If you don’t know about Franz Kafka, you have been missing out. Below is just a quick 128 word flash fiction work by his. But clearly, he has more… a lot more. And you really should check it out!
It was very early in the morning, the streets clean and deserted, I was walking to the station. As I compared the tower clock with my watch I realized that it was already much later than I had thought, I had to hurry, the shock of this discovery made me unsure of the way, I did not yet know my way very well in this town; luckily, a policeman was nearby, I ran up to him and breathlessly asked him the way. He smiled and said: “From me you want to know the way?” “Yes,” I said, “since I cannot find it myself.” “Give it up! Give it up,” he said, and turned away with a sudden jerk, like people who want to be alone with their laughter.
There are elements of Clive Barker in the telling of these 8 macabre tales, with brutal frankness, and anger at the unjust nature of life, death, and a capricious god. The tales, like the judgments within, pass quickly and savagely. They are easy to read but linger afterward. An enjoyable collection for fans of the nastier side of horror.”
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I recently read Franz Kafka’s flash fiction, “Give It Up”, and it has really left an impression on me. The way Kafka paints a vivid picture of the scene using only a few words is truly remarkable. It’s no wonder why his works are so highly regarded. I’m also looking forward to reading A.R. Braun’s work, “Phantom World”. It sounds like it will be just as captivating.