In This Issue: Suzanne Vincent
A Fresh Start
An old friend: Tom Crosshill, with “To Fly a Pig in the Dorseny Sky.” A new face (to us): Jennifer Linnaea, with a beautiful fantasy of compassion and sacrifice — “Sea Ink.” A fixture around these parts: Patrick Dey, with a science fiction tale about an “AI Robot.” And an old master: Anton Chekhov, with “Bliss.”
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Flash 1/2012, #1: Jennifer Linnaea
She turned the page. In the same blue ink, a sketch of that boy, his wide, frightened eyes and his right hand clutching a blanket of felt that his mother had given him. Read more: HTML
Flash 1/2012, #2: Tom Crosshill
To Fly A Pig In The Dorseny Sky
Fists clutching Bella’s ears, Palo chokes against the crosswind. Bella oinks, and he loosens his thighs around her flanks, but it’s hard. The ground recedes, a checkerboard of green and yellow around Dorseny Town. Five years since the war with the Heelings, and takeoff still gives him the shivers.
“Not a hog in sight,” calls Dora, Palo’s wing. Read more: HTML
Flash 1/2012, #3: Patrick Dey
I enjoyed the quizzical frown that creased its plastiskin features. The facial modelling software we’d licensed from Pixar seemed to be earning its keep.
“Well?” It drummed its fingers on the desk between us.
Hmm. Perhaps we’d overdone the free-will package. Read more: HTML
Classic Flash #53: Anton Chekhov
“What brings you here?” cried his astonished parents. “What is the matter?”
“Oh, don’t ask me! I never expected anything like this! No, no, I never expected it! It is — it is absolutely incredible!” Read more: HTML