A Letter to Meg
Enclosed please find twenty-four thank you notes. Twenty-four tributes. Twenty-four works that you inspired.
When we made the call for our tribute issue, the response was a resounding Yes! Yes I have been taught and inspired by Meg! Yes I would be honored to contribute! Yes!
Twenty-four is a lot of stories! Please forgive the occasional error that might have made it through. The occasional mix of formats. The occasional imperfections. Twenty-four is a lot of stories. But the true cap here was how many people we managed to ask. The full set of Meg’s impact is even so much bigger. Apologies in advance to those we didn’t call, but please realize we know there are so many more than could be enclosed here, and we look forward to seeing all of you in our Submission Queue for the May issue.
Meg, NFFR is the house you built. It seems that the number one house rule is to passionately share and enjoy the love of flash fiction. Like all the NFFR ideas of the past, this one was a collaboration. Audra, Karen, Misty, Mary, Constance and Al are happy to share it with you now.
We hope you love it too,
Your Students and Fans.
Special Issue: Welcome to the Mega Meganthology!
At Some Point, Bob Turned Into a Dog by Francine Witte
What Blooms by Constance Malloy
Ugly Thing by Claire Polders
This House by Audra Kerr Brown
The Woman in My Closet by Misty Urban
The Girl From the Laundromat & The Alligators Are Never Far by Frankie McMillan
Teaching the Dog to Speak French by Karen Jones
Skim Coats by Amy Barnes
Green Sleeves Under the Mermaid by Gay Degani
Rita Next Door by Valerie Fox
Pancake by Mary Thompson
On Fire by Riham Adly
Man On the Street by Al Kratz
Lunar Landing by Sara Hills
Lucky Lucky Tinsel Cake by April Bradley
Location by Patricia Q Bidar
Just Us Two by Jayne Martin
An Approximation of Melody by Tommy Dean
Helen Keller Lives by Leonora Desar
Flake by Lucien Desar
Three Micros by Pat Foran
Hands Off by Jason Jackson
Thank God and Greyhound by Jan Stout
The Golden Barista by A.E. Weisgerber