Flash Fiction Online Issue #60 September 2018

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The September 2018 Issue of Flash Fiction Online. Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and literary short fiction for the modern reader.

A selection of literary short stories from Flash Fiction Online curated by Editor-in-Chief Suzanne W. Vincent.

In his play, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare penned this lovely line: “If music be the food of love, play on.”

This month’s stories aren’t so much about music or love, but they are about food–in one way or another. Peppers, eggs (at least one very BIG egg), ice cream, and a Southeast Asian stimulant called paan.

If I were to play with Shakespeare (and reflect my own feelings), I might say, “If food be the music of life, eat up!”

“Slaked Lime, Iron Knife” by Aparna Nandakumar

“Ghost of the Pepper” by M.K. Hutchins

“A Good Egg” by Shawn Proctor

”Ice Cream and English Summers” by Sunyi Dean

And a new writing advice column from Jason S. Ridler.

Illustrated by Dario Bijelac


After some serious reminiscing, we decided we’d like to share with you some of our staff favorites from past issues, along with a bit of our actual reminiscences on why we love these stories. The hard part, you should know, was narrowing it down to these few, which means a Second Semi-Whenever-We-Feel-Like-It FFO Classics Issue is likely to happen. Sometime. When we feel like it.

“Just Before Recess” by James Van Pelt

“James Brown Is Alive and Doing Laundry in South Lake Tahoe” by Stefanie Freele

“Beholder” by Sarah Grey

“Hungry” by Tree Riesener

“Portrait of My Wife as a Boat” by Samantha Murray

And a new writing advice column from Jason S. Ridler.

Illustrated by Dario Bijelac

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