Editorial: A Better Tomorrow Emma Munro
This issue completes my first year of editing Flash Fiction Online. Wow. In between learning the EIC job, I had major surgery and turned 60. Through it all, I’ve been supported by the wonderful team at FFO, my found-family and my always-family. I am lucky and grateful.
For a long time, I’d have sworn blue that all I wanted or needed was to write my own stories. The last twelve months showed me that I don’t just like editing stories; I love the challenge of each story’s unique puzzle and love it even more when I’m working with an author on their story. A sweet reminder that “change is the only constant in life” (Heraclitus, Greek philosopher) and in stories, I’d argue. Whether it’s a eureka moment, an epiphany, a chuckle, or a gasp— change (in one way or another) is the catalyst.
Do you want to know why Grandmother’s throat shines like firefly juice? Read “The Carousel” by Eliza Gilbert.
“Facts about Alligators and Broken Hearts” by Jacqueline Parker is about beautiful predators, oranges, and broken hearts.
If everything really is connected, then the connections between a slagheap of sorrow, penguins, and tofu might not surprise you. Read “For The Penguins” by Gary Priest.
“An Act of Consumption, In Two Parts” by Michelle Muenzler is our reprint this month. What could possibly go wrong in a basement full of squirming letters and talking spiders?
A special thanks to Anna Yeatts for keeping the magazine afloat and free to read.
A huge thank you to our subscribers and patrons, without whom we wouldn’t continue because we’d either have to stop paying authors or stop being free.
We wish all our readers a year filled with peace, hope, and inspiration.
Become a Patron! Check our our NEW Patron rewards!
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 and gain access to exclusive Patron rewards like manuscript critiques, insider submission statistics, the Editors’ Wishlist, free downloads of our current issue, and Ask Me Anything chats with the FFO staff. 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!