Since setting myself up on a social media semi-hiatus, I’ve found more time for catching up with online flash fiction and short stories. There’s so much great stuff out there, I figured here’s a good place to share the joy with y’all.
This stretches back to the very tail end of July, so perhaps this’ll turn out to be a regular monthly shout out kind of post. Here’s ten from the last month or so that snuck between my brain coils and lingered there.
Share your short story and flash finds in the comments below—all links are welcome, feel free to shout about your own publications too 😊
Now You See Me by Justin C. Key at Lightspeed Magazine – Horror very much for our times, set in the speculative but rooted in the real.
Dead-Girl Selfies by Michelle Wilson at Maudlin House – A neat take on viral challenges.
An Instance by Mlok 5, translated by Julie Nováková at Clarkesworld Magazine – A stylish flash exploring artificial intelligence and autonomy in our online chat experience.
No Running by Taylor Clarke at Okay Donkey Magazine – Quietly apocalyptic, this story still creeps around the back of my mind.
Where Things Fall from the Sky by Ally Wilkes at Nightmare Magazine – Icy cold gothic horror, I talked about this story along with other horrors of boats and ice here.
What Sisters Take by Kelly Sandoval at Apex Magazine – A sinister, sisterly tale of love and, well, err, a kind of cannibalism.
Unexpected Coriander by Sophia Holme at The Molotov Cocktail – I used to hate coriander, but I never kept it in the bath.
Man and his Kin by John Chrostek at Maudlin House – Theme parks and mannequins are a perfect recipe for weird goings on.
No Dark Surprises In My New Transparent House by S.A. Greene at Ellipsis Zine – There’s something distinctly unsettling about this piece, it pulls on my anxiety strings in just a few short paragraphs.
The Songs Her Mother Used to Sing by Aimee Ogden at Flash Fiction Online – On the difficulties of raising a child, of sorts.