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We at Flash Fiction Online wish to express our condolences to the family of Ray Bradbury who passed away June 5th. He was a true master of the written word.

In this issue: Viewpoint. What we see and how we see are seldom the same thing. It’s the glass-half-empty-or-half-full idea. Even a small change in how we view our world and circumstances can be life-changing.

In this month’s stories, small changes in the main characters’ viewpoints make for hopeful and satisfying “light bulb” moments for two lost souls. We hope you enjoy “A Place for Passions” by Michael Banker, and “The Mirror With Six Faces” by David Larson.

And our Classic Flash, a dark fantasy called “A Pretty Quarrel” from Lord Dunsany, shows us a change of perspective in the demi-gods as they war against the dwarfs, far from the courts of heaven.

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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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