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My youngest child has become something of a Rubik’s Cube fanatic. She owns ten or so, including a 12-sided cube. She recently learned to solve a 5X5 cube and can solve the classic 3X3 cube in about 2 minutes. When completed, of course, the Rubik’s Cube has nine differently-colored sides. Turn the cube and you [...]
My first alien was a Cetitharian. Slender, mirror skinned, beautiful as a solar storm. I never asked him why he came up to my home-ship. I never asked him much of anything. Reflected in his skin, the cargo hold’s dull gray walls were silver. Even I, little brown mouse that I was, polished into tiger’s [...]
Wikipedia Abduction Myth From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The “Wikipedia Abduction Myth” is an urban legend and conspiracy theory asserting that the free internet encyclopedia Wikipedia is actually written by a group of American scholars held captive in Russia. No credible evidence supports for the love of god help us this assertion and it is [...]
The river nudged my log raft against its mooring post with a steady thud on the night I first saw Old Qiu’s woman. Sitting on her knees at the end of his boat, she offered his cormorants a few of the small fish they’d caught that day. Her young, round face echoed the full moon, [...]
My name is not Elisabeth. My eyes are not full of tears. My life has not just changed forever. My best friend is not dead. Mum screeches my full name like a fishwife, carrying over the howling winds of the bay, and the magic is broken. Every evening I sit looking over the sharp rocks [...]
Author of “Mirror Skinned” This month’s interview is with Kelly Sandoval, the author of “Mirror Skinned,” and “Home Isn’t.” She’s a quintessential nerd. When I called her, she was glum over having missed out on a game of Pathfinder in her area. We had a great afterwards during our interview bonding over our writing heroes [...]
Author of “The Cormorant in the Glass-Bottomed Cage” Anna Yeatts: Congratulations on getting “The Cormorant in a Glass-Bottomed Cage” published with Flash Fiction Online! Tell us the story behind the story if you will. Rebecca Birch: Thanks very much! I’m thrilled to be published in Flash Fiction Online. As to the story, I’m involved in [...]