Flash Fiction Online Issue #97 October 2021

Wendy Nikel et al.

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The October 2021 Issue of Flash Fiction Online. Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and literary short fiction for the modern reader.


Bold. Brief. Beautiful.
Fiction in fewer words.

In this month’s issue:

– “Editorial: The Darkness Inside” by Wendy Nikel

– “Litany in the Heart of Exorcism” by Sarah Pauling

– “Like a Sunday House” by Linda Niehoff

– “AITA for Using My Side Hustle to Help My Boyfriend Escape the Clutches of Death?” by Aimee Picchi

– “Like Feather, Like Bone” by Kristi DeMeester

– “Flash Fiction Flashback: Face Time by Matthew F. Amati” by Wendy Nikel


Flash Fiction Online offers readers flash fiction stories from more established, award-winning authors and newer writers just emerging in the fiction story-scape. We publish literary, science fiction, fantasy, and horror, in a delicious mix of interesting characters, tantalizing plots, and wonderful world-building.

Flash fiction might be small, but each story packs an entire story arc into only a thousand words or fewer. Whether you call this art form a short-short, a micro-fiction, a drabble, or a smokelong, it spans all genres and literary styles.

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