After much hard work by brilliant artists, The Best of Friday Flash, Volume 2, is available for purchase as a paperback and as an ebook!
Flash fiction is supposed to be just that: fiction, but all stories are built on real life, even those with dragons and ice queens and cyborgs. When my cousin took his own life in February, 2011 my family was devastated. I wanted to go visit my aunt, (his mother), and my cousins, (his sisters), desperately and right away. But I was afraid I’d say the wrong thing, I was afraid of overwhelming them with too much sympathy. So instead, as a particularly vibrant memory of growing up with my cousin, Doug, played through my mind like a film stuck on repeat, I sat down and wrote that memory. Later I posted the story, Boy-Cousin: The Marvel, as a #fridayflash.
With the gracious critique of the Friday Flash community, I was able to improve the story and submit it for consideration to be included in the second volume of The Best of Friday Flash. I am honored that the tribute to my cousin’s memory, Boy-Cousin: The Marvel was chosen to appear in this super work of art.
Edited by the Grand Master of #fridayflash, (what I like to call the great man who created this meme), JM Strother, and by the talented Rachel Blackbirdsong, and Tony Noland, and designed by the super-creative Jodi Cleghorn, this 199 page anthology, The Best of Friday Flash, Volume 2, is a true work of art featuring many terrific “read ‘em in a flash” stories by outstanding authors worldwide – everything from humor to horror to fantasy to romance to magical realism and all in between. You will laugh, you will cry, you might cringe, you might hide under the covers, but one thing is certain – you will definitely be turning the pages of this fantastic anthology in anticipation of the next word! Go to e-Mergent Publishing to order your copy today.
Be sure to join in the release party on Twitter by using the hashtag #BOFF2, and stop by Friday Flash Dot Org to find out for yourself why this great community of writers has become so important to me. Not only do the writers offer support, encouragement and helpful critique, they offer great and lasting friendships.
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