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Flash Fiction Online 02/2012
Edited by Suzanne W. Vincent
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online  ISBN/ITEM#: 1946-1712
Date: 27 February 2012

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Flash Fiction Online for February 2012 has stories by K.J. Kabza, Zach Shepard, and a classic reprint from someone named Robert Sharp.

Flash Fiction Online is a website with very short stories, updated every month. These are reviews for their February 2012 issue, the second one under the new editorship of Suzanne Vincent.

"Surface Tension" by K.J. Kabza is the story of a married couple that seem to have trouble reaching one another. Jess finds that he cannot sink into the water in Brianna's bathtub. Can they find a way to break through? A very good, subtly written tale.

Zach Shepard's "Love Struck" features an archery match between Cupid, Robin Hood and an archer in red named Yi. The winner comes as a bit of a surprise, or, at least, what "winning" means. Am amusing story from a first-time author.

The Classic Flash story is "Man May Love" by Robert Sharp, a man no one seems to know anything about. The story was published in the collection Short Stories From Life in 1916. Claire Young is a nurse who is always proposed to by her patients. She turns them down because she does not think they really love her. When Geoffrey proposes to her, she tells him to wait until he is out of the hospital for a while to see if his love is real. This had an amusing ending which I won't reveal.

They promise a new issue in March, but the Flash Fiction Online February issue will still be available when you read this. Look for it as a back issue or read February's. Check them out and make a donation at www.flashfictiononline.com.

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