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Jake Freivald

July 2009

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Jake Freivald, Editor
Jake Freivald, Editor

We have three great new stories this month, a Classic Flash, and a new column / story combination from Bruce Holland Rogers.

Love Bound” by Scott Lininger is a story about a girl surrounded by ghosts in the aftermath of an Indonesian tsunami.

The Call” by Jill Zeller is one of those stories that I almost passed over because its plot is very slight — until several members of the staff told me how it affected them. I hope you find it worthwhile; I won't say “enjoy” because it's not that kind of story.

In fact, you might want a chaser. That's “Through The Window”. I know it's a romance, but just read it and you'll feel better. Really. I'm not a romance guy, but apparently T.C. Powell is, and I liked his story.

Our Classic Flash is “Beyond Pandora” by Robert J. Martin. In a funny coincidence, I found this story at around the time I read M-BRANE SF #4. (I won't spoil anything by saying why they reminded me of each other.)

Bruce Holland Rogers continues his discussion of the MICE quotient (Milieu, Idea, Character, and Event) with Flash Fiction of Character, and gives us “Jerry” as an exemplar.

We had some pretty rough technical issues over the past few weeks — not least of which is that new browser releases ended up breaking some of our pages — so you'll notice some minor changes around the site. We hope they're for the better. Feel free to drop us a line, follow us on Twitter, talk to us on the blog, or make comments on the stories themselves if you have something to say.

Our next issue goes live on August 4. See you then!

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About the Author

Jake Freivald

The eyes of Jake Freivald

Jake Freivald lives in New Jersey in a house that teems with life: a wife, eight kids, two dogs, two cats, and ten fish. They’re all being neglected right now, so he’s going to stop writing this.

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