Flash Fiction Online – May 2015
Edited by Suzanne W. Vincent
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online eZine ISBN/ITEM#: 1946-1712
Date: 29 May 2015
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Flash Fiction Online is a website with very short stories, updated every month. These are reviews for their May 2015 issue.
The first story is "Mirror Skinned" by Kelly Sandoval. -+- Our narrator relates her sexual experiences with a number of aliens and the affect they have on her. Nice imagination on the aliens.
The second story is "Wikipedia Abduction Myth" by Oliver Buckram. -+- This is a conspiracy theory that asserts that "Wikipedia is actually written by a group of American scholars held captive in Russia". It was propagated by the late Gregory Domar. This is a Wikipedia entry on the subject. Hilarious!
The third story is "The Cormorant in the Glass-Bottom Cage" by Rebecca Birch -+- Our narrator observes Old Qiu's woman, Jiang, and the power she seems to have over the cormorants that bring Qiu fish and other things. One cormorant is kept caged. Our narrator sets things right. Very well told.
The fourth story, is a reprint, "When the Selkie Comes" by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley which I do not review.
By the time you read this, the June issue might be up, but the May Flash Fiction Online should still be available. Look for it as a back issue or read any older issue. Check them out and make a donation at their website (see link at the top of this review).