, involving love, faith, sports, accidents, toys, pets, slavery, the end of the world—from the historical past into virtual reality and beyond. Whether action-packed or meditative, realistic or fantastical, these brief stories brim with the vitality and intensity of youth.

Among the contributors are Steve Almond, Peter Bacho, Richard Bausch, Daphne Beal, Gayle Brandeis, Richard Brautigan, Ron Carlson, Kelly Cherry, Stuart Dybek, Dave Eggers, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Jim Heynen, Meg Kearney, Anne Mazer, Naomi Shihab Nye, Maryann O'Hara,Pamela Painter, Sonia Pilcer, Bruce Holland Rogers, Robert Shapard, and Alice Walker.

Paperback / $13.95 (Can $18.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-371-6 / 224 pages / Short Stories / Anthology / Ages 15+