Based on True Stories

by  Matt Potter

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Based on True Stories 5th April

50 stories, written from 2010 to 2014 …

ISBN (paperback):  978-1-925101-64-5

ISBN (eBook):  978-1-925101-65-2

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What people are saying about Based on True Stories


Matt Potter’s writing voice possesses a delicate snark, an incisive wit that lifts even the commonplace into unique memorability. The characters who saunter – sometimes wander, sometimes traipse – throughout this collection of bite-sized fiction have the makings of great fictional people: they’re singular and quirky, but somehow, at the same time – and here’s where my admiration for Matt’s skill goes off the chart – they’re possessed of an indisputable sense of reality … These people exist, they live and breathe, and we, the readers, recognize in them our friends, our family … And ourselves.

Guilie Castillo Oriard, author of The Miracle of Small Things


The small fictions in Based on True Stories will not lull you – they will piss you off or, at the least, move you to indignation, or tears, or laughter. Maybe all three. These gems provoke, like the tip of a chef’s knife pricking skin, and just as the words get uncomfortable, the story delivers the bit of redemption that reveals the humanity of his characters – and of us all. These stories are real, raw, and honest. The reading doesn’t get much better than that.

Linda Simoni-Wastila, Senior Fiction Editor at JMWW


Real characters with real conundrums. Coarse, flawed and lovable. Potter’s stories are written with a healthy portion of humour and humanity.

Michelle Elvy, editor, Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction


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