The white lady of Irrigan is so named because one of her experiments bleached a lock of her hair. Her maids, affectionately, claim she is more badger than woman. It makes her smile, but they won’t say a word about the scar that runs down her chest.Irrigan now keeps the windows in her lab open […]
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There is a lesson we are taught in childhood, the lesson of finding our purpose in life—as if purpose was fixed and finite. Unlike the generations who predate us, whose circumstances would dictate their choices and options, the 21st century offers an abundance of choices (for the lucky ones). In my twenties, I defaulted to the […]
There is a little alleyway that hooks off İstiklal Caddesi known only to the children of Karaköy. On summer nights they spill through the dim doorway at arcade’s end, under the sign that spells “Dr Daidalo and Son”. The little theatre is cramped, its wooden benches bare. They squabble and cuss in their seats, elbowing […]
Somsei RepublicImportant historical or cultural figures, usually male, prefaced with SRS (Somsei Republic Ship). Ships may petition the Central Diet for a name change if they wish, but all names must come from an approved list and the appeal process is long and arduous.* * *KfuulPhilosophical concepts, references to obscure texts, and complex word games […]
CONTENT WARNING: suicidal ideation 1. Haste Ceres Shipyard had enough emergency shuttles for almost everyone. But because of you, none of that mattered. The managers cut every corner they could, but they were wrestling with an AI loyal to the company’s aspirational mission statement. Building the Belt Strong, not the managers’ Making All the Money. […]
i. Ours is a small planet, about the size of our god’s fist. Everything is water and sand. If it weren’t for my lighthouse illuminating the oily sea, the entire world would be a dark, solid mass. If I screamed, my voice would sound like a whisper, and if I whispered, my voice would sound […]
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Take a look back with us at the stories that made Flash Fiction Online in 2016!We kicked off the year with Issue#28 and four thought-provoking stories to challenge your perceptions, including a fantasy tale by six-time FFO-published Kelly Sandoval.February’s Issue #29 turned once again to stories of the heart, while Issue #30 peered closer at the strange and unreal, […]