• Curious Connections

by Karen Sylvia Rockwell
ISBN: 978-1-988214-07-8
54 pages


In this collection of flash fiction pieces Rockwell delivers us into the various ways that people both connect and disconnect in our modern world. Rockwell tackles themes of communication, love, sexuality, identity, and even survival with characters ranging in age and life experience. From cellphone conversations to shared moments with a classic song, these pieces are vignettes that allow the reader to connect with the experience of lives lived.



Award-winning poet, Karen Sylvia Rockwell successfully displays her storytelling skills in her first collection of short stories entitled Curious Connections. An array of heart-holding ‘relationship’ stories, essentially snippets of life vignettes, plunk the reader into thought-provoking situations that elicit laughter and tears alike. Rockwell tackles themes of identity, love, sexuality, survival, and communication with characters ranging in age and life experience. She does so in a way that is creative and accessible. Each story exhibits Rockwell’s fine ability to attach a reader to characters that are real – in emotion and action – allowing for a reading experience that is both uplifting and provocative.


A poetic voice seamlessly weaves through everyday situations and unique storylines that establish Rockwell as a new force in the short story landscape. Efficient and emotional, Curious Connections is a fervent first collection.
~ Vanessa Shields, Poet, Author of I Am That Woman and Look at Her

About the Author

Karen Sylvia Rockwell’s work has appeared in Room, the Windsor Review, The Saving Bannister, offside, and Naplam and Novocain amoung others. She has had pieces included in many anthologies in recent years. Born in Fort Meaden,Maryland. Karen now lives in Belle River, Ontario with her partner Sandy, and their dog Kasey Marlowe.

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