SSR Countdown #1 of 15: They Could No Longer Contain Themselves

8 Jul

To help get everyone as jazzed as I am for the VouchedATL Launch Reading I have decided to do a countdown of Single Sentence Reviews of the books that will be carried at VouchedATL’s table. For the kick-off I’ve chosen Rose Metal Press’ flash fiction collection They Could No Longer Contain Themselves because I can’t either. (Neither can Christopher!)

Imagine John Jodzio, Elizabeth J. Colen, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Sean Lovelace, and Mary Miller standing in a line each singing their own melody in a round, and over time the five melodies bleed into each other and form an over-lying arc whose staccato’s burst so much that you can feel them prick your fingertips and whose legatos ring your insides dry and when the humming, whistling, and singing stops the five of them all leave but their tunes stay in your head for days.


4 Responses to “SSR Countdown #1 of 15: They Could No Longer Contain Themselves”

  1. ce. July 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    This makes me think of these 5 authors all Flash Mobbing my brain.

  2. Tyler Gobble July 8, 2011 at 7:45 pm #


    This is a beautiful way to address this book. I’m so excited to read it. And super excited to see the rest of your single sentence reviews. And stoked to see how Vouched Atlanta goes. Best of luck.


    • Laura Straub July 9, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

      Thank you Tyler, I’m excited for you to read it! I hope you enjoy the rest of the single sentence review countdown, they’re so much fun to write.
      Thank you for all of your support and encouragement.


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