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Flash Fiction Online - 10/2009 by Jake Freivald
Edited by Jake Freivald
Review by Sam Tomaino
Flash Fiction Online  ISBN/ITEM#: 1946-1712
Date: 29 October 2009

Links: Flash Fiction Online / Pub Info / Table of Contents /

Flash Fiction Online for October 2009 is here with stories by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, S. Craib Renfroe Jr., and Damon Shaw along with a classic from H.P. Lovecraft.

Flash Fiction Online is a website with very short stories, updated every month. These are reviews for their October 2009 issue.

In "Eating It Too" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Sophie loves to cook for her husband Harold and today she is cooking up a storm. That's all because of what she found out about him in this story with a nice little sting.

"Death Babies" by S. Craig Renfroe, Jr is a chilling tale about a town besieged by what they call death babies. Death babies appear after someone has been dead and buried. They look much like regular babies except they have leathery skin. If you show one any affection, it will latch on to you and never let go, as one woman finds out. A well-done little nasty for Halloween!

"The Door" by Damon Shaw features Jo, a woman who has survived a horrific fire and lost everything. She hits on a way to get it back in this poignant tale.

The Classic Flash for this issue is "Nyarlathotep" by H.P. Lovercraft, written in his beautiful style and set in his chaotic universe.

All this is rounded out with a nonfiction article, "The Philosophy of Composition" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Flash Fiction Online will probably have new stories posted by the time you read this, but the October issue will still be available. Check them out and make a donation at

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