At Edge-Lit this month, I was given a copy of this slim anthology in exchange for an honest review. This is how I reviewed it:
It is the nature of anthologies to be eclectic, and that means not every story will be your thing. On the flipside, there’s something for everyone. This collection covers the whole range of horror genres, from supernatural and urban, to sci fi and body horror. It’s a great opportunity to try out something new.
Flash Fear is, as the name suggests, pieces of flash fiction horror, from just a couple of paragraphs in length up to a few pages. It’s the perfect book to dip in and out of without too much commitment.
The stories here really are wide ranging and varied, and some of the stand out stories for me were A Mother’s Love by Jonathan Butcher, Wise Monkey by Pauline E Dungate, The Letter by Steve Cotterill, and The Men Who Value Everything in Money by James Everington. Some of the stories just didn’t grab me, some were too predictable, and a couple left me baffled and genuinely confused. But that’s the thing about anthologies.
A neat little collection with a small time commitment that works well as an introduction to some promising authors.