Review: The Roadkill Collection

Anni Adalia
Aug 20, 2016 · 2 min read

Jon Sindell
Flash Fiction
110 pages
6” x 9” perfect-bound trade paperback
ISBN 978–0990487234
First Edition
Review copy: PDF
Big Table Publishing Company
Boston, Massachusetts
Available HERE
$14.00
Review originally published on 3/6/15


Jon Sindell uses a variety of topics to showcase his talent in short verse in his flash fiction collection, The Roadkill Collection. He tackles topics that make you laugh and smile, before surprising you with more controversial content, such as gender identification, self-mutilation, and the consequences of our daily choices.

He shows himself a master of the plot twist in such shorts as “Pop-Up,” where it begins with scattered memories told by friends and loved ones, ending with:

It was just the hypnotic spell of the ball, rising up from the batter’s box […] looking like the white rubber ball his dad had thrown to him thousands of times […]. [S]ometimes he’d catch them, and sometimes he’d drop them–and when he dropped them, he’d dive to the ground […] as if the winning run of the last World Series ever were standing on third […]. He dove like that when the ball brushed his fingers and sank below the third-deck railing. (p. 58).


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The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Anni Adalia

Written by

reader&writer of interesting things•greenwitch•tarot reader•sweet treat baker•cat lady•may be found trekking the Globe with my trusted pup and 35mm

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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