I’ve been a little under the weather this week, and so wasn’t able to write up the review I was planning to publish this week. So, instead, I thought I would share some more online fiction I’ve enjoyed recently. These short, sharp stories all grabbed my attention away from endless Twitter scrolling and drew me wholly into another world – exactly as good writing should.
Tyn – K.B. Carle (FlashBack Fiction)
“Tyn, a man the color of the coals that collected under his mama’s good cooking pot before turning to ash when the fire got to them, digs his hands deep into the earth, letting every bit of pain loose through the tips of his fingers.”
Shrink – Julia Paillier (Reflex Fiction)
““Just imagine,” calls my neighbour, Bren, from her doorway, “I used to grow all my own veg.”
Adverse – Madeline Anthes (Longleaf Review)
“I didn’t notice the reactions at first. They were so small. Pin pricks on the back of my hand. A hive on my leg. They got more noticeable in time.”
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P.S. If you enjoy short fiction and would like to read more, I recently published a blog page for my own writing. Just if, you know, you’re curious.
I’ll stop tootling my own metaphorical trumpet now.