Volume 2, Issue 5: January 2013
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STORIES from Beth Cato, Alex Shvartsman, Matthew Johnson, Alicia Cole, Michael H. Payne, and Many More!
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I am beyond excited to publish this issue…and also a bit sad.
Excited because of these STUNNING stories based on our ‘And you think razor wire will keep me out?’ prompt:
David L Clements: Brane Surgery
Michael Haynes: Act of Penance
Lyn Thorne-Alder: Higher Walls, Sharper Wire
Linda Palund: The Beholder of Io
Anna Ilona Mussmann: The Hum of Refuge
Sad because this is my last issue as editor, curating the monthly issues. Work at my college is ramping up, and I need to place much more of my attention there. I’ll still be around as Editor-In-Chief, but that’s more titular than anything else. I will pay the bills, write blog posts, and keep the site going.
But someone else will be selecting the stories. Someone awesome.
Kazka Press’ monthly 713 Flash feature is in good hands with Michael Haynes, who has agreed to take over as Editor. [You'll notice Michael has a story in this issue--his last with us, sadly. Stories are read blind, and we didn't know we'd picked Michael's story until the author reveal. I take it as a sign we're going the right direction with Michael at the helm. We like his work, and we know he'll select excellent fiction for us moving forward.] He’s a class act, a wonderful writer, and the perfect person to step into this role.
I’ve enjoyed bringing fiction to you these past 15 months. What a ride it’s been. Now, I’m excited to discover, with you, what Michael uncovers. So get writing!
Keep after the dream,