Sudden Flash Youth by Christine Perkins-Hazuka
65 Short-Short Stories (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)

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


In these stories of no more than 1000 words, well-known and emerging American authors spotlight crucial moments of change during coming-of-age. Their young protagonists face matters of great consequence, such as the death of a parent, unwanted pregnancy, and bullying, as well as lighter, if perplexing circumstances: how to hold a prom when being home-schooled; what to do when the babysitter suddenly sees the Rapture. The stories are of this moment--a girl who falls in love and then is pressured to lose her virginity in a cyberspace world--and they also remember the past: the Nixon era, the Vietnam War, slavery. Here is a glimpse into the way we live now from the point of view of those who will determine the future. Among the contributors are Steve Almond, Peter Bacho, Richard Bausch, Gayle Brandeis, Richard Brautigan, Ron Carlson, Kelly Cherry, Dave Eggers, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Jim Heynen, Victor Lavalle, Meg Kearney, Naomi Shihab Nye, Maryann O'Hara, Sonia Pilcer, Pamela Painter, Bruce Holland Rogers, Robert Shapard, and Alice Walker.
 

About Christine Perkins-Hazuka

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Christine Perkins-Hazuka has taught English in public and private secondary schools for more than thirty years. Tom Hazuka has co-edited Flash Fiction and You Have Time for This, and other anthologies. He teaches fiction writing at Central Connecticut State University. Mark Budman, author of the novel My Life at First Try, publishes Vestal Review, an online magazine of flash fiction.
 
Published December 15, 2011 by Persea. 225 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Among the strongest are the pieces that are written from the perspective of an adolescent or younger child, such as Gayle Brandeis's, "Rapture" narrated by a young Jewish girl who has been spooked about the Biblical rapture by her Christian babysitter, or Caron A.

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Sudden Flash Youth is a collection of very short stories;

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