Vicky Swanky Is A Beauty (review)
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Vicky Swanky Is A Beauty is a collection of short shorts or fictions compact enough so as to be spacious if printed on a postcard. Some of the stories may qualify as being flash fiction. Some of the stories may not. All of the stories were written by Diane Williams. Diane Williams writes taut little tales.
Mood Which Gripped Me
The Use of Fetishes
The Wedding Mask Door Pull
Highlights of the Twilight
Give Them Stuff
If You Ever Get Three Or Four Laughing You Weren't Soon To Forget It
and other stories
A version of "Religious Behavior" with a longer ending may be found here where it is followed by a story not in this book.
Many of the stories here are wry or grim and may require a second reading in order for the reader to get it. Each of the stories features a different narrator. Some are as short as the shortest paragraph in this review. Some stretch to two or even three pages.
This would be a fun book to read to someone who is soaking in a bathtub.
Published by McSweeney's in 2012
roughly 13.5 x 20 cm