“Fire-on-the-Water” by Tara L. Masih

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He thinks of how they've lived by the Ligurian Sea for so long, they eat it, absorb it, breathe it. As children, they grew up with stories of how the sea saved them over and over. But now the sea has turned against them, and as the waves crash over the boats of generations of fishermen, he surprises everyone by his actions.


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About the Author
Tara L. Masih is editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle (both ForeWord Books of the Year), author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows, and Series Editor of the Best Small Fictions. Her flash has been anthologized in Word of Mouth, Brevity & Echo, Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose, Flash Fiction Funny, and Stripped, and featured in Fiction Writer’s Review for National Short Story Month.
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