And so dear reader I bring you to Day #34 of my Flash Clash reading challenge, and the final day of my flash fiction journey. True I’ve still got to total up all of the ratings and declare an overall ‘winner’ of the challenge i.e. the one author out of the five who scored the highest on average for his stories, but effectively Rob’s Flash Clash challenge comes to an end today.
Have I had a blast? Absolutely! Am I glad I endured 34 days of flash fiction reading? You bet I am! Am I going to be putting my feet up now and mulling over what has been a long but rewarding ‘journey’? Yes, but not quite. Aside from figuring out who the ‘Flash Champ’ is, I’ve got five flash fiction collections reviews to type up *groan* Watch this space!
Here’s the rundown on the final stories read:
|Nik Perring||–REVIEW PENDING–||—-||—-|
|Alex Burrett||–REVIEW PENDING–||—-||—-|
|Etgar Keret||–REVIEW PENDING–||—-||—-|
|**David Gaffney||–REVIEW PENDING–||—-||—-|
*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
threefour other experts in the field are compared alongside Nik. You can find out more about it HERE.