As summer draws to a blistering end, it’s time to look back and wonder how it flew by so fast—and yet so slowly. As someone with children (aka she who has been pelted with pool noodles, bottles of sunscreen, orphaned flip-flops, board game boxes, and Cheetos wrappers), the weeks between the last day of school […]
This past February I celebrated ten years with Flash Fiction Online. From the beginning, I distinguished myself as harder than most on the stories I read. It took a great deal to sell me on a story. Now, here I am, 50 years old, and pondering what it is about myself—the development of my own […]
“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” ~Neil Peart of the band Rush. Neil Peart is considered to be the best percussionist of all time. Here’s a link to one of Neil’s amazing percussion solos. We discovered a few years ago—much to our chagrin—that our youngest child is a percussionist. […]
Dear Hannah, Congratulations on your Graduation. May You Go Far. Love, FFO (Because Yes, We Hijacked Your Title to Tell You That in Front of All These People)
Spring: the season of tulips, robins, baby animals, and—if you live in Utah—freak hail storms, apparently. Come on May, get it together already. Spring is also the season of graduations. It’s the season for romance. And it’s the start of wedding season. Spring is a season of change and transformation, a time when world religions […]
Let’s face it; sometimes you need a laugh. Alternatively, a reason to look a little sideways at life. There are few genres more challenging to write than humor, but in this issue, our authors elevated short fiction funny to a whole new level. Their styles vary as much as their main characters, but one thing […]
You can’t rid of us that easily. And it IS April’s Fools Day. We, the staff of Flash Fiction Online, do solemnly swear we are full of hooey, the magazine is NOT going under or closing, and we’ll be publishing the content you know and love for a long time to come. Let’s face it; […]
From magical realism to high fantasy, familial struggles to faerie warfare, the stories in this volume stretch across styles to encompass Flash Fiction Online’s belief that fewer than a thousand words can contain entire worlds. Curated by Suzanne W. Vincent, this volume embodies the idea that hope is always with us, even when we cannot […]
I have a little game for you this month. It’s a fill-in-the-quote game. This quote comes from horror film legend, Vincent Price (1911-1993). “There is nothing more soul-satisfying than the first succulent bite into the juicy….” I’ll reveal the real answer at the end. Don’t cheat. Don’t scroll to the end without filling in that […]
Who is this Valentine fellow anyway, and what does he have to do with love? Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of St. Valentine, is a holiday celebrated wherever Catholicism and its descendants have taken root. But little is known of St. Valentine, the man. A third-century martyr, Valentine died on February 14th, hence the date […]
First, from Edward Ashton, “Vernal Fall.”
Next up, “Women’s Work,” by Amelia Aldred.
And “A Lumberjack’s Guide to Dryad Spotting,” by Charles Payseur.
In addition, we have “A Woman’s Glory,” a reprint by Ashley Kunsa that first appeared in issue #10 of the Los Angeles Review, and won the A Room of Her Own Orlando Prize for 2011.