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Birds Not of a Feather Suzanne W. Vincent

This week I saw a robin in my yard. That means something in the western United States. It means spring is definitely coming despite all the doubt that harsh January and February snows brought with them.

Soon to follow that robin were woodpeckers and magpies and seagulls and others, a new and welcome cacophony of sound and color and motion in my back yard when only a week before it had been nothing but the raucous calls of very monochromatic ravens.

Our selections this month are something like those birds–poly-chromatic. Not much alike at all, different habits, different diets, different plumage, different places on the avian food chain, but they all appear as March approaches. So to our stories for this month.

From Danielle Friedman, a returning Flash Fiction Online alum, we offer “A Song, Against the Metronome.” Heartbreaking. There is nothing else to say.

From Charity Tahmaseb, a new take on that classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, titled “Straying From the Path.”

And finally, from David Barber, a time-bending take on the evolution debate, “Mrs. Darwin Has Visitors.”

Enjoy!

© Suzanne W. Vincent

Meet the Author

Suzanne W. Vincent

Suzanne Vincent is the editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.

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2 Comments

  1. theduck1
    November 13, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    wow this flash fiction is real good to read

    Reply

  2. GayathryShanmugam
    March 17, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    ok lah

    Reply

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