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) Suzanne W. Vincent
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 and people of a thoughtful nature acknowledge the many processes of birth, death, and rebirth occurring all around us. It’s a time for spring cleaning, for removing the junk from our lives and our homes and our gardens to make room for new growth. Or not.
Spring is also a great time for watching videos of adorable baby bunnies. Like this one: https://imgur.com/OXPNJJz.
Our stories this month all meditate on the theme of transformation in one way or another. “The Peculiar Grace of Bees” by Jennifer Johnson is a story of breaking, of rebuilding, and of healing. “The Machine of the Devil” by Maria Haskins is about the transformative power of words and memory in even the darkest places. And there is no larger transformation that humans experience than the transformation from living to dead—unless you count the transformation of a whole lot of people from living to dead. “The Stars That Fall” by Samantha Murray and “Waiting for the Floor OR The Bathers” by Natalia Theodoridou (originally published in Litro) each give us their own take on the apocalypse—as doom falling from the sky or as a rising, inescapable flood.
Support Flash Fiction Online
Flash Fiction Online is a free online magazine that pays professional rates. So how do we make that happen? It’s due to the generosity of readers like you.
Here are some ways you can help:
Sign up to become a monthly donor. Read more…
Subscribe to FFO.
Never miss an issue! E-reader formats delivered to your inbox. Available from WeightlessBooks.com
Buy our issues & anthologies.
Consider a one-time gift that fits your budget.
Advertise with us.
Have a product, service, or website our readers might enjoy? Ad space available on the website and in our e-reader issues. Sponsored posts opportunities are also available. Learn more…
Spread the word.
Love one of our stories or articles? Share it with a friend!