Editorial: Fantastical Flash

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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