The Book of Wishful Thinking

cover with geometric black and white flowers
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flash fiction by Darla K. Crist

  • ISBN 978-1-61019-231-6
  • 5×7 paperback, 100 pages
  • List price: $16
  • Released July 2016

Do not confuse this with a book of wistful thinking: This compact guide from Darla K. Crist conjures all you need for proper and useful wishing. A pocket knife with blades “called sorrow and joy, so you can cut your losses at any moment”. A pitcher of lemonade that mysteriously refills. The secret to surviving floods (however polite they may be), nervous breakdowns (including those simultaneously close and far from home), or humiliation by the Love Meter (however public). When even your own sleeves “seem to mock” you, when you find yourself “jealous of a monkey,” read this book. The magic found here will serve you well.

Copies are available at a discount from our shop, hosted by Big Cartel. Discounted multi-packs are also available. You may also zoom in on the front and back covers there as well.

To read the Pushcart-nominated excerpt “Life on 5 1/2 Street”, click here to download the PDF from our public Dropbox.


Darla K. Crist is an Associate Professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, where she also serves as Writing Center Director. Crist is the author of the haiku collection, The God of Small Losses (2010, Finishing Line Press) and the novel-in-verse Catherine Sophia’s Elbow (2014, Folded Word).

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