April 2015

Editorially Resolved
American novelist, Chuck Palahniuk, once said, “People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.“ That’s true of life, isn’t it?  I mean, we all dream of a time when we [...]
I am Graalnak of the Vroon Empire, Destroyer of Galaxies, Supreme Overlord of the Planet Earth. Ask Me Anything.
PEOPLE OF EARTH: I AM GRAALNAK OF THE VROON EMPIRE, CONQUEROR OF WORLDS, DESTROYER OF ALL WHO OPPOSE ME, AND YOUR SUPREME AND BENEVOLENT OVERLORD. FOR THE NEXT SIXTY OF YOUR EARTH-MINUTES YOU MAY ASK ME ANY QUESTION WITHOUT FEAR OF RETRIBUTION. - Posted by graalnak 1 year ago                                                                                                      [ Display options: top-rated comments [...]
The Kiss
Harlan leans over to plant a kiss on my cheek. His fingers wriggle beneath mine so that our palms rest together, our fingers interlocking. It would be so easy to kiss him. Too easy. I lean back in my seat and pretend to be focused on the movie, letting the bright light of the fictional [...]
Face Time
I was tearing the skins off shallots last night when Mother came in wearing Fifth Face. Fifth Face looks like Julie Andrews, but the thing doesn’t fit Mother’s skull. You can see wires sticking out behind. Fifth Face speaks in Zenlike one-liners that I suspect are lifted from Kierkegaard, although we don’t have any Kierkegaard [...]
By Dario Bijelac
Comet Man
I don’t care what genetic sub-group you’re from, by comet is a lousy way to travel.  And  no, I don’t mean this touristy shite where they put glass huts on iceballs so rich-kids can ‘rough it’ and still get all the interplanetary TV they want.  I mean real, true-to-physics, grab hold with your gene-modified hooks [...]
By Dario Bijelac
An Interview with Laura Pearlman
Read “I Am Graalnak of the Vroon Empire…” here. Elizabeth Shack: “I Am Graalnak…” started with a contest on the Codex writing forum. What can you tell us about writing to prompts? Laura Pearlman: One thing I like about these flash contests is the combination of a prompt and a deadline. The prompt for this [...]
An Interview with Marina Lostetter
Read “Comet Man” here. Stefan Milicevic: Congratulations on getting “Comet Man” republished with Flash Fiction Online! Tell us how you came to write it. Marina Lostetter: Thank you!  I’m a member of the Codex writing community, and every year there’s a five-week-long contest in which the participants all produce a new flash-length story every weekend.  [...]
By Dario Bijelac
An Interview with K.C. Norton
K.C. Norton is a young graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts who has had 2 fantastic stories printed in Flash Fiction Online: “Rumplestiltskin in Love” and now, “The Kiss”. Her story, “Canth,” was also featured in Lightspeed Magazine’s, “Women Destroy Science Fiction” anthology. We laughed often during our interview, sharing a deep love [...]