Valentine Shorts: Flash Fiction by Barbara Venkataraman / #Review @BarbaraVenkat

Valentine Flash Fiction, what could be more fun? The challenge: capture a mood, a memory, a romantic encounter, using exactly 100 words. Stories like Unmasked and Never Stop Asking will touch your heart while others like Glory Days, Puppy Love and Swipe Right will make you smile. Enjoy stories by: James J. Cudney, Jeff Homberger, Julie Morrall, Didi Oviatt, Kaitlyn Sutey and Barbara Venkataraman. This short book will lift your spirits and brighten your day, any day of the year.




It’s not easy writing a book, but it’s not easy writing a short story either when you have a limited word count. I have never tried to write a book and I never will. I leave that to the experts, but a few years ago I took part in a kind of contest where you could win no prizes but eternal glory during one week if you were chosen as the winner by the other contestants. 😉 Each week you received one word and the challenge was to write a little story with exactly 120 words and I can assure you that it was sometimes more difficult than making a jigsaw puzzle. It was great fun though and I stopped due to lack of time, but talking about it here makes me want to participate again. If only there were 25 hours in a day. 🙂

I felt like the authors here had a lot of fun with this project too and when they have fun you feel it through the pages of their book. The stories were sweet, fun and of course filled with love, hearts and flowers.

I enjoyed reading it a lot. 5 stars

Thank you, Barbara Venkataraman


About the authors

Award-winning author Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. Her works include: “The Fight for Magicallus”, a children’s fantasy; “If you’d Just Listened to Me in the First Place”, a humorous short story; and three books of humorous essays: “I’m Not Talking about You, Of Course,” “A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities,” and “A Smidge of Crazy”, from her series, “Quirky Essays for Quirky People.”

Her Jamie Quinn cozy mystery series includes: “Death by Didgeridoo”, “The Case of the Killer Divorce”, “Peril in the Park”, “Engaged in Danger” and “Jeopardy in July”.
Her newest book has just been released: “Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four”, a memoir she co-authored with her son about lessons he learned while working to exonerate four men falsely convicted of a terrible crime in the Jim Crow South. All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle.



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