Miniscules is a collection of unique micro tales and short stories that spread over various themes. From horror, to social issues to romance, these tales leave no topic unwritten about, no emotion unexplored. Though told with brevity, the impact of these stories can be more lingering than that of novels. To-the-point, poignant, relatable – this micro fiction book can be read by anyone in today’s time – a teenager and an adult alike. Its varied range of themes is the cherry on the cake.
Miniscules is a book that is sure to bring a smile to your face and tears to your eyes – and stay with you for a very long time.
Today’s instant make-up, instant break up generation have no time to spare time at all. They prefer enjoying eternity in moments to waiting eternally for that moment. Hence, these micro tales have become the latest fad.
This collection of short stories and micro tales is something that you would find as subtle, light and easy to comprehend. The writing was done so metaphorically and every short story had a twist and a deeper meaning. The writing showed the author’s capability to metamorphose. There were tales told from a dead person’s perspective, a killer’s perspective and many more.
Most of the tales were so unpredictable and were of varied genre that one wouldn’t be able to tell what is coming. At times, I went like “okay…that escalated quickly.”
I liked some of the short stories which portrayed human emotions pretty well and made me feel nostalgic for the most part, thinking of my childhood, the barber shop, slam books, candies, it felt like a good trip.
But I couldn’t relate to most of it as promised by the blurb. And I wished to feel more. I did smile while reading some of the micro tales but I couldn’t connect to the sorrow of some. And that is something that is essential for me when I read short stories or poetry.
For me, the book was nothing like Rupi Kaur’s poetry. Both cannot be compared. While the style is very similar, the essence is totally different. So, if you like the style, do go for Miniscules. This one did impact me more than Rupi Kaur’s poetry.
The author has a commendable style of writing and I really appreciate it. But one thing which irked me is some of the tales that revolve around love. They were mostly cheesy and a little bit unrealistic to me. It felt forced.
And some of them did feel like facebook quotes, to be honest.
I rate this book 3⭐/5.
Thank you to the author, Priyanka Bhatt, for sending me this review copy in exchange for an honest review.