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Sheree Shatsky author Summer 1969 novella
Summer 1969 is a novella in flash written by author Sheree Shatsky and published by Ad Hoc Fiction 2023.
Sheree Shatsky
Summer 1969 | Flash Fiction | Wild Words

Sheree Shatsky is the author of the novella-in-flash Summer 1969 (Ad Hoc Fiction 2023). She is a contributor to MAINTENANT 18: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art ‘PLUTOCRAZY’ (Three Rooms Press 2024). Her work has appeared in a variety of journals.


She serves as a First Reader at Reckon Review.

Ms. Shatsky attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop summer session 2021 and was selected by the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program as a Spring 2018 mentee for flash fiction. Her microfiction was nominated for Best Microfiction 2022 (Splonk Flash) and Best Microfiction 2020 (Fictive Dream and MoonPark Review).


She calls Florida home and is a Tom Petty fan.

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"A novella that weaves in and out of a family life, and the events of the day, some dramatic (fires and space exploration), some mundane (a mother's habitual pulling at her eyelashes, a father's obsession with a cat). Slowly, the writer builds expectations around what's in store; there's NASA and the Florida beach and the moon shot and the war in Vietnam."

- Michelle Elvy, author of the everrumble and the other side of better.

"The twenty-nine interlinked stories in Sheree Shatsky's Summer 1969 locate the reader in a place and time that's both poignant and powerful. The events of that summer - the Manson murders, the first moon landing and Vietnam - are background accompaniment for the characters as they move through their daily lives; the slowly unraveling father, the spendthrift mother and a neighbor girl named Jane who's sent away to juvenile detention after torching the family home. At the heart of these stories is the narrator, the daughter on whom nothing is lost, an insightful witness to the beginnings and the ends of things. Each of these stories feels like an exquisitely detailed jewel, assembled to form this powerful crown of a novella."

- Sarah Freligh, author of We and Sad Math

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