Just as we expected, selecting one winning story from the whole of 2020, when Flash Fiction Magazine publishes 365 stories a year, was incredibly difficult.
We love each piece we publish—so even narrowing down our selection was tough. Over the last few months, we’ve held editor discussions and rounds of voting aplenty, and what we discovered was Flash Fiction Magazine published a whole host of kick-ass stories in the past year. We editors wished to praise them all, but we were tasked with choosing one overall winner.
We’re known for variety at Flash Fiction Magazine, and that is what you’ll find in the Editor’s Choice stories: variety. From literary to genre, we’ve got stories of love, lost love, and love gone bad. We’ve got a tale about climate change, and tiny grannies, and girls with giant-sized emotional issues. We’ve got a dog story, and one that will give you chills. We invite you to read them all, including our dazzling overall winner, “Hot Pink” by Susan Mockler.
Mockler unveils the story’s juxtaposition layer by layer: just as she shows us each character’s beauty, so too she reveals the ugliness that lies in wait. The piece is masterfully woven to elicit the highest emotional effect.
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