Flash Fiction Online - 09/2009
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online
Date: 28 September 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 September 2009 issue.
"Suddenly Speaking" by Ray Vukcevich is one of the stranger stories that I've read recently. That is meant as a compliment! Our narrator suddenly realizes he can speak Japanese. His gangster friends find that hard to believe. This one was a real hoot!
"Doofus" by Mark Patrick Moorehead is the story of Billy, a second-grader who is having trouble with tying his shoes. This one was pretty amusing.
In "How High the Moon" by Patrick Lundigan, Manny and Nomie are a married couple who have the oddest argument. They each think the other rides a robot, built by them. Lundigan has written a clever little story.
The Classic Flash for this issue is "Miranda's Will", an anonymous story, taken from the pages of Punch. As you might expect this is a funny little piece about the writing of a will.
Bruce Holland Rogers contributes another article, "Collaborating with MICE: Using Theory as a Creative Partner".
Flash Fiction Online will probably have new stories posted by the time you read this, but the September issue will still be available. Check them out and make a donation at www.flashfictiononline.com.