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The Molotov Cocktail - 2012

  • Issue Number: Volume 3 Issue 5
  • Publication Cycle: Monthly online

The Molotov Cocktail is interested in, as the submissions page indicates, "volatile flash fiction, the kind you cook up in a bathtub and handle with rubber gloves."  They also want "your rotten characters," and this issue is filled with those rotten characters. In Rich Larson's "Patron Saint of Lost Causes" we meet four seemingly unhappy characters and see a connection between a son and an uncle that seems to come from emptiness. L.A. Craig's "Fake Ocelet" is a brief display of a woman who has lost a son and wanders around town collecting garbage and scaring away the neighbors. And Ian Hilgendorf shows us a horse owner that is less than pleased with his life and what he has to do. These issues of The Molotov Cocktail are hand grenades; handle with care.

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Review Posted on June 14, 2012

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