#BookReview- Valentine Shorts: Flash Fiction #Read @JamesCudney4


Amazon.com Blurb

Valentine Flash Fiction, what could be more fun? The challenge: capture a mood, a memory, a romantic encounter, using exactly 100 words. Stories like Unmasked and Never Stop Asking will touch your heart while others like Glory Days, Puppy Love and Swipe Right will make you smile. Enjoy stories by: James J. Cudney, Jeff Homberger, Julie Morrall, Didi Oviatt, Kaitlyn Sutey and Barbara Venkataraman. This short book will lift your spirits and brighten your day, any day of the year.

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My Review

It amazes me how much emotion can be depicted within 100 words. Each story is unique and entertaining; filling the reader with hope, laughter, and even a touch of sadness, as is the case in Never Stop Asking by James J. Cudney where a couple in love never quite get to the married stage.

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I laughed at Lessons in Cupid by Kaitlyn Sutey where Cupid retires and his successor learns creating love matches is not as easy as it seems.

Another favorite was Puppy Love by Barbara Venkataraman. She skillfully guides us through a sweet new love affair between an aristocrat and a guy who feels out of her league only to discover they’re dogs in the end.

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We met at the park and it was love at first sight. High-spirited and playful, Josie had long copper tresses shining like the sun.

 

Venkataraman, Barbara; Cudney, James; Oviatt, Didi ; Homberger, Jeff; Sutey, Kaitlyn; Morrall, Julie. Valentine Shorts: Flash Fiction (p. 10). Kindle Edition.

If you need a little light-hearted reading, I highly recommend this flash fiction anthology. A nice way to escape the cold!

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23 thoughts on “#BookReview- Valentine Shorts: Flash Fiction #Read @JamesCudney4

  1. Jacquie,

    What a great post. I love how you highlighted all the stories. Barbara is such a great writer and person to know. I’m appreciative she added three of my stories. Love the graphic to match it too. 🙂

    Thank you so much!

    J

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    1. This anthology was just what I needed to get rid of the gray sky blues- thanks, Jay 🙂

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  2. These descriptions sound adorable! I bet Puppy Love was a surprise ending, lol.

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    1. I loved it! Here I’m thinking he’s such a poetic, romantic guy- a keeper, lol

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  3. I recently added this book to my Kindle, but I haven’t started reading yet. I need an escape from the cold!

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    1. This is perfect, Mary. Warm stories to cuddle up to 🙂
      Stay safe!

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  4. These sound sweet and entertaining. And what a twist on Puppy Love.
    Delightful review, Jacquie!

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    1. It’s a fun read, Mae 🙂
      I like short stories for when you’re… well, short on time, lol

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  5. A lovely review of the book to highlight the fun in each story, Jacquie! Congratulations to Jay! 😊

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    1. Each story is unique and fun, Miriam. I think you’d enjoy this one 🙂

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      1. It sounds like it, Jacquie! Thank you for sharing your review! 🙂

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  6. I definitely went through different emotions while reading. Some were sad and some were funny!! Great review!!

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    1. Yes, they hit all the right buttons- thanks, Misty!

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  7. This looks sweet! Thanks for sharing, Jacquie.

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  8. What a fun book, Jacquie. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. It sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing, Jacquie. 🙂

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    1. I like short reads like these for those times when I need a break 🙂

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      1. Me too, Jacquie. 🙂

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  10. This sounds like a fun read, Jacquie. I enjoyed your short peeps into a few of these stories.

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    1. Great when you’re lacking for time and need a break (and a laugh or two :))

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