Flash Fiction Online Issue #69 June 2019

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The June 2019 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.

The June 2019 Issue of Flash Fiction Online includes four flash fiction stories, an editorial by Editor-in-Chief Suzanne W. Vincent, and a new writing advice column by Jason S. Ridler.

”Sine, cosine.” by Marie Clementel

”A Thousand Butterflies” by Chelsea Voulgares

”Fairy-Tale Ending” by Beth Goder

”How to Confront the Sphinx Haunting Your Garden” by Alexei Collier

U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, once said, “If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships—the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.”

That’s not always easy. Relationships often come with a hefty share of heartache along with the joy. Relationships can thrive or fail miserably; they can be healthy or toxic; they can last a lifetime or a breathless moment. But we need them. Even introverts like me.

Two of our stories this month—”Sine, Cosine,” and “A Thousand Butterflies”—are both about a lover watching a loved one suffer.

Two—”Fairy-tale Ending,” and “How to Confront the Sphynx Haunting Your Garden”—are about lonely characters who long for relationships.

The wonderful thing about each pair of stories is the varying directions they take us through those relationships.

We hope you enjoy them with a friend, relative, or lover of your own!

 

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