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Flash Fiction Online 11/2009 by Jake Freivald
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online  ISBN/ITEM#: 1946-1712
Date: 24 November 2009

Links: Flash Fiction Online / Pub Info / Table of Contents /

Flash Fiction Online for October 2009 is here with stories by Leslie A. Dow, Alan Grayce, Janene Murphy, Bruce Holland Rogers (with an accompanying article) along with a classic from Sung Y.

Flash Fiction Online is a website with very short stories, updated every month. These are reviews for their November 2009 issue.

In "My Superpower" by Leslie A. Dow, a woman claims that she has a superpower to find things that are missing, like her husband's "garpledeybip" or her son's car. Word gets around and three well-dressed men come to her with a special request in this amusing tale

Gabe is a homeless war veteran in Philadelphia who notices something unusual in a drobot in "A Delivery of Cheesesteaks" by Alan Grayce (actually, A.L. Sirois and Grace Marcus). If this thing is supposed to be delivering cheesesteaks why is there no smell? And why at 7AM? Gabe takes action in this nice little story

"Irma Splinkbottom's Recipe for Cold Fusion" in the story by Janene Murphy calls for water, baking powder, and salt with the mixture to be micro-waved. She tries several different combinations of ingredients and zapping time until she finds the right recipe in another hilarious tale.

All this is rounded out with a nonfiction article, "George Washington's Life in Baseball: Using Characters Your Reader Already Knows" with an accompanying fun story, "President of Baseball Operations".

Flash Fiction Online will probably have new stories posted by the time you read this, but the November issue will still be available. Check them out and make a donation at

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