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.

Flash Fiction | September 15, 2015

Take Me Home by Efren Hernandez

Our backyard is ugly because who the hell cares about a backyard anyway? I don’t remember the backyard ever being nice but I remember when our dad brought home the inflatable pool. I was nine and Simpson was four. Jorge wasn’t born yet but I think mom was pregnant. Dad brought the pool home and he inflated it and then stood next to it holding a green rubber hose saying that I couldn’t get in until I put on a bathing suit and the pool was full of water. I didn’t have a bathing suit and dad said that’s too

Flash Fiction | September 15, 2015

Amor Fati by Connie Guo


Connie Guo is currently a senior at Seven Lakes High School and resides in Katy, Texas. Her work has been featured in Menacing Hedge, The Apprentice Writer, Maudlin House, and After the Pause.

Flash Fiction | September 15, 2015

Riding the Minute Hand by John Goulet

The clock tower of the Institute for the Blind. That’s where my ex-stepsister, Fiona, and I took refuge during the flood. On a foot-wide ledge. Once an hour we had to squeeze flat against the tower wall while the minute hand inched from 20 past to 20 to. Fiona had thin shoulders, a brilliant forehead and long legs; she was the smartest girl in tenth grade; I wasn’t the smartest boy in ninth grade. We had been stuck on that ledge seven days and nights, and the water was still rising. We took turns sleeping, the awake one holding on

Flash Fiction | September 15, 2015

Hello in There by Sean Gill


Sean Gill is writer and filmmaker who has studied with Werner Herzog and Juan Luis Buñuel, documented public defenders for National Geographic, and was an artist-in-residence at the Bowery Poetry Club from 2011-2012. His latest stories may be found in McSweeney’s, decomP, Pacifica Literary Review, Eclectica Magazine, and Akashic Books.

Flash Fiction | August 15, 2015

No One Here Knows a Damn Thing About Birds by Chuck Strangward

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Chuck Strangward’s work has appeared in Brevity, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he co-founded Corridor Z, a lit review, and has worked as a journalist and editor, mailman, and fried green tomato slayer. He lives in the Peanut Capital of the World.

Flash Fiction | August 15, 2015

The Feast of Almost by Marc Grey

Marc Grey is an American writer and director of short films and commercial videos, and the founder of an unregistered production company called Kozak Films. His films have been featured online at Indie Wire, Film School Rejects, Director’s Notes, The Huffington Post, Digg.com and Film Shortage. His writing has been published in The Daily Beast, Word Riot, The Forward, Creative Times, and The Jerusalem Post. He lives and works in Tel Aviv.

Flash Fiction | August 15, 2015

What We Return by Gabriela Frank


Gabriela Denise Frank’s writing appears in Works (of Fiction) in Progress Journal, Bird’s Thumb and ARCADE. Her multi-media installation, “Ugly Me”, debuted at the Jack Straw New Media Gallery in July 2015. www.gabrieladenisefrank.com.

Flash Fiction | July 15, 2015

Brandy Alexandre by Fortunato Salazar

Fortunato Salazar’s fiction has appeared recently or is forthcoming soon at Tin House, New World Writing, Spork, Hobart, Juked, Corium and elsewhere.

Flash Fiction | July 15, 2015

Invisible Man Unravelling by Eldon Reishus


Eldon (Craig) Reishus lives beneath the Alps outside Munich (Landkreis Bad Tölz – Wolfratshausen). He’s an old school Exquisite Corpse contributor with recent work forthcoming at Am Erker, Poetry Fix, Pidgeonholes Mag, Referential Magazine, and Fiction Southeast. A German-English translator and an all-around web and print media pro, he originates from Fort Smith, Stuttgart, Dachau, Owatonna, Bloomington, Granite Falls, the gone Ytterboe at Saint Olaf, Minneapolis, Portland’s State Street, Berlin’s Schlossallee, and Munich’s Schellingstrasse. Visit him: reishus.de