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Short Stories: The Best Holiday Reads For Winter

Posted by Discovery Parks on 9 Jun 2016

Who needs to read through 500 pages to feel fulfilled by a story? Not you! Short stories will easily quench your thirst for fiction and perfect to fill the gaps of your busy day. Flash fiction is everything you need to get you from home to work on the bus, waiting in line at the bank, or taking such much needed alone time while holidaying.

Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins et al. (Released May 2016)

This collection of short stories has been created by the efforts of a number of YA authors, equipped with strong stories that break down all barriers. These short stories are the best thing to take you away from the cold winter nights and into the warm rays of sunlight. Perfect for a young adult with limited time and perhaps a short attention span, this flash fiction book gives you 12 reasons to fall in love with summer (ahead of time).

The Best Australian Stories 2015 Edited by Amanda Lohrey (released November 2015)

Collected and combined by acclaimed novelist Amanda Lohrey, these short stories reach far and wide in subject and style. Ranging from the re-imagined life of Picasso to the grief experienced by a woman who loses her brother to suicide, this is flash fiction at its finest. To make it even better, it’s elegantly Australian with the promise of true, complete immersion.

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis (Released January 12)

American psycho meets the Stepford Wives in this this collection of stories that goes behind closed doors and into the homes of families in Manhattan. These women do it all; cook, clean, host and kill. Enjoy the tantalising stories of women who rule their homes with the seriousness of Patrick Bateman and the charisma and perfection of a Stepford wife. Darkly hilarious and viciously honest, these short stories will change the way you look at the people around you.

Take your short stories with you on your next holiday and enjoy time to fall into fiction again and again, numerous times a day.

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