Winter 2022 Issue

Editor’s Note:

This winter issue of Spark Flash Fiction is chock-full of sugar and spice stories. It may be chilly outside, but in here we’re offering you a chance to get your fill of some wonderfully cozy romances just spilling sweetness.

There’s everything from a decorator dishing out charmed candy hearts to a reunion romance that will have you saying ooh la la. And we bet a cherry on top you’ll be tempted to whip up some magic with the contents of your pantry.

Make sure to check out feature author Laura Frantz’s gorgeous, chocolate-kissed prequel to her recent release A Heart Adrift, proving Henri Lennox is worth the wait. And don’t miss our staff features—one offering a sweet cooking class mix-up and the other some Italian passion at a pizzeria. We hope these stories offer you the delicious escape February demands. 

Spark Editors

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Candy Hearts

Emily Barnett


The Baker’s Daughter

Bethany Cox


Dinner for Three

Laurie Ingram Sibley


That’s Amore

Staff Feature: Kimberly Duffy


The Sweetest Wait

Featured Author: Laura Frantz


Love Tastes Like Home

Helen Liptak


Blushing Lattes

Alyssa Schwarz


Cooking Up Love

Staff Feature: Jordan Millsaps


Fishing for Keeps

Kristen Hogrefe Parnell


Sometimes Simple Is Best

Wendy Klopfenstein


Secret Tea Society

Dani Renee


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