Flash Fiction Online – 07/2010
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online ISBN/ITEM#: 1946-1712
Date: 30 July 2010
Links: Flash Fiction Online / Pub Info / Table of Contents /
Flash Fiction Online is a website with very short stories, updated every month. These are reviews for their July 2010 issue.
"Through Amber Eyes" by Polenth Blake is narrated by a child who thinks she is a cat. We get some idea of why this is true in this beautiful little story.
The "Kolkata Sea" in the story by Indrapramit Das is actually the city of Calcutta, that has now sunk beneath the waves. A boy's mother takes him to see it, prompting his thoughts that make this a good story.
In "Sandra Plays for the Cast-Iron Man" by Tom Crosshill, a woman who plays the piano to entertain receives a request from a strange man. She plays and it and it a profound effect on her. This one was pretty good.
The Classic Flash in this issue is by Lord Dunsany, another one of his lyrical stories.
All this is rounded out with a reprint of Mark Twain's classic "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses". This should be read by all aspiring writers, critical readers or everyone who wants a good laugh.
Flash Fiction Online will probably have new stories posted by the time you read this, but the July issue will still be available. Check them out and make a donation at www.flashfictiononline.com.