Death and Other Survival Strategies
Carolyn R. Russell
Publication date: October, 2023
Genre: Flash Fiction
Paperback: ISBN: 978-3-98832-028-5
eBook: ISBN: 978-3-98832-029-2
★★★★★ “You will emerge on the other side of this book laughing, crying, and braver.” Lorette C. Luzajic, founder and editor of The Ekphrastic Review
A young boy confronts a terrifying family secret. A recent college graduate is surprised by her fairy godmother in the powder room of a fancy nightclub in Manhattan. An exhausted midwife and her talking horse stumble into the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A crack real estate agent confronts monstrously annoying thrill seekers at her open house. Two scheming ex-lovers meet at a diner; only one will leave. A small child gleefully bends reality to her will.
This cross-genre collection of flash fiction explores the far realms of our most basic instinct. Russell’s stories astonish, delight, and repulse, unleashing a multiverse of possibility as her unforgettable characters respond to uncertainty in bedeviling ways.