Writing stories under 1,000 words is certainly challenging. Called flash fiction, micro-fiction, sudden fiction, and postcard fiction, these quick writes have become quite popular today. They succeed in accommodating readers on the go who lack the luxury of sitting down for long periods of reading. Like patrons at a smorgasbord, they can taste a little of this fine dish and a little of that. They can leave the table without fear of being still hungry. With dry humor and a deep sense of irony, Salvatore Buttaci has delivered a book of sparkling gems. These quick stories make us laugh, think, and at times cry. They take us to the core of reality and at other times to the wonders of fantasy. -Kenneth Weene author of Widow's Walk
Salvatore Buttaci is a retired English teacher who has been writing since childhood. His first published work, an essay entitled Presidential Timber, appeared in the Sunday New York News when he was sixteen. Since then his poems, letters, short stories, and articles have been widely published in The New York Times, Newsday, U.S.A. Today, The Writer, Cats Magazine, and elsewhere in America and overseas. In 2001, Pudding House Publications included his work in the Greatest Hits Series with his chapbook, Greatest Hits: 1970-2000. He was also the 2007 recipient of the $500.00 Cyber-wit Poetry Award. His recent chapbook published by Big Table Company is called Boy on a Swing and other poems. His recent book, A Family of Sicilians..., is available at http: //stores.lulu.com/ButtaciPublishing2008 Visit the author's site at http: //salvatorebuttaci.wordpress.com Buttaci lives in West Virginia with his wife Sharon.