An Ironic Flash of Life
A collection of nine flash stories about the sacred and profane in an ironic kind of way, featuring two previously published and seven original flash stories.
"The Forgotten Sinner" — An old man stands at the pearly gates of Heaven, explaining to Peter why he never got right with God. (First appeared in the print edition of Conceit Magazine, December 2009.)
"Uncle Fred's Wild Splash Hit" — Uncle Fred ends up in a world of hurt when the baseball he batted lands somewhere else than the neighbor's swimming pool.
"Blind Faith" — Two roommates discuss the spiritual significance of having the patio blinds closed on a hot day.
"The Old Frenchman" —An American Army private suspects the old Frenchman is stealing something but doesn't know what from the makeshift military camp behind the front lines in World War II.
"Jesus Saves You Money" — A phone call to Jesus is answered by the guy who fixes broken toilets.
"Pure Indulgence" — Caught cheating with a pint of double fudge ice cream by his wife, a husband considers the marital consequences. (First appeared in the electronic edition of BURST, Spring 2010.)
"An Old Man's Confession" — An old priest wakes up in his booth to listen to the astounding confession of a Christian impostor who fooled the leadership of an evangelical church.
"Bubbles & Stickers" — Two men challenge each other to a dancing duel over their pet peeves: popping bubble wrap and stickers on the floor.
"Walking Home" — A fearful woman is almost run over by a man who looks like Mr. Magoo from the old cartoon TV show.
This short story is also available in A Few Short Stories Omnibus Volume 1 ebook. Read 18 stories in one ebook for one low price.