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Breath and Shadow by Robert Scotellaro and Meg Pokrass

Praise for Breath and Shadow


“Reading these two major talents of flash is akin to watching trapeze artists swoop and dive, yet retrieve their balance when you least expect it. Daring, witty and often surreal they carry the work into places they make clearly their own. Brilliant!”

—Frankie McMillan, author of My Mother and the Hungarians and The Father of Octopus Wrestling

“What happens when two flash fiction masters team up in alternating sections of six-sentence stories to prove that limits of form can expand imagination? A duel, a duet, a dance. Sheer magic!” 

—Jane Ciabattari, (Literary Hub columnist, contributor, BBC Culture)

“These six-sentence fictions in Breath and Shadow are a fresh mix of narratives that alternately startle, tickle, and sting.  There’s gold in this stream of tiny stories, enough solid value to keep one pondering their richness while marveling at the sparkle.” 

—Bob Thurber, author of Paperboy and Nothing But Trouble

“Scotellaro and Pokrass are the Penn and Teller of flash fiction, conjuring characters and situations and feelings for our amazement and amusement. Pure wizardry!”

—Lou Beach, author of 420 Characters and Cut It Out


Breath and Shadow
by Robert Scotellaro and Meg Pokrass
$21.95, paperback, 140 pp
ISBN-13:  978-1-952335-84-6


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