Okay, so this review is not entirely disinterested–please note that I’m one of the authors. This collection includes my flash sci-fi story, “Picture Perfect”, about a girl who loved her cellphone into sentience, a la The Velveteen Rabbit. There really is nothing quite like the validation of an occasional trade publication.
But still. I went to Amazon and bought my own copy, so I think I’m entitled to an opinion on the work as a whole. It would be disingenuous of me to review my own story, but setting that tale aside, it’s still a worthy read. My favorites were “Day Worker” by Andrew Lucas and “A Sadness Runs Through Him” by Louise Sorensen.
All the tales were well-written, with solid pacing, world building, and story structure, and it’s a volume I’m proud to be a part of.
If sci-fi is your cup of tea (with a little fantasy crossover), check out the “Look Inside” here: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Minor-Malfunction-issue-June-ebook/dp/B072N1RMFL/.