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Strength in Numbers Anna Yeatts

I like to believe I can fend for myself — that I’m a strong, capable woman who can take life on the chin. But every now and again, when I’m sent reeling toward either end of the spectrum, extreme happiness or sadness, I find I’m not quite so invincible by myself. I need companionship. Family, friends, and loved ones are there to celebrate the highs and commiserate the lows. Even when I pretend I’m walking my path alone, it doesn’t negate the fact that they’re still with me.

John Dunne said, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” I think that sums this issue up nicely.

In Ashe Thurman’s fantasy story,“Kitsune no Yomeiri”, a husband’s attempt to embrace his pregnant wife’s culture goes painfully awry. “6 Attempts to Win Jennifer’s Heart” by James Aquilone is a humorous scifi stab at office romance. And finally, in Alison McBain’s mainstream piece “On the Fly”,  Jorge struggles with his place in life, both in and out of the kitchen.

Enjoy!

Anna

Publisher, Flash Fiction Online

© Anna Yeatts

Meet the Author

Anna Yeatts

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.  Anna writes in that nebulous overlap between genre and literary works where offbeat, surreal stories are born. Her short stories appear in Cicada, Daily Science Fiction, Mslexia, Drabblecast, PodCastle, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Penumbra among other publications. When not writing, Anna wrangles two wonderful children, two matching cats, and a German Shepherd who doesn’t believe in weekends. Follow her at Patreon or on YouTube.

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