Spring 2023 Issue

Editor’s Note:

Chemistry isn’t just for scientists—it’s also for romantics. In this S.T.E.M.-inspired issue of Spark Flash Fiction, the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics lead to love in unexpected and charming ways.

Featured author Elizabeth Camden’s story, Midnight in Manhattan—an exclusive prequel to her upcoming series—will transport readers to New York City where a female dentist gets a glimpse of future romance. A larger-than-life steer brings together a grumpy farmer and a hopeful female scientist in Abbey Downey’s staff feature, More than an Experiment.

From classrooms to laboratories, space research to time travel, these love stories cover a spectrum of STEM-related scenarios that are sure to inspire your heart and your brain.

Spark Editors

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite! See the Poll below the stories.

The Attraction Hypothesis

Shannon Sue Dunlap


Heart Hacked

Bonnie Martin


A Date with Fate

Tracy Del Campo


Midnight in Manhattan

Featured Author: Elizabeth Camden


This Romance Is Classified

Sharon Hughson


Schrodinger’s Question

Gail Sosinsky



Vanessa E. Howard


The Elephant in the Room

Elizabeth Daghfal


More Than an Experiment

Staff Feature: Abbey Downey


The New Student

Pamela Baker


A Coded Love Story

Alyssa Schwarz


The Homework Hero

Katie Fitzgerald


Vote for your favorite story!

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