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Flash Fiction Online 02/2011
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online Online Magazine  ISBN/ITEM#: 1946-1712
Date: 23 February 2011

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Flash Fiction Online for February 2011 has stories by Chazley Dotson, Vanessa Blakeslee, Stephen Mathes, a classic reprint by Anton Chekhov, and a new article by Bruce Holland Rogers..

Flash Fiction Online is a website with very short stories, updated every month. These are reviews for their February 2011 issue.

"Banshee Lullabies" by Chazley Dotson begins with "The night my daughter sings my death," and we instantly know this is a very different story This was a beautiful fantasy about a family that is unusual and it was just exquisitely written.

"Clock-In" by Vanessa Blakeslee consists of someone being instructed on, what seems to be, taking food orders in a Mexican restaurant. We get a lot of gossip about the owners of the restaurant and the co-workers. This one was just okay.

In "Repair" by Stephen Mathes, a family has to call for tech support when everything in their house goes down. The price they pay makes for a real chilling look at the future.

The Classic Flash story in this issue is "A Living Calendar" by Anton Chekhov. A man talks about various visitors to their town and talks about his children and how old they are. There seems to be a correlation in this delightfully subtle piece of writing.

Flash Fiction Online now on a mid-month schedule so the February issue will still be available by the time you read this. If not, you should still be able to find it as a back issue. Check them out and make a donation at www.flashfictiononline.com.

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