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In This Issue

Ah, Love.

As philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”

So, for this month of love, we bring you something of the madness and the reason of love.

First, we’re honored to be home to author Zach Shephard’s first published story, “Lovestruck,” in which Cupid is not quite the darling little rosie-cheeked cherub with the beribboned bow we’ve come to expect.

And in his third appearance with Flash Fiction Online, KJ Kabza presents “Surface Tension,” a sweet and surreal love story in which a trash bag makes it possible for one couple to connect.

And while we’re talking about love, be sure to ‘love’ us on Facebook and ‘stalk’ us on Twitter, then head over to our Flashblog to see what FFO blogger Bill Highsmith has been up to lately, and to link to a review of our January issue.


Suzanne Vincent

Suzanne Vincent is the editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.


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