The Editor [Flash Fiction]

Foreword Hamlet is Hamlet; the play is the character as well as the thing in itself; title characters carry more than what they say inside them. Tom Jones  is Tom Jones; does it then mean that Tom Jones is Tom Jones? Not necessarily. It is different for Ishmael and Ahab; Moby Dick is Moby Dick; the looming oversoul of the … Continue reading The Editor [Flash Fiction]

Attention! Warnings to be Warned; From the Editor

Be warned, I tell you. Yes, be warned as we so often prove we love being. Yes, warned. We love to be warned. We are excited when warned about harm. We like being frightened by our media, titillated by a broadcast and print media insistent on overdramatizing the news, creating news based on the demands … Continue reading Attention! Warnings to be Warned; From the Editor

Disagree or Mis-agree

We can all disagree in this pseudo-democratic nation managed by power elites bent on keeping the masses semi-educated and semi-literate--but consensus in the end is the mandate. To disagree with mandated consensus is to be excommunicate and anathema, socially. The dogma of all Americans acting Americanly is to reach consensus after they disagree in any … Continue reading Disagree or Mis-agree

From the Editor

Do we intend to write essays about literature?For sure, we do; and about literary figures? Certainly, we will. About poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, theater, film and other media arts? Yes, yes, yes and so on yes. Will there be passages of biography included--there is always something of biography herein. In fact, everything any writer writes … Continue reading From the Editor

Shading Gray, the World in Monochrome

Would I prefer snow to the drizzle that seems terminally expressed by the color of the weather these last several days, a mood evoked by the grayness of today and yesterday and the day before that? Perhaps I would--what would I? Another question to beget other questions about weather and mood. My soul is romantic, … Continue reading Shading Gray, the World in Monochrome

A Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Be warned--as we so often prove we love being--yes, warned; we love to be warned about harm, as much as we like being frightened by our media, titillated by a broadcast and print media insistent on overdramatizing the news, creating news based on the demands of sensationalism, irrespective of truth or value as news. News … Continue reading A Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

From the Falling Leaf Review Staff

Do we intend to write essays about literature?For sure, we do; and about literary figures? Certainly, we will. About poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, theater, film and other media arts? Yes, yes, yes and so on yes. Will there be passages of biography included--there is always something of biography herein. In fact, everything any writer writes … Continue reading From the Falling Leaf Review Staff

Remembrance is neither a Day nor a Date [a short-short story]

The anniversary of my father's death passed recently without anyone in my home realizing it until nearly a week after. It was I who noticed we had missed it, but I did not say anything to anyone in my home. Our kid was home from college. It was among the last days he was home … Continue reading Remembrance is neither a Day nor a Date [a short-short story]