By Paul D. Brazill
The Flash Fiction Offensive has some whipcrack stories, some short sharp shocks, some sick stuff, some dark comedy. And Soliloquy and Whatnot by Chad Rohrbacher is all of the above.
It was the title that pulled me in by my lapels and a damn good title it is too. And it's also a damn good story about a couple of low lives in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But it’s the writing that excels, here. The telling of the story is what makes Soliloquy and Whatnot a classic piece of crime black comedy.It's perfectly pitched flash fiction, is what it is.
It’s about a year and a half since I first read Soliloquy and Whatnot and it’s stayed vividly in my drink addled mind since then.