A talking crow. A Hindu Goddess. A fabulous female poolside sleuth.
These are just some of the characters you’ll meet in this collection of 100 quirky flash fiction stories.
Written one per day in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, each story is exactly 100 words long and come together to form a thoughtful journal of self-isolation in the suburbs, from April – July 2020.
While some stories are intensely personal, others are playful. Some are bittersweet, and others are downright surreal. All of them will feel familiar, and remind you that you are not alone on this superweird journey.
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Focused flash fiction: “Flash fiction is a unique form – needing to be super-tight and focused in order to work. In Days Are Beautiful, author Andrea C. Neil really pulls this off, showing herself to be very skilled in what is a very demanding form of art. The stories in Days Are Beautiful are clever, fun, sometimes light-hearted and often weighty with thoughts on how we inhabit our daily lives. Much of what happens in the everyday subject matter is very relatable, tackling the little things in life (and sometimes the big) that we all find ourselves facing, especially in light of a pandemic. I definitely recommend this book, and I’m looking forward to the next one!” — Goodreads Review
Read it with a great cup of coffee: “This is a very enjoyable and well written book…it makes you feel less alone and connected to someone else living in an unsettled time in our lives.” — Goodreads Review
Good short short stories: “I think one of these days we will be through this pandemic and I think books like this will remind us of what it is like to live through it. I give the book five stars and recommend it highly.” — Goodreads Review