Rose Metal Press (and HFR!) are pleased to announce the publication of the winning chapbook from their Third Annual Short Short Fiction Chapbook Contest.

Written by Sean Lovelace and selected by contest judge Sherrie Flick, HOW SOME PEOPLE LIKE THEIR EGGS is a collection of 10 flash fictions about things falling apart, wrung out wrong, raveling and unraveling, from missing woodchucks to train-struck ferrets, from Bonnie and Clyde to Charlie Brown (a notorious fatalist and depressive), from meteorites to bear attacks to gunplay in the bait shop. And so on to flash fiction worlds of talking crows, percolating trees, Che Guevara’s omelets, and Ingrid Bergman’s sex life. These stories are light and yet succulent like a Cornish hen, whatever that means. How does an amphibian know the moment it’s OK to unfold the lungs? Wait. These stories are small but so is a hydrogen atom. Open these pages, split them apart, and BOOM. There you go. Enjoy.

HOW SOME PEOPLE LIKE THEIR EGGS features two-color letterpressed covers, printed on a Vandercook press at The Museum of Printing in North Andover, MA. The chapbook has been produced in a limited run of 300 copies, so be sure to get your copy soon! Today, even, right here. You can also add it to your Goodreads. And you can watch for announcements on the Rose Metal Press site about Sean reading around the Midwest!

The title story will appear in the next issue of HFR. To hear more from Sean, check out his Contributor Spotlight post here.