Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-short Stories - The Falling Girl, Death of the Right Fielder, Blackberries, Don't You Blame Anyone Summary & Analysis

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The Falling Girl, Death of the Right Fielder, Blackberries, Don't You Blame Anyone Summary

Sudden Fiction International is a collection of short-short stories, none longer than six pages, drawn from writers across the world. Because of their brevity, the running theme throughout the collection is the encapsulation of the infinite or universal in the single moment.

In The Falling Girl by Dino Buzzati, Marta leaps from the top of a skyscraper in the middle of the city. She is excited to arrive at the first floor where a party is being held. The upper floors wave hello to her on the way down, telling her not to move so quickly, to enjoy the passing time. As she falls still lower, fewer people call to her. With each lower floor, the tenants become older...

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