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In This Issue: March 2013 Suzanne W. Vincent

There’s something about March in the northern hemisphere.  Something bleak, something hopeful, something decidedly cold and warm, wet and dry, all at once.

To give a fictional face to that contradiction, I’ve chosen Dave Tallerman’s “For Life,” a tale of a man coping with grief and a grieving father, and Alisa Alering’s “Keith Crust’s Lucky Number,” a quirky story in which a numbers-obsessed guitarist finds more than he bargained for at the local pawn shop.

For our Classic Flash, we reach back to Alice Dunbar-Nelson for a lovely melodramatic bit of Victoriana called “Violets.”

Might be appropriate for Spring/Easter, though it is somewhat gloomy.

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Suzanne Vincent

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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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