I’m very happy to say that I’ve got a new flash fiction piece published with Five on the Fifth.
As the name suggests, Five on the Fifth publishes five pieces of short fiction on the fifth day of every month. One of my favorite things about them is their flexibility. Some publications have pretty rigid guidelines for the types of stories they’ll take, but Five on the Fifth publishes all different genres, subject matter, and length.
Also, they were nice enough to publish my stuff. So as far as I’m concerned, they’re the greatest online magazine of all time.
My story is called “Wings,” and it’s a little on the creepy side. It’s only about 600 words, though I hope it still tells a complete story. It’s about a character’s obsession with flight, a creepy doctor with a thing for Mozart, and, more generally, it’s about the lengths that people will go to to get what they want.
I wrote this one a while ago, so it’s a little darker than what I like to write now. Still, I think it has a nice atmosphere and some suitably creepy moments. Also, flash fiction is cool and everyone should read more of it.