THE SUNDAY SHORT STORY REPORT

38.  “When the Light Left” by Becca De La Rosa (Ideomancer Speculative Fiction)

Beautiful and touching.  I love this author’s style and use of language in this story.

39.  “Amor Fugit” by Alexandra Duncan (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2010)

I looked up what “Amor Fugit” means after I read the story, as my Latin is a bit…well, non-existent, and it means, “fugitive love.”  Learning that made the story all the more meaningful to me.  I love that phrase, fugitive love.  Beautifully written story, with a kind of subtle tension that tugs you gently forward without you realizing it.  It’s no wonder it was selected for The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a free posting of this story online (and I can’t ignore the one of the markets I most want to break into), but I did find this cool interview with the author in which this story is mentioned.

40.  “The Frog Comrade” by Benjamin Rosenbaum (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2010)

Cute story.  Although I was expecting a twist at the end, I wasn’t expecting that one.  For that, I give it a thumbs-up.  I like being surprised. 🙂

As I can’t locate a free posting of his story either, I offer you another cool author interview.

As an aside, this gentleman’s website is awesome…specifically his “Bio” page and his awesome, giant ray-blasting “Stats” page.  I’ll have to go back and check out his blog when I get a chance.

41.  “Living the Lie” by Oonah V. Joslin (Every Day Fiction)

Intense piece of flash fiction.  Vivid imagery.

By the way, I love this author’s first name.  I fell in love with it when “Legend” came out with Tom Cruise. 🙂  Therefore, I love the name of her blog.

42.  “Billy” by A.F. White (Every Day Fiction)

This might be the best piece of flash fiction I’ve read recently.  Nicely done.

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2 Responses to THE SUNDAY SHORT STORY REPORT

  1. I’ve just read “Billy” and I thought it was well written, too. Thanks for introducing me to the term “flash fiction” I’ve heard discussions about short, short stories, but never that term. I like it. Are you familiar with the blog, Folded flat? I enjoyed this “flash” piece of his: http://foldedflat.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/the-cold-fairy/

    Thanks, as always, for new information, encouragement and entertainment!

    • mybluescreen says:

      Oh, cool! I’m glad you liked it. If you like reading shorties, there are micro-flash stories, too. There’s even a website somewhere that publishes six-word stories, or something like that. Then there’s stories told in one-minute videos (www.weirdtalesmagazine.com), and probably a dozen other siblings from the short fiction family. Lots of fun.

      Thank you for the link to “The Cold Fairy” story. It was very well written, I thought, and quite cute. 🙂

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