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Editorial: Fantastical Flash Anna Yeatts

Welcome to the June 2023 issue of Flash Fiction Online! This month, we dive headfirst into the mystical realm of fantasy flash fiction. Imagine the vast landscapes, magical creatures, and epic quests you love condensed into bite-sized stories that will transport you to otherworldly realms and leave you craving more.

First up, we have “A Tiger in Eden” by talented FFO alumnus Dafydd McKimm. The path of true love never runs smoothly (at least, not in fiction), and this story is a poignant reminder that the other side of love has teeth. (Available 6/2/23)

Next, we offer you “To Rise, To Set” by fellow FFO alumnus Rich Larson. A young woman must rely on her careful training as she confronts the Magistrate of the Imperious Sun.  If you’re a fan of epic fantasy, this story is for you. (Available 6/9/23)

“The He-Bear” by Daniel Galef is an absolute confection of Victorian whimsy and literary humor.  A hike with an irritating musician takes an unexpected turn. Brace yourself for the comical misadventures and a not-so-friendly encounter with the he-bear. (Available 6/16/23)

Our reprint this month is “Lapis Lazuli” by Tania Fordwalker. Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways, this story explores a captivating retelling of Rapunzel. (Available 6/23/23)

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Anna Yeatts

Anna Yeatts is the Publisher of Flash Fiction Online. Since Flash Fiction Online is a free magazine, she spends a great deal of time over at Patreon, trying to drum up enough money to keep a free magazine in business. But she appreciates all the readers and supporters (including the world’s most amazing staff of editors and slush readers) who make FFO a reality every month. Her short stories appear in Cicada, Daily Science Fiction, Mslexia, Drabblecast, PodCastle, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Penumbra among other publications. She hopes you’ll follow FFO at

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