Flash Fiction | November 15, 2015

in such perilous circumstance by Timston Johnston


Timston Johnston is the founding editor of Little Presque Books, which just released its first book, TO WALTZ ON A PIN, a collection of poems by Zarah Moeggenberg. Similar work may be found at CheapPop, Juked, New Mexico Review, Atticus Review, Pith, and Split Lip Magazine. He tweets candy bar reviews @TimstonJohnston.

Flash Fiction | November 15, 2015

The One That Got Away by Jane O’Keeffe


Jane O’Keeffe received a MFA from Antioch University in 2008. Her work has appeared in the High Desert Journal, Thickjam and The Sylvan Echo. O’Keeffe lives on a cattle ranch in frontier Oregon and she is making progress almost every day in overcoming her addiction to politics.

Flash Fiction | November 15, 2015

Undergrounds by Deirdre Hines


Deirdre Hines is an award winning poet and playwright. She won The Stewart Parker Award for Best New Play with Fishamble ‘s {formerly Pigsback) production of ‘Howling Moons, Silent Sons’. Other plays include ‘Ghost Acreage at Vixen Time’, ‘A Moving Destiny’, and ‘Dreamframe’. Her first collection of poetry, ‘The Language of Coats’ was published by New Island Books in 2012, and includes the prize winning poems from the Listowel Collection Prize 2011. New work has been published in The Bombay Review, The Lake, Abridged, The Derry Post, The Screech Owl, Your One Phone Call, s.w.collective, dead snakes , Deep Water Literary Journal and in A Donegal Collection, the CD. This is her first piece of published flash fiction.

Flash Fiction | November 15, 2015

Talking Through the Lobster by Amanda Chiado

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Amanda Chiado’s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart, and Best of the Net. She has twice attended Squaw Valley on scholarship in fiction and poetry. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and California College of the Arts where she was the poetry editor for Eleven Eleven. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, Witness, Cimarron Review, Fence, and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop, among others. She works for the San Benito County Arts Council, is an active California Poet in the Schools, and edits for Jersey Devil Press and Weave. She lives with her husband and two children in rural Hollister, California where she sings, dances and collects horror-movie memorabilia. Visit her at www.amandachiado.com

Flash Fiction | November 15, 2015

What We Cannot Change by Alexander Cendrowski


Alexander Cendrowski is a candidate in the University of South Florida’s Creative Writing MFA program. His fiction has recently appeared in The Legendary, Perversion Magazine, and Crack the Spine.

Flash Fiction | October 15, 2015

Gone for the Night by Sophia Wiltrout

Sophia Wiltrout is currently stumbling toward an undergraduate degree at George Washington University. She is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Her work has previously appeared The Journal, as well as on several cocktail napkins and in permanent marker on the foreheads of her sleeping friends.

Flash Fiction | October 15, 2015

Ballad of Lefty by Leah Rogin-Roper

Leah Rogin-Roper’s chapbook Two Truths and a Lie was the winner of Horseless Press’s Poetry and a Pint chapbook series in 2015 and was released in September. Her work has also appeared in Cliterature, The Weird Year, and the Deep South Review. She lives in the mountains west of Denver with her dog, Hemingway.

Flash Fiction | October 15, 2015

Choice Cuts by Genevieve Mathis


I am a graduate of New York University’s MFA program in Fiction and was awarded a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellowship in 2011. My work has appeared in ‘Gone Lawn.’ I recently finished writing my first novel and am currently working on a collection of short stories as well as a hundred-year-old fixer-upper house with my husband.

Flash Fiction | October 15, 2015

Not A Cupid by Molly Giles


Molly Giles is the author of four prize winning collections of short stories and a novel. She has new and forthcoming work in The Barcelona Review, Zyzzyva, and Cog. She recently retired from teaching Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Flash Fiction | September 15, 2015

The Wicked, Like Smoke by Maria Pinto

My recent work has appeared or will appear in The Butter, Bartleby Snopes, The Missing Slate, 100 Word Story, FLAPPERHOUSE, and elsewhere. I was the 2010 Ivan Gold Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston, in the city where I live and work. My debut novel is in search of a home. I am working on my second.