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Editorial

Cover of flash fiction online june 2017 issue

All About Choices

“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. […]

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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 […]

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FFO April 2017

Dread, Dread, Gory Details

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 […]

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FFO April 2017

JUST KIDDING. We’re Not Going Anywhere.

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; […]

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Soul-Satisfying Bite of…

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 […]

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Love & Roses

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 […]

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January Cover

Regret

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.

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Change is Inevitable

Change is inevitable, more frequently than some are comfortable with. Life changes almost constantly, yet so many of us worry ourselves sick over even the smallest changes in our self-perceived normalcy. Why is that? Change comes, worry or not. Change comes, wished for or not. “If I could change the world…” to quote from the […]

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A Blue Moon Over FFO

I checked the astronomical calendar. Several, in fact. I even checked the astrological calendar and a handful of websites listing popular or amazing events in November. Pretty quiet. I have to say, it is fairly packed with great holidays, but isn’t any month anymore? (I remember reading the book Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman […]

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