Because I like you, and I really want to spread some reading joy this Holiday season, I am offering both of my books for $15 right now until it’s too late to get them to people by Christmas!
Need to more? Here’s a little bit about my books.
Flash In the Dark: A Collection of Flash Fiction
Like stepping off a stair you didn’t realize was there, the stories in this collection of flash fiction offer stomach flips, sudden jolts and quick bursts of terror.
From a relentless mind control device, vengeful actresses and quirky time travelers, to a future where our clones are our slaves, these stories are flashes of fiction that teeter between dark and light.
In this collection, you’ll find creatures that dance on the edge of the darkness and tales that shine a little bit of light into the shadows. Find a moment from your day to relish in that balance. Pick up this book, step off that stair, and let your imagination explore the creepy corners found in Flash in the Dark.
Allison’s latest work, Flash in the Dark – A Collection of Flash Fiction, is a brilliant composite of her penchant for short, memorable, endearing stories. Often less than five-hundred words, but always unique works of art, Allison’s flash fiction is impactful. – Amazon Review
A truly fantastic collection of short stories. Leads the reader through a variety of snapshots and mini-tales, each as detailed and eloquent as it is brief.
Amazing, how pieces of writing with so few words can evoke such a variety of reactions from its readers… tears for a moving reunion, chills from the shadows behind you being something far worse… -Amazon Review
Short stories seem a lost art. Mr. Bierce, Ms.Shelley, Mr. Joyce, Ms. Mansfield, Mr. Poe… When was the last time you sat down and experienced a cross section of literature, of styles, of genres? High school English Lit (or Language Arts or Humanities or whatever it’s called these days)?
Ms. Spooner expertly constructs her narratives like tiramisu, alternating layers of striking detail and delicate subtlety. She moves with ease from unnatural to upbeat to unsettling to uplifting from beat to beat and each story progresses with gratifying revelation after gratifying revelation. Like most delicacies, once done, her tales have a way of leaving you satisfied, yet craving more at the same time.
This collection keeps you on your toes and, once complete, truly leaves an impression. Quirky and unrestricted, this was a terrific read. You’ll devour and savor it at the same time. – Amazon Review
Whether it be through brilliant bursts of science fiction, sweet slice of life scenarios, or tense tales of terror, in this debut chapbook Allison Spooner offers readers a masterclass not only in flash fiction, but also engaging and intriguing stories completely told in bite-sized morsels. The efficiency and energy here is both relentless and unparalleled. Buy this book, as it’s one you’ll want to read, read again, and share. — Dirk Manning, writer/creator of NIGHTMARE WORLD, TALES OF MR. RHEE, and more
Reading Allison Spooner’s flash fiction is like going for a pleasant walk around town and finding yourself irresistibly drawn into dark, damp, and quite probably dangerous alleys. You know you shouldn’t go down there, but you just can’t help yourself. Perfect for anyone with a slightly twisted sense of humor and a finely tuned sense of irony. –Erin Bartels, author of We Hope for Better Things and The Words Between Us
The Problem With Humans: And Other Stories
In her first book, “Flash in the Dark: A Collection of Flash Fiction,” Allison Spooner offered stories that teetered between dark and light. Her second collection contains brief glimpses into the moments that make humans…well, human.
Spooner’s stories have been called “unique works of art,” “brilliant, disturbing, and thought-provoking,” and her last book a “truly fantastic collection of short stories.”
In her second collection, she offers something for both lovers of humanity and those who are entirely fed up. From deadly mistakes and crass crimes to the sweet moments that once again give us faith in humanity, the stories in this collection will both break your heart and make you smile.
“From whimsical fantasy to the harsh realities of addiction, Ms. Spooner’s stories have it all. Twists and turns and thought-provoking tales, you’ll want to keep reading to see what’s in store for you next.”
-K. Lynn Smith, writer/creator of Plume and For Goodness’ Sake
“The problem with humans…is that they suck. They’re also deliciously complex, as shown in the pages of this collection. This sampler platter of genre—science-fiction, horror, romance, fantasy—examines the human condition from within and without, eliciting every emotional response from delight to devastation. Allison Spooner accomplishes what writers crave and what readers seek—plot twists and clever turns of phrase; subtle parallels at both sentence and story level. And she makes it look easy.”
-Leah McNaughton Lederman, author, editor: Cafe Macabre: A Collection of Horror Short Stories and Art by Women
“Spooner strikes again. An expert chauffeur, she navigates both pleasant, county roads and dark, dank alleys with ease – and has zero hesitation if/when she jerks the wheel down a twist or turn. From slapdash capers to political unrest in supernatural suburbia, Ms. Spooner once again delivers a delectable smorgasbord of fast and – most importantly – fun stories that made me laugh, think, and/or flinch (but in a good way). She could lead a master class on foreshadowing.”
“Fans of Spooner’s “Flash in The Dark” will delight in this new collection of flash fiction. Once again, she has mastered the difficult task of writing bite-sized stories that hook the reader from the very beginning and keep them guessing until the end. The tales range from humorous and romantic to fantastic and macabre, and each story feels like an unexpected gift that you can’t wait to open. Warning: you may find yourself reading the entire book in one sitting!”
Ready now? Grab em while you can!