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Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Collaborative Anthologies – A Quick Read – A-Z Stories from around the World.

A QUICK READ“A QUICK READ” was showcased in Sally Cronin’s blog, “Smorgasbord Book Promotion” in the United Kingdom, thanks to Patricia Salamone, one of the contributors.

Writers were given a challenge: write a complete story in 26 sentences — with the first letter of each sentence beginning with a sequential letter of the alphabet.  Amazing writers from all over the world responded. Could you do it?

Two stories in the book can be read in the Stories to Read tab that follow the format of only 26 sentences. “Inside Ballerina” and “The Fisherman.”

You can read Patricia Salamone’s story, “Getting Old,”  which is featured on the Sally’s link below.

“As a lover of short stories I feel that a collection of short stories is a wonderful way for writers to showcase their work, but is also an excellent and cost effective bargain for the reader,” said Sally Cronin.

Read more at: Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Collaborative Anthologies – A Quick Read – A-Z Stories from around the World.

Two-Minute Stories in Every Genre

Lovers kissRomantic. Fun. Scary. Comical. Creepy. Every genre from science fiction to romance, mystery and horror to cute animal tales, you will find a story to your liking. READ FOR FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited, or get your digital or print copy to read anytime, anywhere.

Last year, a challenge was given. Over forty talented authors worldwide responded in writing a 26-sentence story from A-Z or Z-A. The result – 58 flash fiction stories in every genre compiled into one book, A Quick Read.  Read excerpts from a few wonderful  stories…

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Gently I took her in my arms and pulled her close. “For now, at this moment, it’s just you and me.”Exquisitely her delectable lips parted with invitation. “Don’t speak.” Carrying my prize to a nearby grassy knoll beside a gurgling river, we sat together as one. Before I knew what was happening we’d been caught up in our passion. From “First Love”  – (Indianapolis, IN)

Gravity took hold and before she knew it she was tumbling further down the cliffside. Had she known what this night would bring, she would have stayed home in the comfort of life. It was her own driven actions that brought her to this time, this place. Just as all her actions before this carried her down the path of life in a clumsy manner of which she acted first. From “The Cliff” – (Binghamton, NY)

 

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Opening the door into the hall, the rush of air fanned the flames behind him. Pulling the door shut with great difficulty and coughing wildly, he forced himself up the stairs. Quickly, he found the boy’s bedroom door and flung it open. Reaching down for the child’s bed in the gloom, to his dismay, he found it empty. From “Rescue” – (Gloucester, UK)

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