Hot Flashes are tiny little stories–fireflies for your mind–usually of no more than 50 words, including the titles. Every month, I post a new one. Scroll down to see the previous ones.
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March HOT FLASH
We each made him coq au vin. Mine: recipe-perfect.
Mandy added cocoa. Idiot.
Jean added coke. Not the cola. I dropped a dime.
I should win, but no. Hes waiting for Jean.
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MA’s Monthly Hot Flashes: 2002-2009 are…is…now available in electronic formats–for Kindle (text-to-speech enabled) at Amazon and in many other formats, including text and .rtf at Smashwords, as a Nook book and at iTunes. Price = $0.99
Review by: donna crow on May. 21, 2010
Marian Allen’s Hot Flashes are a delight. A complete short story in just a few lines: a conversation, a sketch of a scene or a character and then, the stinger in the tail. (tale?)
Flash fiction is to a short story what Haiku is to epic poetry.
Donna Fletcher Crow
author of The Monastery Murder Series
.Want to give the folks behind you in line something to do? Visit the store to put a year’s worth of MA’s Hot Flashes on the back of your shirt! Also available on a tote bag, a messenger bag, an apron and a mousepad. Years 2003 through 2007 are done and the others will follow, if interest is expressed.
Told Mom Bradford Pear were brittle.
“They’re so pretty!”
Ice storm. Broken trees clog the drive.
Heart attack, clearing them. Ambulance blocked.
Happy now, Mom?
All In Good Time
How long have we been dating?
In dog years, we practically just met.
Let well enough alone, eh?
All happy couples are not the same.