From magical realism to high fantasy, familial struggles to faerie warfare, the stories in this volume stretch across styles to encompass Flash Fiction Online’s belief that fewer than a thousand words can contain entire worlds.
Curated by Suzanne W. Vincent, this volume embodies the idea that hope is always with us, even when we cannot see it. Stories like Kelly Sandoval’s “A Menagerie of Grief” remind the reader of fantasy’s power to express the hidden depths of heartwrenching pain while “Love Letters on the Nightmare Sea” by Rachael K. Jones restores our belief in love’s redemptive and protective power.
Travel to Faerie with Sara Norja’s “Creation.” Hear the wild call of an entire village in “Songbirds” by Shveta Thakrar. Struggle to hold onto love beset by a reality-bending illness in “I Am Not a Metaphor” by Marina J. Lostetter.
Flash Fiction Online 2016 Anthology Volume II: Fantasy includes stories from Shveta Thakrar, Laurie Tom, Sara Norja, Evan Dicken, and more.