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.
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 […]
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 […]
HALLOWEEN IS A FAVORITE HOLIDAY AT OUR HOUSE. We do it all. Gravestones on the grass, imitation spider web on the rose bushes, creepy glowstick eyes peering out from the shadows, a minimum of 12 pumpkins usually carved to follow a theme (last year it was classic horror literature, as you can see). We […]
“What you burnt, broke, and tore is still in my hands. I am the keeper of fragile things and I have kept of you what is indissoluble.” — Anaïs Nin This month marks my third anniversary as Publisher of Flash Fiction Online. Three years ago, if you’d told me that in September 2016, I’d be […]