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Little Fish, Big Fish


Let the Field Burn


Nancy Shreds the Clouds


Of Tales and Dreams 


Editorial: Stories of Change

Science Fiction

Quantum Love


Name of a Storm


Button Mashing

Science Fiction

Grandma’s Sex Robot


Editorial: The Complexity of Connection

Editorial: Stories of Change Anna Yeatts

Welcome to the August Issue of Flash Fiction Online. This month, we delve into stories of longing, self-discovery, rebellion, and renewal, offering you narratives that mirror the complexity and beauty of the human experience.

“Let the Field Burn” by M. C. Benner Dixon opens the issue with a powerful narrative of loss and renewal. It’s a poignant exploration of the human capacity to endure, to heal, and to find hope amidst the ashes of the past. Available 8/4/23.

In “Nancy Shreds the Clouds” by Phoenix Alexander, we meet Nancy, a character who lives her life under the watchful, judgmental gaze of her unique companions – the clouds. Her path, though fraught with rebellion and conflict, culminates in a triumphant acceptance of self, a testament to her indomitable spirit. Available 8/11/23.

“Little Fish, Big Fish” by Jennifer Hudak is a compelling exploration of a mother-daughter relationship set against the backdrop of longing and an elusive sense of belonging. It reminds us of the inevitable tide of life and the rippling impact of our choices. Available 8/18/23.

Finally, “Of Tales and Dreams,” translated by Aysel K. Basci from Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s work. This story invites us into the inner world of a young boy, a realm where dreams and reality intertwine in nostalgia and longing. It’s a poignant reminder of the places and memories we leave behind yet somehow always carry within us. Available 8/25/23.

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Anna Yeatts
Publisher & Co-Editor-in-Chief
Flash Fiction Online

© Anna Yeatts

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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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