Editorial: Stories of Change

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