Name Links to Flash Fiction:
Two extremely concise, apt selections concerning lust and death from Richard's "FICT/IONS."
A surreal alternate-reality flash fiction piece about "Thoroughly Modern Families" that confronts notions of conformity and brims with truly disturbing symbolism. Kuntz is a writer to be reckoned with, and this story will hook you from the first line,"Mother has other children she keeps in a cave beneath our house..."
An intriguing, unique story where apocalypse is expressed through a female character, and after all is said and done, represents a beautiful rebirth.
Outstanding death flash with unforgettable lines: "This skeleton in a diaper, this beard on a skull."
"One More Double Axel" is an extremely well-executed, visceral story of death and loss that will compel you until the end.
An intelligent story with urban surrealism and unique anthropomorphism—every sentence of "Really" is finely crafted.
Breaking Up" is experimental in form, with compact, lurid lines
burrowed and peeled to the marrow of anguished love.
"Preserving His Wife"—Losing someone can be like dying, and sometimes those who live and pine over the dead are way more disturbing than the thought of death...
"The Girl from Cienfuegos"—Old men, surreal meanderings, a beautiful woman—and, of course, death.
"I looked at myself in the mirror, salty lines of mascara streaking down my cheeks. Bitch rang in my ears..."
The devils and evils inside—maybe a traveling salesman has the cure?
"He’s still smiling his happy, happy wedding cake. I have an urge to cut into him, eat the first piece. Stronger devils must still live in my heart."
Maestro" says it all.