Rated 4.00/5 based on 7 reviews
On a warm summer's day a boy whose dog has fallen in a stream seeks help from a stranger.

"Drowndog" is a flash fiction story (< 1,000 words) about loss and mourning.

A new short story by the prize winning author of "Resolution".

"Crisp prose to wake up to on a Sunday morning..." PS More
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About Jon Edgell

Jon Edgell (b. 1965) is proud to live in the progressive and enlightened City of Brighton, UK, and has interests in music, art, literature, travel and sport. He writes very short high-impact flash fiction stories, for both children and adults, ideal for quick consumption in our busy gadget and internet dominated modern world.

Jon has published stories, articles, and reviews at various websites and magazines including Viva Brighton where his "Resolution" won the Flash Fact Short Story Competition in February 2015.

Please see www.netfactor.co.uk/books or follow Jon on Twitter @jonedgellauthor for further information.

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Jenny Eagle reviewed on on Feb. 28, 2018

This was a dreamy piece of creative writing. It was nice to read but there wasn't much character development or plot.
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Mike White reviewed on on Jan. 14, 2017

The author did a good job of accomplishing a lot with very little. The prose style was evocative and emotional without being flowery. I was really able to picture a lot of what was going on, and I felt for the quickly-established characters.
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shrating reviewed on on July 21, 2016

Put me right in this lazy mellow scene and then kicked me in the gut. Recommended if you like short sleepers with a sucker punch.
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Chad Ruggerio reviewed on on Feb. 3, 2016

Super short but packs a punch. Kind of like a writing class assignemnt where you are supposed to make the reader evoke deep feelings.
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FlemSnopes reviewed on on Feb. 2, 2016

Somewhat minimalist writing. There's no background on the narrator except what people say to him. You're dropped into a scene and it progresses, then ends.
What's there is well-written. I'm just not sure that an arbitrary restriction (1000 words) helps the piece, or accomplishes anything except satisfying an exercise. Filling out the story would make it better for the reader.
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MagggsMoney reviewed on on Jan. 21, 2016

Put me right in the situation with a young man napping on the hill and then being pulled into a terrible situation. It made me sad.
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JayHawkFan1 reviewed on on Jan. 13, 2016

Presents a slice of life story covering a tragic event on a summer afternoon. Visually rich and deeply moody somehow. I'm not sure how to critique it because I'm not familiar with flash fiction (super short story). There were parts that seemed normal like you were there with the characters in the action and there other parts that seemed dreamy. With flash fiction I'm wondering if there is supposed to be more meaning, but I'm not sure. It was pleasant to read but left me wondering at the end what it was all about? I'd have to say it just left me with a sad feeling, a feeling of loss or life passing.
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