“Sparks Fly” by Rich Larson

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Arthur is a sparkhead. He sets off electrical devices and screws up cell phones. He can't help it, it's happened since he was a kid. But now he's on a date with the lovely Christina, and he doesn't want to blow it. How does he tell her his attraction to her might just crash her new phone?

Sparks Fly

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About the Author
Rich Larson was born in West Africa, has studied in Rhode Island and worked in Spain, and currently writes from Edmonton, Alberta. His speculative fiction has been nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Prize, featured on io9, and appears in numerous Year’s Best anthologies. He received the Dell Award and Rannu Prize for Writers of Speculative Fiction. His literary short work has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Journey Prize, and he was a semifinalist for the Norman Mailer Poetry Prize. In 2011 his novel Devolution was a finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Alongside writing, he enjoys soccer, basketball, foreign languages, travel, sketching, and pool.
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