Slow and Quiet, Drift Away

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A flash fiction story about the mugging and its aftermath, with the reader as victim.
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Words: 1,040
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452385044
About Barry Ergang

Former Managing Editor of Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine ( and First Senior Editor of Mysterical-E (, Barry Ergang's fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in numerous publications, print and electronic. He is a winner of a Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society for the best flash fiction story of 2006.

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Review by: Earl Staggs on Nov. 07, 2015 :
I’ve read Barry Ergang’s work for a number of years and I’ve never been disappointed. He takes you into the minds and hearts of his characters and makes you feel what they’re feeling as well as any writer I know. In his short story “Slow and Quiet, Drift Away,” he does exactly that in less than 900 words. How would it feel to lie dying? What would run through your mind? I'd give this more than five stars if I could.
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Review by: Georgiann Baldino on Oct. 31, 2010 :
Barry gives readers a unique chance to become the main character in the story. Not many writers can put "you" in the story. Even fewer with the success that Barry does.
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