Two Hundred Very Short Stories is a collection of stories each so short that the reader can start … and finish … a whole one in one night – some even in a minute! Recognising that many people don’t have enough time for regular reading – and thus can easily lose the thread of a novel – Helen Keeling-Marston set about writing a collection of short stories. Two Hundred Very Short Stories – Helen’s first book – features an eclectic mix of short stories and flash fiction: flash fiction being works of extreme brevity. Similar to a musical mix tape, the collection of stories aims to elicit a range of different emotions from the reader: joy, sadness, amusement, befuddlement, intrigue and fear. Be warned, however, that you’ll need to have your wits about you when reading this book, as Two Hundred Very Short Stories isn’t always a passive experience!
“A great book for people who don’t have time to read!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Carole C.
These stories range from thought-provoking to really clever and rather strange. I have to admit there are a couple I didn’t understand, but I shall re-read them later. I’m only on number 41 so far. I love the idea that you can pick up the book for 5 mins (while the peas are boiling!) and read several complete stories.
About the Author
Helen Keeling-Marston was born in Staffordshire, England, in 1980. After studying for a maths degree at the University of Bath, she moved to Hampshire and began a career as an analyst. In addition to Helen’s number crunching, she has set up, and runs, a UK sports charity, she writes articles for women’s sports magazines and she dabbles in classical composing and creative writing.
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