Flash Fiction | April 18, 2016

Then Go To Paris, I Say by Yasmina Din Madden

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Yasmina Din Madden lives in Iowa and has published short stories, flash fiction, and nonfiction in Fiction Southeast, The Idaho Review, Carve, Revolver, and other journals. She was a finalist for the Raymond Carver Short Story Prize and received a Pushcart Prize Nomination for her story, “That Baby.”

Flash Fiction | April 18, 2016

Above Rubies by Dawn Davies

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Dawn S. Davies has an MFA from Florida International University. Her essay collection, Mothers of Sparta, received the 2015 FIU UGS Provost Award for Best Creative Project. She was recently featured in the Ploughshares column, “The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week.” She had a notable essay in the Best American Essays 2015, and a Pushcart Prize special mention for nonfiction in 2015. Her work can be found in The Missouri Review, Fourth Genre, River Styx, Brain, Child, Ninth Letter, Green Mountains Review, Chautauqua and elsewhere. You can find her at dawnsdavies.com and on Twitter at @dawnlandia.

Flash Fiction | April 18, 2016

And The Wind Blew In Laura by Sarah Arantza Amador

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Sarah Arantza Amador is a graduate of the Creative Writing BA program at UC Santa Cruz and is a former Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish and Latin American Literatures at NYU. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her dog Roscoe. You can find more examples of her flash fiction, scribbles, and oddities at cheapfruits.tumblr.com.

Flash Fiction | March 15, 2016

Voice by Aisha Phoenix

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Aisha Phoenix writes short stories and poetry. Her work has appeared in Litro USA online and the Oxonian Review of Books. She is currently studying MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London and she has a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. She tweets as @FirebirdN4.

Flash Fiction | March 15, 2016

First Sorrows by Emil Ostrovski

Alone one afternoon, I crooned the lyrics to a favorite song—”I’m blue, da ba dee, da ba die!”—so loud it sent my dog Sadie into a frenzy. She skittered about the house, sliding on the hardwood flooring, while I jumped onto the coffee table and danced, imagined myself the life of the party, some party, somewhere. I was in third grade, and happiness still came as easily as collecting rocks and sorting them according to their common characteristics in preparation for my career as a geologist.      Ten years later, I am a senior in high school when I hear Mom

Flash Fiction | March 15, 2016

Wil E. Coyote by Amit Majmudar

The road runner is running already when the coyote first sees him. This running is aimless, running the road because the road is there. The coyote’s pursuit gives the running a destination: escape. Yet the road runner’s blandly smiling beak makes it an open question, at least in the beginning, whether he is even aware of the coyote’s pursuit.       The coyote makes the mistake of challenging the road runner using the mere ingenuity of Acme Products. The road runner is a natural; his call, beep beep, mocks all mechanical attempts at attaining the speed and grace that were his

Flash Fiction | March 15, 2016

Feel This Way by Charles Heiner

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Charles Heiner has an MFA in Creative Writing from McNeese State University, where he won the MFA program’s annual award in fiction. He has also been shortlisted for the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. His fiction has appeared in The Laurel Review, Specter, Fiction Weekly, Cheek Teeth, and Dirtflask. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is writing a young adult novel titled Challenge Challenge. His website is www.CharlesHeiner.com. On Twitter he is @Charles_Heiner.

Flash Fiction | February 15, 2016

Meat Beauty by Simon Pinkerton

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Simon Pinkerton lives in London with his wife and two sons and has languidly inhabited South East England most of his life, except for four years in Minneapolis. He writes short stories and humor and is a contributor at McSweeney’s, Minor Literature[s], Maudlin House, and other good literary magazines not beginning with “M”. Please come and find him on Twitter @simonpinkerton and tell him your thoughts on his writing.

Flash Fiction | February 15, 2016

Going Down by Adrienne Parker

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Adrienne Parker is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. She has dabbled in all kinds of writing including long and short fiction, playwrighting and poetry. She is currently at work on her first short story collection titled Rule-Free.

Flash Fiction | February 15, 2016

The Second-to-Last Supper by Amit Majmudar

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Amit Majmudar is a poet, novelist, and essayist living in Dublin, Ohio with his wife and three children. More information about his work can be found at www.amitmajmudar.com.