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Editorial

A Different Kind of December

This is not your usual holiday issue. There are no jolly elves or mistletoe garlands. No perfectly decorated trees full of fairy lights or any other toothsomely sweet tableaus appear in our stories this December. But this is a holiday issue. In Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami writes: “And once the storm is over, […]

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Love and Monsters!

Perfect for Halloween, because Halloween is all about monsters, and I love Halloween. Halloween for my family is a long-anticipated yearly event. Only Christmas is more anticipated—and just barely. Each year we fry donuts. Dozens of donuts. Nearly 200 last year. Half the neighborhood hangs out at our house Halloween night. No wonder, eh? No, […]

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Wait!  Don’t Go!

In the past we’ve asked you, dear reader, to bear with us, to stretch your minds and hearts, to try new things. For example, last March we asked you to indulge us in a Horror issue. You trusted us, and we gave you four terribly creepy tales that we hope you enjoyed, despite your preconceived […]

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A Quick Jaunt Through Space and Time

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 […]

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High Expectations

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 […]

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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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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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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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Flash Fiction Online 2016 Anthology Volume II: Fantasy Available Now

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 […]

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