I Call This Flirting #2020

I Call This Flirting By Sherrie Flick I Call This Flirting I Call This Flirting is a collection of fever dreams haunted by desire grief sex and memory These are late night stories told after midnight a femme fatale whispering sad and unraveled and lusty
  • Title: I Call This Flirting
  • Author: Sherrie Flick
  • ISBN: 9781886226081
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • I Call This Flirting By Sherrie Flick
    I Call This Flirting By Sherrie Flick I Call This Flirting is a collection of fever dreams, haunted by desire, grief, sex, and memory These are late night stories, told after midnight, a femme fatale whispering sad and unraveled and lusty tales into your ear That femme fatale is Sherrie Flick, and she s a wickedly good writer John McNally, author of The Book of RalphTo order Casey Huff, editorFlume Press I Call This Flirting is a collection of fever dreams, haunted by desire, grief, sex, and memory These are late night stories, told after midnight, a femme fatale whispering sad and unraveled and lusty tales into your ear That femme fatale is Sherrie Flick, and she s a wickedly good writer John McNally, author of The Book of RalphTo order Casey Huff, editorFlume Press at CSU, Chico400 W First St.Chico, CA 95929 0830flumepress csuchico
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    About “Sherrie Flick

    • Sherrie Flick

      Sherrie Flick s debut novel RECONSIDERING HAPPINESS is out with University of Nebraska Press 2009 I CALL THIS FLIRTING, her awarding winning chapbook of flash fiction, was published in 2004 Flume Press Her work appears in the anthologies FLASH FICTION FORWARD Norton and NEW SUDDEN FICTION Norton as well as THE ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION A recipient of a PA Council on the Arts grant and residencies from the Ucross Foundation and Atlantic Center for the Arts, she lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches and works as a freelance writer and editor For 10 years, she served as Artistic Director for the Gist Street Reading Series giststreet

    111 thoughts on “I Call This Flirting

    • This collection ends with three words pure, sweet, uncluttered These adjectives describe the possibility of happiness, but they also describe the author s writing style The women in I Call This Flirting are vivid and intense The men are enigmatic though very closely observed Cats figure in many of the scenes As do pies burned pies and beautiful pies Also screen doors and the sky and the ground and sex.Such good writing.


    • I probably would have enjoyed this chapbook anyway, but I appreciated it so much after moving to the Midwest This book is sharp and precise, but not clinical Its stories are peppered with whiskey and heartbreak and travel a messily organized and comfortable trip through an America that most people know but few people write faithfully about.


    • Although it goes by different names depending on whom you ask, the literary term that I prefer for very short stories is flash fiction Flash fiction stories are generally between 50 500 words and cover all territories that full length short stories tackle In other words, they are perfect brief journeys for those who would rather read literature than cheap magazines while waiting for their oil to be changed or their bowels to move The sad truth though is that few writers can actually condense lan [...]


    • These short very short stories are fascinating The author has an impressive ability to acquaint the reader with vibrant, deep, complex, and often somewhat dark, troubled characters in a matter of paragraphs I was intrigued by the voice of each story, wanting to know about them rather, her , as it seemed the voice was always a woman , when the stories come to a quick end And yet I didn t feel that they ended too abruptly I felt satisfied with a complete story, left at the right moment to think a [...]


    • The form asked for my best guess of the date I read this book That s a difficult question I first read it in 2002, I think whatever the date was when it first hit the shelves I have read it dozens of times since then and I am still reading it This book has brains and heart It also has something so many books today lack a graceful, un self conscious, integrated sense of language One sentence can make you swoon, can make you laugh, can make you cry, can turn grit into beauty and beauty into grit a [...]


    • I bought up a bunch of copies of this collection to use in my writing class at Saint Joseph s University First, the writing is so great Love is an ocean, pounding and pounding on the rocks, like Christmas tree lights blinking in a window, beckoning The movement from ocean, to the rhythmic pounding, to the blinking of lights awes me And I love the way the sentence ends with beckoning So many sentences are like this Such brilliance There s an urgency and longing in the writing and stories that bec [...]


    • I Call This Flirting has this stripped down Alice Munro thing going on that is fantastic Not the situations per se, Alice Munro never had a lonely character sleep with the paperboy, and I don t think her characters drink this much, but the sense of longing and found love, how we get it and lose it invoked Munro for me.


    • Just received my copy of this, I m very eager to read Sherrie Flick s chapbook Okay, read it and whooosh, loved it very much My favorite of the whole collection was Nebraska Men which begins with this odd, perfect sentence In Nebraska men keep small colorful seashells in their mouths.


    • Whoever called these wickedly good was right on target It s hard to resist the title, and equally hard to resist the stories condensed, beautiful, insightful, altogether good I admire this writing and this book a great deal.


    • One of my favorite flash fiction books She is especially talented with condensing and layering time, and she gets lots of credit for experimenting and taking chances.


    • I have not read this book as a whole, it is on my TBR list, but give it a 4 star rating based on the stories I ve read elsewhere.The title story is wonderful is Oklahoma Men.




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