I like quotes. www.brainyquote.com is one of my favorite sites.
This month I typed in ‘change’ in honor of this month’s stories.
I found this that fits at least two of them quite nicely:
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Viktor E. Frankl
In “Anywhere and Nowhere,” by Alexander Monteagudo, Nemi must change to survive. But it’s not something she’s willing to do for herself.
And from Shane Dent, a widower finds the desire to change his attitude in honor of his wife and her passion for cars in “Old Roads, New Roads.”
Last up this month, a soliloquy to the rich heritage of the B movie horror flick, “To the Monsters, With Love,” by Merc Rustad.
© 2014 Suzanne 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.