Flash Fiction Online – 04/2011
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online Online Magazine ISBN/ITEM#: 1946-1712
Date: 28 April 2011
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 April 2011 issue. In April, Jake Frievald says that he likes to publish stories that are really "out there", so here goes.
First up is Michael Aaron's "CAPS LOCK and the Ellipsis of Doom". This one is a cops and robbers story that involves UPPER and lower case characters and punctuation marks...No, I mean really! A real hoot!
Then it's Jakob Drud's "Meditation For The Dead". This is a story that's easy to summarize: Meditation for Zombies! Truly hilarious!
The last new story is John Wiswell's "Sun Belt". This is a beginning of the Solar System story that revolves (pun intended) around the Sun's attempt to look fashionable Delightfully bizarre!
The Classic Flash story in this issue is "Another Ruined Trade" from the November 11, 1914 issue of Punch. This was a hilarious little piece about the results of wartime censorship!
Flash Fiction Online now on a mid-month schedule so the April 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.