In This Issue: Suzanne Vincent
Mothers' Day Issue
“Star Maven” by Sarah Akhtar: Even the stars can’t keep Mom away; “The Deep” by Adam Smith: Nothing can keep her family from her, either; Our Classic Flash, “Mother’s Birthday Present” by Carrie Seever: Nothing gets in the way of Elizabeth getting Mom something good for her birthday. Read more: HTML
Flash 5/2012, #1: Sarah Crysl Akhtar
Tell her something just can’t work that way, and she’ll start to wonder why not. She’s good at untangling things — my girls will swear to that. And then — eventually maternal cunning will trump whatever technology you’ve got.
Wish she’d throw out some of the stuff she finds whenever she untangles her closets. Got her hands on a relic that turned out to be an ancient graphing calculator... Read more: HTML
Flash 5/2012, #2: Adam Smith
Riauk had been gone nigh on two years, pitched over the side of our fishing boat, where he’d disappeared (I was told) with scarcely a splash. Punishment, the villagers said. The sea mother’s retribution. I did not believe it.
I missed Riauk most in winter, when the rain off the sea slipped through the cracks around the windows and the wind moaned beneath the thatch. The thin woolen blanket was no comfort from the mist, and the forlorn cries of the gulls picking clams along the beach were echoes of emptiness. Read more: HTML
Classic Flash #57: Carrie Seever
Mother’s Birthday Present