They walk a safe distance apart, the woman who will become a tiger and the lover she will devour, a distance that to outward eyes appears wholly lacking in suspicion. She often feels a strange unease when walking through a city park, those patches of manicured green set among the gallant, tiered facades of Georgian […]
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Welcome to the June 2023 issue of Flash Fiction Online! This month, we dive headfirst into the mystical realm of fantasy flash fiction. Imagine the vast landscapes, magical creatures, and epic quests you love condensed into bite-sized stories that will transport you to otherworldly realms and leave you craving more. First up, we have “A […]
The legend is only partially true. I did bathe in the river and the farmer did see me there in human-skin. I had hidden my fox-skin well. I am not the hu li jing of the western legend who they kidnapped, whose fox-skin they stole. One human poet called it devotion that she returned nightly […]
One second: I have ten fingersThe next: I have nine.I’m sure you’re picturing the scene: the bright, sharp smell of blood. Emergency surgery. Months later, a morbidly funny story to tell at the office Holiday party, the jagged scar a ring branded into my flesh.But that isn’t what happens.I’m chopping carrots for dinner. My husband, […]
First there were mindsets. Then there were constructs. Then archtypes. But, let me tell you, it’s all bullshit. The only thing that worked was the invisible. Until now. * * * Annie stares in my direction. She pauses as I wave my arms. My throat is raw from calling her name. But she doesn’t see […]
The woman from the county throws her shoulder against the bathroom door, and the hardboard coughs open, surrenders a narrow gap, then slaps into a mountain of plastic bottles filled with urine staling to lemon curry.“Christ alive,” she whispers.They think I’m in my death throes, now, having discovered the bathroom. Downstairs, the biohazard crew peels […]
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Time continues its march onward, and we continue our 100th issue countdown with the issues and stories we published in 2018Issue #52 was another New Year’s issue focused on the theme of change and the new phases of life that change brings about.Issue #53 featured stories that excelled in the art of prose and used […]