Mad to Live, Randall Brown‘s (very) short fiction collection, has won the Flume Press Fiction Prize. We can’t resist the temptation to quote this blurb by Terry Brown-Davidson in its entirety:

Randall Brown’s flash fiction collection, Mad to Live, exists at the intersection where quirkiness and originality blend into something entirely new:  a new voice in fiction that’s rapturous and funny and daring, with many layers of depth floating beneath the lyrical and crystalline surface.  This is work of certain genius, raw genius hammered and compressed into short short stories that move us like poetry, that make us long, like the oddball characters in Randall’s collection, to devour life with the gusto with which a pregnant woman crunches down bugs.  Raw, beautiful, ugly, supremely funny: Brown’s fiction lures us in then mesmerizes us with its incredible siren songs of loss.

Randall is the Lead Editor of the flash journal SmokeLong Quarterly, and his latest piece on Fictionaut is “And There He Is Saying His Prayers.” Mad to Live is available from Amazon and Flume.

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