Friday, March 26, 2010

Guest author Sal Butacci is Flashing His Shorts!

   Flashing My Shorts
by Salvatore Buttaci is a collection of 164 flash-fiction stories that runs the gamut from humor to horror with everything in between. These quick but thought-out writes have become quite popular today. They tend to accommodate readers on the go who lack the luxury of sitting down for long periods of reading. Like patrons at a smorgasbord, they can taste a little of this fine dish and a little of that and not go hungry. The stories Buttaci flashes in his book can, on one page, make readers laugh, and on the next, cry.


Excerpt

Encounter

Years of hard drinking had driven him to seed. He slept under cardboard on the coldest New York City nights, and his days were taken up begging for spare change.
One morning a passerby stopped to look at him. He turned his unshaven, toothless face away. But the woman continued staring. “Is your name Thomas?” she asked. He shook his head. “Thomas Cole?” she persisted. Again he gestured no. He could see the tears wetting the woman’s face. She could not see his.
Leaning against the streetlight, he watched his daughter lose herself in the rush hour of pedestrian traffic.

Review

These Stories Are Short, But They Pack A Punch
Salvatore Buttaci masters the short form in his new collection Flashing My Shorts. The stories here are spare but powerful, and each is injected with Buttaci's quick wit, sharp insight, and the sort of emotional depth that causes a reader to pause, for just a moment, before reading on, wanting more.
Buttaci has a delicate touch with his pen and he's fantastic at telling stories, stories with wide range and the commonality of insight, humor and strong resolution. Buy the book for yourself, buy a copy for a friend and get ready to enjoy what a strong short story collection can offer: utter entertainment in bite-sized bits. I like to think of these stories the way I think of those portion-controlled, pre-packaged desserts: when I'm done with one, why not another?
                                                                              -- J.L. Knox, author of Musical Chairs
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http://www.amazon.com/Flashing-My-Shorts-Salvatore-Buttaci/dp/0984259473

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http://allthingsthatmatterpress.com or

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For more information about Salvatore, go to http://salvatorebuttaci.wordpress.com or http://sambpoet.webs.com/

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4 comments:

  1. Excellent review and wonderful post!

    You should swing over to my blog when you get a chance... I've given you an award!

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  2. Thank you! I could use one right about now!

    Sal

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  3. I just recently learned about flash fiction. Have you submitted any of your short stories to it? Do you recommend it?

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