Book Review: Hint Fiction

Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or FewerHint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer by Robert Swartwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

hint fiction (n): A story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story.


My first exposure to hint fiction and it was absolutely brilliant! Each story purposefully selected and each left me more curious than the last. I found myself closing the end cover infinitely more inspired than when I opened the front. I love this collection and am eager to get my hands on more hint fiction.

I read this for a creative writing class and I'm glad I did. I don't know what I would do if I was never introduced to it! An easy, quick, but impactful read! Highly recommend.

A few favorites from the collection:

Donor by J. A. Konrath
Cull by L. R. Bonehill
The Password by David Miller
Assimilation by Frank Byrns

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