Short Flights: Thirty-Two Modern Writers Share Aphorisms of Insight, Inspiration, and Wit is the first EVER anthology of modern writers of aphorism and Alex Stein, with James Lough, is one of its two aphorism-mad editors. As the aforesaid Alex Stein, I take this opportunity to offer you — the impatient, over-stimulated, image-battered reader –a few discerning sentences from some of the fine writers and thinkers involved with this project. Come! Drink and refresh yourselves!
- “The first kiss in the world was a bite.” — Lily Akerman
- “The world is not black or white. It is flickering.” — Holly Woodward
- “The attentive eye begins to hear.” — Charles Simic
- “Sometimes I think I understand everything—then I regain consciousness.” — Ashleigh Brilliant
- “Sunset lights a cup, a blade, a wheel.” — Christopher Cokinos
- “If you don’t have anything nice to say, post a comment.” – Ann Lauinger
- “Success repeats itself until it is failure.” — James Richardson
- “I tend to choose narcissists as my friends; that way I don’t worry that they’re talking about me behind my back.” — Sara Levine
- “The best remedy for worry is disaster.” — Steven Carter
- “Knowledge is what happens when you rob suspicion of doubt.” — George Murray
SHORT FLIGHTS also contains short companion essays from each contributing writer, describing their personal connection to the aphorism. Other writers include David Shields, Sharon Dolin, Yahia Lababidi and H.L. Hix. Short Flights is available at Amazon.