Flash Fiction Online – 01/2009
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online
Date: 28 January 2009
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 January 2009 issue.
"The Fallen Angel" by Mike Resnick is a truly unique take on the deal-with-the-devil story, as only Mike Resnick could write. It's an oldie but a goodie.
"The Flood of '09" by Stefanie Freele is a melancholy but effective tale of two men and how they deal with a flood and other matters of mortality.
"As Their Eyes Touched God" by Robin Gillesipe is a beautiful little story about a married couple facing an important event. It would ruin it to tell you what but Gillespie has written a nice piece here.
The Classic Flash for this issue is "An Enigmatic Nature" by Anton Chekhov. It's a brilliant little satire of Russian novels of the classic period.
Bruce Holland Rogers contributes an essay on "expressionism, surrealism, magical realism, and fantasy" and a wild story as an example of expressionism.
Flash Fiction Online will probably have new stories posted by the time you read this, but #14 will still be available. Check them out at www.flashfictiononline.com.