Author: Sarah Brentyn
Category: Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Haiku
When You’re on the Edge, It’s Easy to Fall
These are stories of lives on the edge.
A girl tortured by the world within her. A boy powerless to escape his home. A mother doomed to live with her greatest mistake. A man lost in a maze of grief.
Each raindrop provides a microscopic mirror of ourselves and those around us. But we can’t always trust what we see. The distorted images disorient the mind, altering our view of reality.
Having read Sarah Brentyn’s first collection, Hinting at Shadows, I was looking forward to reading On the Edge of a Raindrop. I’ve been dipping in and out of it for a little while, sometimes re-reading particular sections. It’s amazing what can be conveyed in just a few sentences, or even words. The book is divided into three sections – Mindscapes, Lifelines and Microbursts.
I’m delighted to be spotlighting Sarah Brentyn’s collection of short and micro fiction ~ Hinting at Shadows ~ and sharing two extracts from the book along with my review.
Delve into the deeper reaches of the human condition and the darkness that lives there.
A girl haunted by her sister’s drowning. A boy desperate for his father’s affection. A woman forced to make a devastating decision. A man trapped by his obsessions.
Experience tales of love, loss, murder, and madness through this collection of flash and micro fiction.
Take a peek behind the smile of a stranger. Get a glimpse inside the heart of a friend. Scratch the surface and discover what is hidden beneath.
These stories will open your mind, tug at your thoughts, and allow you to explore the possibility that, even in the brightest moments, something is Hinting at Shadows.