Especially the Bad Things is a strange collection that sparks the reader’s own imagination, challenging our previous perceptions of form, plot and character relationships. Gerke has set out to bend traditional ideas of what a flash fiction/short story should be, cramming his pieces with humour, sadness, twists and the odd sprinkling of something rather beautiful.
A surprisingly light enjoyable book: a collection of easy to read short stories with good variety. Dana Diehl has developed an accomplished assortment of short stories. These I imagine, must be difficult to write as they need to capture the reader quickly, keep the pace and interest going until the closure, which she achieved. The