The Postcard Stories is a collection of flash fiction stories and the photographs that inspired them.
Photographer and writer Carmen Kern seeks to capture the visual stories living outside our front doors, lurking around street corners, and spray-painted on walls in run-down alleyways.
This book is a collection of flash fiction stories small enough to fit on the back of a postcard, written in response to the places and things we pass by every day. Throughout, Kern’s characteristic style—quirky, mythical, and fantastical—shines through. This book explores the grit and wonder of today’s culture.
“This is my way of slowing down, listening, and asking the question ‘what if.’ And hopefully, in the process, I can encourage others to see the world through a different lens, to be inspired by the very things we pass by every day.” —Carmen Kern