In This Issue: Jake Freivald
A New Year
We seem to like starting new things with Bruce Holland Rogers. He’s creating a new column called Technically Speaking, which will focus on techniques that can be applied to any length of story.
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Technically Speaking #1: Bruce Holland Rogers
The King Is Dead...
Over two years have gone by since Bruce started writing his Short-Short Sighted column. Although he’ll continue to talk about short-short stories, he’s going to branch out into writing techniques that are more broadly applicable. This is his inaugural column for Technically Speaking. Read more: HTML
Flash 12/2010, #1: Ellise Heiskell
Flash 12/2010, #2: Michael Plemmons
A girl comes out from the house. She stares in the dark. “Mom wants you back inside,” she says. “Now.”
“No, baby, not yet. Come sit with me.”
Clara makes room for her on the swing. The girl stares.
“Just one minute, Izzy. I promise.”
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Classic Flash #45: Anonymous
The First Puritan Christmas Tree
Mrs. Olcott called her boys, and bade them go to the pine woods and get the finest, handsomest young hemlock tree that they could find.
“Get one that is straight and tall, with well-boughed branches on it... Read more: HTML
Flash 12/2010, #3: Gary Cuba
I knew the stark terror he must have felt a few days ago when the enemy tanks rolled over the ridge in front of us. It wasn’t a mystery to anyone; we’d all been there before. Were there again at that moment, in fact. Read more: HTML