Away up in the heart of the Allegheny mountains, in Pocahontas county, West Virginia, is a beautiful little valley through which flows the east fork of the Greenbrier river. At a point where the valley road intersects the old Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike, a famous thoroughfare in its day, is a post office in a […]
SCENE THE FIRST—At the GALAHAD-GREENS’. Mrs. G.-G. GALAHAD! Mr. G.-G. (meekly). My love? Mrs. G.-G. I see that the proprietors of All Sorts are going to follow the American example, and offer a prize of £20 to the wife who makes out the best case for her husband as a Model. It’s just as well, […]
I. “And she tied a bunch of violets with a tress of her pretty brown hair.” She sat in the yellow glow of the lamplight softly humming these words. It was Easter evening, and the newly risen spring world was slowly sinking to a gentle, rosy, opalescent slumber, sweetly tired of the joy which had […]
The Minister for Fine Arts (to whose Department had been lately added the new sub-section of Electoral Engineering) paid a business visit to the Grand Vizier. According to Eastern etiquette they discoursed for a while on indifferent subjects. The minister only checked himself in time from making a passing reference to the Marathon Race, remembering […]
Worlds Beyond (“News and reviews for the geek in all of us”) liked the current FFO issue’s subversive Zombie Walk, linking to it on their Flash Friday page. Sam Tomaino at SFRevu has reviewed Flash Fiction Online’s October 2012 issue, which has two original and one classic flash stories, including: Zombie March Tension by Brynn […]
Mark, a member of the editorial team, enjoyed Boleslaw Prus’s Mold of the Earth quite a bit. It highlighted something interesting about the relationship of allegory and symbolism. He wrote an essay about that relationship, and I liked it enough to publish it, so here it is.
Guy Hogan has been encouraging us here at FFO since the day we went live — thanks very much, Guy. He runs a blog at http://flashfictionnow.blogspot.com, and I want to highlight one really interesting thing he’s doing: picking apart Hemingway as a flash writer. You can find the Hemingway series tagged here: http://flashfictionnow.blogspot.com/search/label/Hemingway I especially […]