Troublemaker - a kindle ebook by Thom Gabrukiewicz

Girls tripped up in snares. Food orgasms. Poisoned pigeons. Love in an Alzheimer's care facility. Yeah, that's Troublemaker.

From the mind of rehabilitated journalist Thom Gabrukiewicz springs 30 flash fiction pieces that span the gamut from funny to whimsical to maliciously dark. Some even border on erotica – yes, nasty bits and such.

Early reviews describe Troublemaker as:

"…funny, romantic and sinister…"

"Typically perverse and often erotic…"

"Gabrukiewicz will leave you laughing and crying in the same short story!"

What is flash fiction exactly? That's hard to pin down, since opinions vary. Let's just say flash fiction is brevity in action, a story that has been whittled down to its essence whilst remaining a complete story, with plot, narrative, character/s, conflict, and resolution. And containing between six and 5,000 words (anything more and it becomes a short story).

Gabrukiewicz is both a communicator and a writer of flash fiction. Most of what he writes is kind of dark, with occasional forays into the light. He's a winner of some awards and has covered two Winter Olympics for Scripps Howard News Service. He's also written a guidebook about hiking with dogs. He's fiercely loyal and has a malevolent side that seems to visit less and less often. He's both a hopeless romantic and a realist. He's currently working on community wellness issues in Wyoming.

The pieces in Troublemaker clock in at 300 to 2,000 words, move along pretty quick, yet are rich and detailed. Got a few minutes? Go ahead, be a Troublemaker.