Flash Clash Challenge: Day #25

Day #25 of my Flash Clash Challenge, and as time is against me today I’m going to be brief (my Internet connection is also playing up this evening so I’m not sure how long I’ve got till it flakes out again). It’s maybe a good job that I am being brief to be honest, because none of the story offerings today really turned out to be much above average. Sure they were all entertaining enough, but not one of them moved me as others have done during this challenge.

Anyway, here’s the rundown. See you tomorrow:

Author Collection Story Title *Comment Rating
Nik Perring –REVIEW PENDING– —- —-
Alex Burrett Julian’s Boat Nautical Rating: ★★★☆☆
Etgar Keret –REVIEW PENDING– —- —-
**David Gaffney Kick inside
Pop Tarts
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Rating: ★★★☆☆
***Dan Rhodes Sailing
Rating: ★★★½☆
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Rating: ★★★☆☆

*Keeping in the spirit of flash I’m limiting myself to only giving single-word comments for each story.
**As they are incredibly short in length, David Gaffney’s stories are being ‘ticked off’ two at a time.
*** Dan Rhode’s stories are even shorter than Gaffney’s and to ensure that I finish his collection in time, I have to cover three per day.

Inspired by the publication of Nik Perring’s debut flash fiction collection, the Flash Clash Challenge is a fun contest in which three four other experts in the field are compared alongside Nik. You can find out more about it HERE.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).


  1. Well, this is an unusual challenge and is much better than the “year of vampires” which some seem to subscribe to. And you’re on your own with it to. I hope you meet your objectives – I haven’t heard of flash fiction before so it was enlightening to read of it.

    • Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)

      Hi Tom. Great to hear from you. To be honest Flash Clash is a personal challenge anyway. And although I’d be delighted if anyone picked up some flash fiction as a consequence, I’ve not really set this challenge up in a way that someone else could jump on board. That said the wonderful Kristen seems to be following along just fine.