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Flash Fiction Online – 6/2008
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online  ISBN/ITEM#: FLASHFIC200806
Date: 26 June 2008

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Flash Fiction Online's June issue features very short stories by Wade Rigney and William Highsmith and a classic from Gabriel García Márquez.

Flash Fiction Online is a website with very short stories, updated every month. These are reviews for their June 2008 issue, #6..

First up is "The Sad Girl" by Wade Rigney (his first professional sale). Two boys, Donny Ray and Jim-Jim are told that the old Patterson Mill is haunted by the ghost of a little girl. Donny Ray sees a girl in a window of the mill, but it's the other boy who checks it out. Rigney provides a very scary little tale and a notable debut.

The other new piece of fiction is "Copper Boss" by William Highsmith. Kent Faire repairs robot factory workers on an assembly line. When one comes in with a broken posterior piece, Kent replaces it with the only thing he has on hand, a piece the same size but somewhat curved. This is how revolutions of more than one kind get started. This one makes good use of humor to make for a nice story.

The Classic Flash for this issue is by the creator of "magical realism", Gabriel García Márquez. In "One of the Days", a town dentist uses his job to strike back at a tyrant. As you would expect, this is beautifully written.

Flash Fiction Online will probably have new stories posted by the time you read this, but #6 will still be available. Check them out at www.flashfictiononline.com.

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