OCR is Not the Only Font

Silly, surreal and sometimes serious, these thirty-one very short stories cover a vast range of subjects and themes. Written entirely during July 2012, these flash fiction pieces are accompanied by a deeply unscientific analysis of the challenge that spawned them: to write thirty-one stories in thirty-one days.

From lovesick androids to disgruntled minotaurs, the stories in this book embrace Classical mythology, futuristic sci-fi, and a variety of other genres that would much rather have stayed out of the way. Within these electronic pages, you will find disgraced superheroes, unionised zombies, steam-powered clowns and incompetent astronauts. Includes a non-fiction section analysing the results of this month-long experiment.


This book is the product of Flash Fiction Month: a (surprise surprise) month-long event during which participants write one piece of flash fiction each and every day. Now, I know what you’re thinking–This is just some guy’s spur of the moment word salad!–and you’re right. That’s exactly what this is. But despite that, many of the individual stories have proven popular online, and I don’t think you’ll find another collection quite like this. Need more convincing? The book is free. Still need more convincing? Check out Sara C. Snider’s review over on her blog.

Find this book at:

Smashwords   Available DRM free in any format you could ask for, including Kindle. You can also read the whole thing in your browser if you so wish.

Wattpad   Probably the best place to read in your web browser. The book can also be downloaded through the Wattpad app, though it is not quite as good as the other versions listed here.

Kobo   #1 for Android, and good for multiple devices.

Barnes & Noble   For Nook in the USA.

Nook UK   For Nook in the UK.

Apple   This link will redirect you to your local Apple site.

Amazon UK   For paperbacks (and the option of free Super Saver delivery)! A Kindle version is available, but is not free: I strongly recommend downloading it from Smashwords instead.

Amazon US   For paperbacks (Super Saver delivery on orders over $25). Again, you can buy it for Kindle here, but the free Kindle download from Smashwords is a much better option.

deviantART   Alright, I lied: it’s not the complete book. Still, if you’re interested in finding more information about any individual story, this is the place to go.

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