Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Flashfiction – Tell Me A Story in 99 words by Annette Rochelle Aben

Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Annette Rochelle Aben and my review for this collection of 75 flash fiction of 99 words. Tell Me A Story in 99 words.

About the collection

It has been a desire of mine since I was a young person to write stories. I had to start somewhere, so I chose to start by writing very short stories.That bring said, I welcome you to a collection of short stories, very short stories as each of the stories is only 99 words in length. Meet memorable characters. See something of yourself in many of the scenarios. Experience a wide range of emotions. Be inspired to write stories of your own. Return to your favorites and enjoy them again and again.

My review for the collection May 26th 2022

Whether it is verse or prose, Annette Rochelle Aben creates stories that touch the heart. It takes skill to write a story in only 99 words and each of the 75 stories reflect that artistry beautifully.

The stories are a celebration of life, love and simple everyday events that remain in our memories through childhood and beyond. There are one or two that hint at the darker side of life, such as Bedfellows but most are heartwarming and thought provoking.

I enjoyed all the stories, but I would like to give a special mention to just some of the gems. Chocoholics, Daybreak, Determination, Giddy Up Go, Gnome More, Last Request and Somewhere Out There.

Some lines in the stories have also stayed in my thoughts about the collection.

‘Legs with the strength of over-cooked spaghetti’

‘Into the darkness of the cave of fear breaks the light of a new day’

This is a lovely read to in one sitting or enjoy dipping into, written by a wonderful storyteller with an eye for detail.. Highly recommended.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK

A selection of books by Annette Rochelle Aben

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About Annette Rochelle Aben

Words are like threads that when woven together with passion and purpose can create a tapestry in which you long to wander. That passion was ignited in me when I was a small child and continues to burn bright even today. I was encouraged by educators who challenged me to try and by career paths that demanded I become a proficient wordsmith. I would like to think I have done them proud.

Over the years, I have won awards, been nominated for an EMMY for television writing, and penned a #1 Best Selling book of poetry. My collection of books available here on Amazon include self-help, inspirational, and of course poetry. I have been invited to participate in anthologies and collections, several of which are here as well. Welcome to my world of words. Should you find something in which to lose yourself, I shall raise my glass in a toast to your happiness. Thank you for your kind attention.


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with Annette’s new collection and perhaps a few more of her wonderful books.. thanks Sally.

87 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Flashfiction – Tell Me A Story in 99 words by Annette Rochelle Aben

  1. I love Annette’s humorous way of story telling. I only had to recognise, that poems also has to been read as stories. In the past i always had thought i must find something like the Holy Gral in them. 😉 Thanks for the introduction, and another great review, Sally! xx Michael

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  3. I’m over the moon happy to get to read this review. Thank you, Sally.
    And Annette: how about that! I always knew you were/are so talented. In 99 words? Now that’s simply amazing. I will purchase a copy. But be warned: I’m a very slow reader. I breathe the words. I’ll review when I’m done.
    So glad this was brought to my attention. Keep going, Annette my sweet. Wow 🤩 Congrats!! I mean it wholeheartedly 👏

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  4. Congratulations, Annette! Writing a story in 99 words is quite a feat and publishing a collection is even more amazing. Thank you, Sally, for bringing this jewel to my attention. 💗

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  5. Huge congrats to Annette on this fantastic review! I enjoyed this read immensely. I’ve reviewed for Tell Me A Story on Amazon and GoodReads, but sadly, my blog is backed up, so it doesn’t go live on there until July 28th, ugh. Something to look forward to! Wishing Annette all the very best! Hugs 💕🙂

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sally. Hugs 💕🙂

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  6. What a lovely review for Annette’s latest book. With her talent in writing haiku, I’m not surprised that she excels at 99 word stories. Thanks for the recommendation, Sally, and congrats to Annette!

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  7. Best of luck to Annette with her latest book. Her daily words or inspiration are always a treat to read.

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  8. This was such an entertaining read. I love the lines you chose to share and there were so many good ones throughout this collection of flash fiction. Thank you for sharing, Sally, and a big congratulations to Annette!

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  10. Another one for the TBR mountain, methinks! Congratulations, Annette, on the book and on Sally’s great review of it! xx

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