Having finished the book, I was able to sit back and nod my head sagely. Yep, I get flash fiction now. I understand what can be achieved in just a few hundred words. There is a multitude of tiny stories in this book and each of them, without fail, will raise at least one thought, one idea or one conclusion. Some of the stories are very dark and very sinister, or equally, that could be just my interpretation of them, my read. This is why I feel the author deserves so much credit for this book. Her flash fiction makes her readers think and put their own interpretations on what she has written. I can now absolutely see how flash fiction can be used by authors to flesh out an idea for a longer novella or novel. There were a number of stories, where I thought; "aha, I could make a great novel out of that premise.
In any collection of stories, there will always be favorites, but I can honestly say I did get something out of them all, even the shortest ones. My favorite story, however, was one of the longer ones; Story 19, called Control. The unspoken evil in that story gripped me intensely. There were others that equally amused or pulled at me, including stories 5 & 6, but as I said there is definitely something to be gained from every story in this amazing, little book.
If you've never tried reading flash fiction before you won't find a better book than Unraveled to dip your toes into the art. Maybe it's because it's the first of the type that I've read, or maybe just because it's so damn good, this reviewer has no qualms at all about giving Unraveled the full five stars. Good Job C Jai Ferry.