Anyone who has read my blog knows how much I love flash fiction. I actually just wrote a blog post about the subject for an international writer's collective where I am a member, called Reader's Abode. My blog is about ten of my favorite free flash fiction magazines (actually eleven, because I cheated and snuck an extra one in). They are all amazing magazines, and I definitely recommend them.
I'm also lucky enough to have my own flash fiction published once in a while. Today, two of my short shorts were published, and both are free to read online.
The first is a drabble (a story of 100 words) called "Reciprocal," published in Microfiction Monday Magazine. It's a story that I wanted to tell, but it was hard to write, considering the subject matter.
The next one is slightly longer, nearly the flash fiction limit of 1,000 words. Called "The Separation," it was published in Five on the Fifth today. It was also an emotionally tough story to write, but in a different way than "Reciprocal."
Both of these stories are ones that I thought should be told and have resonance to me, as a person and as a writer. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with over two hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. Check out my 2024 writing challenge to write a book a week at Author Versus AI. For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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