The August 2015 issue of Flash Fiction Online.
Our stories this month have August’s feel. First up is “The Last Mardi Gras” by Derrick Boden. I know it’s not Mardi Gras, but once you read this one, you’ll understand what I mean about the feel — the atmosphere is undeniably real, thick with longing for what was, and hoping for what might be. Next is “Bugs Eat Light” by returning FFO author, Izabella Grace. Appreciate the light while you have it. And keep the flashlights handy. I’m also pleased to bring another FFO alum back in this issue. Stewart C. Baker brings us “Concerning Your Recent Creation of Sentient Horse-Things on the Next Planet Over.” Be careful in how you handle old relationships. You never know when a planet-swallowing whale might be involved. Finally, a reprint from Rebecca Schwarz, “A Note to Parents Regarding the Beginning and End of Time Diorama Presentations for Ms. Miller’s Third Grade Class.” A little classroom humor for all your back to school needs. Editorial by Anna Yeatts. Artwork by Dario Bijelac.