Flash Fiction | July 29, 2017

The Ladies Walking Club by Caitlin Corrigan

Imagine a cube.

Imagine a woman inside, and bed sheets. Picture the photographs framed in silver and black on the walls. The sun rises, sets. The woman’s motions are like the hands of a clock: regular, but subtle, grounded to a still center point.

Imagine one morning the woman removes a part of the cube, let’s call it a window shade. Now see the greening there, the small buds wet and heavy with rain. It is early morning, but light outside. The grass below the woman’s feet is plush and ripe. She trails in pieces of dead leaf

Flash Fiction | July 29, 2017

Night Terrors by Abby Burns

When she’s asleep, Lauren is afraid of everything. Escalators. Spiders. Witches who cast spells on your body to make you run slowly, scream at a whisper, and throw a punch like a high-five. Apples. Worms inside of apples. The dark. Baby bunnies and adult bunnies and bunnies the size of buildings. Fire. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Disaster, in general. Putting on shoes after one of your feet has been amputated. Delivering someone’s mail to the fifth floor of a building after you’ve put on shoes after one of your feet has been amputated. Pillows. People. Men. Mostly men. Lauren wakes up

Flash Fiction | July 29, 2017

A Snapping Turtle Having a Bad Experience Ordering Business Cards by Jordan Moffatt

The snapping turtle wasn’t looking forward to ordering new business cards. He had a bad experience last time he ordered business cards. Last time he specifically ordered waterproof business cards.      “And do these look waterproof to you?” the snapping turtle said to his girlfriend as he easily tore a business card in half with his snapper. “Cause they don’t look waterproof to me!”      The printing shop replaced the non-waterproof batch with a waterproof batch and said that the next batch he ordered would be on the house. They delivered the replacement batch in person, as a gesture.      “Here are your

Flash Fiction | July 29, 2017

Family Dinner by Justin Follin Smith

It starts with a marriage. Not your parents, of course. You weren’t born when that happened. This is the second marriage. The one your parents have after they divorce. This is your father’s marriage. You don’t know if he loves her because he doesn’t do love. One time after your parents got divorced you asked him if he still loved your mom. He said it was complicated. This is your almost-stepmother. You refrain from calling her your actual stepmother as long as you possibly can because you don’t want it to be true. She’s tall, medium build, with gray hair

Flash Fiction | October 22, 2016

Bucket List by Kate Sparks

Kate Sparks is a farmer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and a MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte. Her short fiction has appeared in the Citron Review and WhiskeyPaper and was recognized in the 2015 New Millennium Writing Awards. She’s recently finished a novel about cowboy poetry and the obese pet mortician who loves it.

Flash Fiction | October 22, 2016

Remain Alert and Have a Safe Day by Kate Sheeran Swed

Kate Sheeran Swed loves hot chocolate, plastic dinosaurs, and airplane tickets. Her work has appeared in Andromeda Spaceways, Daily Science Fiction, Electric Spec, and Fantasy Scroll Magazine. She lives in New York City and holds an MFA from Pacific University.

Flash Fiction | October 22, 2016

Chinese People by Michael K. Meyers

Fiction: The New Yorker, Chelsea, Fiction, Quick Fiction, Work Riot, SmokeLong, Alice Blue, Eclectica, NANO, Spork, Bound Off, 2River, The 2nd Hand Journal, Chicago Noir, Requited Journal, Word Riot’s 10th Anniversary Anthology & Drunken Boat. Video: in Ninth Letter, apt, Studio Literary Journal, Word/Sound Play and website, michaelkmeyers.com. Audio: Studio Literary Journal, Fringe deClassified, 2River, Mad Hatter’s Review, Drunken Boat, sound/text, Bound Off & Word/Sound/Play.

Flash Fiction | October 22, 2016

Pink Sock by Amy Landau

Amy Landau is a native New Yorker who lives and writes in Northampton, MA. In her writing, she is fascinated by private states of emotional upheaval. Her work has appeared in Ducts.org and HopeDance Magazine.

Flash Fiction | October 22, 2016

Casting Off by Ann Hillesland

Ann Hillesland’s work has been published or is forthcoming in many literary journals, including Fourth Genre, Sou’wester, Bayou, The Laurel Review, Corium, and SmokeLong Quarterly. It has been selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions, won the grand prize for prose in a Spark contest, and has been presented onstage by Stories On Stage. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Queen’s University of Charlotte. For more of her work, see http://annhillesland.com.

Flash Fiction | October 22, 2016

Just to Spite the Recession by Kawika Guillermo

Kawika Guillermo’s stories can be found in Feminist Studies, The Hawai’i Pacific Review, Tayo, Smokelong Quarterly, and many others. He writes monthly blogs for Drunken Boat and decomP Magazine, where he serves as the Prose Editor. His debut novel, Stamped, will be released in 2017 by CCLAP Press.