The creek starts calling to me as soon as we cross the county line. Gravel crunching under my tires is the sound of water tumbling over rocks; sunlight becomes silver fish glinting off my windshield. My daughter Lacey turns her head toward the open passenger-side window, like she smells something unexpected and delicious.By the time […]
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Edited by Sabrina WestStorm clouds gathered, as they always did, when Nancy fought. Jaundiced thunder-carriers, chaotic with rain: lowering and brutish cumulonimbi spoiling for both combat and ceasefire.They stacked themselves now over Meadows Elementary as she lashed out at Fiona McCarthy.She called their leader ‘Crown,’ because that’s what he tried to be. Lord and Savior, […]
“Can I have this? It’s in the Goodwill pile.” Micah was pointing to a large frame with a cardboard back, the picture facing him. I knew what it was. It was the man in the field. I hated that one.The picture was propped against an enormous stack of Guinness Books of World Records. I loved […]
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 […]
Barahona, the streets were paved with bones, but we walked them like they was nothing but brick. The church bells were dull. The walls white and pasty, como pastel de tres leche. We had come to witness our family history, me and Papi and Mami and Natalia. We had come to see for ourselves, the […]
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2020 was a tumultuous year, but here at FFO, we kept right on working, bringing you twelve more issues of brief, bold, and beautiful flash fiction! Issue #76 – January’s issue is one of New Year’s resolutions, where the characters in the stories make life-altering decisions. John Wiswell and Rebecca Birch both return in this issue, and Cathy Tenzo* […]