Welcome. Your first day; your first tilting steps off the crooked jetty. It was nearly trampled by the Dawn, but like the island, it still stands. You seem disconcerted, checking your watch and looking upward. No, you’re not imagining it, the sun is now behind you. In retribution for the occupation, the jinn turned the […]
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Brooka bowed over the engine of the ranch’s lander, her back aching from hours of contortion, and thought of recipes. She most always recited her recipes in a silent mantra. Sometimes she started with the first one and proceeded straight through; other times, she chose a number at random—like thirty-three, the last one collected by […]
It was Elroy who first proposed hiding a kiss just off the trail, under a butter-yellow stone whose warmth contrasted with the grays and browns of that wintry day. “Say in 20 years, we’ll come back for the kiss and remember this perfect day.” Petra wondered how much could change: the trail, the rock, even […]
This January, Flash Fiction Online is celebrating its 100th issue! Fifteen years and 100 issues are two outstanding achievements in the ephemeral world of digital publishing. The ingredients for our longevity? Outstanding stories distilled to their critical essence by authors from all over the globe, an international team of dedicated volunteers, and our amazing publisher, […]
Today, we’re catching up with Kate Heartfield, author of Hairbrush, Socks, Pencils, Orange, which was published in Issue #15 in December 2014. FFO: What’s your favorite line from your Flash Fiction Online story, and why do you think it works particularly well? KH: Strangely enough, my favorite line from my story “Hairbrush, Socks, Pencils, Orange” […]
Dad was carrying a tray of grilled hot dogs across the fresh-cut grass when his knees stiffened and black smoke spewed from his nose. His shoulders lurched forward and his chin swung down and clanged against his chest as more and more black smoke billowed from his open mouth. There was a loud bang and […]
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As we wrap up our 100th issue countdown, let’s take a look at our most recent issues! And don’t forget, you still have until DEC 29 to place your votes for your 2021 favorites in the preliminary ballot for our very first FLASHY AWARDS! (Finalists in each category will be announced at our DEC 30 kaffeeklatsch!)Issue […]