Flash Fiction Online - 07/2009
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online
Date: 29 July 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 July 2009 issue.
"Love Bound" by Scott Liniger is the story of Sujatimi, a young girl who is, apparently, the only survivor of a wave which has wiped out everyone else, except for some ghosts. Sujatimi must find her way in this nicely written tale.
In "The Call" by Jill Keller, Monica takes care of her husband Sam, who can no longer take care of herself. She wants to say with him and not go into work, where she would be fired. She finally decides what to do in this touching story
T.C. Powell’s "Through the Window" is centered on Maggie, who is sitting with two friends, discussing the infidelities and other faults of men they’ve know. She is watching something outside and decides to take action. Not any genre content here, but a very good story!
The Classic Flash for this issue is "Beyond Pandora" by Robert J. Martin takes place in the future in which one can be vaccinated with a virus that rejuvenates your body, even missing limbs. A doctor and patient discuss it and the end is very clever.
Bruce Holland Rogers contributes an essay on Flash Fiction of Character. His story, "Jerry" about a girl who grows up alone is a nice example of it.
Flash Fiction Online will probably have new stories posted by the time you read this, but The July issue will still be available. Check them out and make a donation at www.flashfictiononline.com.