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ISBN13: 9781932010176
ISBN10: 1932010173
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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 are 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; 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

Review:

"A really good flash fiction is like a story overheard at a bar — personal, funny, dangerous, and sometimes hard to believe. You Have Time For This distills those qualities and many others into quick tall tales by writers who are as talented as they are magical." Kevin Sampsell, author of Beautiful Blemish

Review:

"These contenders for the title of 'world's best short-short stories' are by some of the best micro and flash writers I know of." Robert Shapard, co-editor of New Sudden Fiction and Flash Fiction Forward

Synopsis:

Love, death, fantasy, and foreign lands, told with brevity and style by the best writers in the short-short fiction genre. You Have Time for This satiates your craving for fine literature without making a dent in your schedule. 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.

About the Author

Mark Budman was born and raised in the former Soviet Union. He is the publisher of the flash fiction magazine Vestal Review, which didn't prevent him from getting a patent for a device that allows scents to be transmitted by multimedia. He lives in upstate New York with his wife, two daughters, and one inquisitive male cat.
Tom Hazuka teaches in the English Department at Central Connecticut State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Mark Budman

Sleeping; Katharine Weber

Reunification; Steve Almond

The Dead; Beverly A. Jackson

Maybe a Superhero; Deb Olin Unferth

Clawd; G. W. Cox

Indian Casino; David Schuman

The Man with the Shovel; Chauna Craig

Parting WaysRandall DeVallance

The Story of You; Justine Musk

The Dark Side of the Moon; Mark Budman

Homeward Bound; Tom Hazuka

The Argument for a Shotgun; L.E. Leone

Damn Irene; Susan ONeill

Black Silk; Ian Randall Wilson

In Flight; Michelle Richmond

All It Loves; Avital Gad-Cykman

Headless Angel; Tom Hazuka

La Guaca; Daniel A. Olivas

Memento Mori; Susan ONeill

Infarction; Kellie Wells

Buddhas Happy Family Jewels; Vylar Kaftan

Sleep-over; Bonnie Jo Campbell

7:23 p.m.; Sherrie Flick

ExerciseBruce Taylor

Family Therapy; Pamela Painter

A Room of Frozen Dust; Marge Ballif Simon

Skins on Sule Skerry; Sonya Taaffe

Lamp; Sarah Arellano

Beached; Jessica Treat

Beer and Gunplay; Neno Perrotta

The Illustrated Woman; Pedro Ponce

Nebraska Men; Sherrie Flick

The Diary of a Salaryman; Mark Budman

Snapdragons; Alex Irvine

The House and the Homeowner; L. E. Leone

Rapture; Gayle Brandeis

The Human Pyramid; Neno Perrotta

The House Broods Over Us; Bruce Boston

The Curse of Fat FaceMichael A. Arnzen

The Mouth; Lincoln Michel

WrongAimee Bender

Centerfold; John Briggs

Divadlo; Dave Fromm

On Holiday; Chauna Craig

Gatwick Blues; Kay Sexton

The Lothario; M. J. Rose

What You Can Learn in a Bar; Robert Reynolds

La Luna de los Tres Limones; Steve Frederick

How Could a Mother?; Bruce Holland Rogers

Utilitarianism; Tom Hazuka

Three Soldiers; Bruce Holland Rogers

Skin DeepRobert Boswell

No Questions Asked; Patrick Weekes

 

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Theresa Tyree, May 22, 2014 (view all comments by Theresa Tyree)
"You Have Time For This" the book said--and I did!

Between the constant crush of tasks, life hasn't left me with much time for reading. But this little book gave me stories that only took up a page or two of space and a moment to read and digest. Not only that, they lingered! I've found myself flipping back through this book, returning to my favorites.

If there was a good way to describe these stories, it would be by comparing them to haiku: they're short, sweet, and to the point while still feeling like they're filled with meaning and heft. So much is said in so little. A great book for a person on the go.
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Susan Wiget, October 13, 2009 (view all comments by Susan Wiget)
This collection of flash fiction--bare bone stories no more than five hundred words each--includes a wide variety of stories that, despite their brevity, have a complete beginning, middle, and end. The stories include (among others): the thoughts of two people who meet in an airplane; an unappreciative husband's karma catching up with him; a divorced couple dining out at a Chinese restaurant; and a mentally unhinged and jealous victim of unrequited love. Oh, yes, there's a bizarre science fiction story involving characters who are experiencing a disturbing metamorphosis...but I recommend that you take the time to read the book yourself.
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gracebarron, November 16, 2007 (view all comments by gracebarron)
You Have Time for This is a collection of short stories rich in character and imagination. There's a wide variety of styles and voices, so there's something there for everyone. Full of wit, humor, and drama, these stories accomplish more in a few hundred words than most novels do in a few hundred pages!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932010176
Subtitle:
Contemporary American Short-Short Stories
Author:
Budman
Editor:
Budman, Mark
Editor:
Hazuka, Tom
Author:
Budman, Mark
Author:
Hazuka, Tom
Publisher:
Ooligan Press
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20071101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
135
Dimensions:
7.24x5.82x.34 in. .35 lbs.

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Product details 135 pages Ooligan Press - English 9781932010176 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A really good flash fiction is like a story overheard at a bar — personal, funny, dangerous, and sometimes hard to believe. You Have Time For This distills those qualities and many others into quick tall tales by writers who are as talented as they are magical."
"Review" by , "These contenders for the title of 'world's best short-short stories' are by some of the best micro and flash writers I know of."
"Synopsis" by ,
Love, death, fantasy, and foreign lands, told with brevity and style by the best writers in the short-short fiction genre. You Have Time for This satiates your craving for fine literature without making a dent in your schedule. 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.
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