In This Issue
To honor brave and loving women everywhere who, through their love and nurturing of children — their own or others — have earned the privilege of calling themselves mothers, we present our special Mother’s Day issue.
Ambrose Bierce, one of our favorite Classic Flash Authors, once gave this definition: “Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” In our first story, “Star Maven” by Sarah Akhtar, chosen especially for Mothers everywhere, we see that mothers never change — not even when they are separated from their children by the wide chasm of space.
In Adam Smith’s “The Deep,” another mother tells her story of longing and loneliness in a post-apocalyptic world.
And for our Classic Flash, Carrie Seever gives us one clever seven-year-old’s quest to obtain the perfect present for her dear mother.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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About the Author
Suzanne Vincent — an old fat lady from the heart of Mormondom — ekes out a little spare time to crank out the occasional interesting story, usually with a somewhat deranged bent, but softened by an undercurrent of spirituality. She writes about her interests, which range far and wide: history, "low" fantasy, really good psychological horror, tattoos, Indonesian puppets, fortune cookies, mirrors, and a particular soft spot for old and/or unfamiliar fairy tales, myths, and legends. A 2005 graduate of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp, she regrets not having begun her study of the writing craft while in her youth. "I Speak the Master’s Will" was featured in the first issue of Flash Fiction Online, and "The Cleansing" appeared in November 2008. She has also been previously published at anotherealm.com, and her story “Strange Love” was published in audio form at Drabblecast.
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