Flash Fiction

Cathy Ulrich – In Pieces

In Pieces Someone has been replacing his wife in pieces. He first notices it when she pulls a spring dress over her head as they prepare for dinner with her parents, the fabric rustling round her bare legs. Have you always had that mole there? She’s distracted, checking her makeup in the mirror. Where? There. […]

Richard Beckham II – Tell Me

Tell Me The old man clutched the young man’s arm. He clasped it with both hands as if he were falling off a cliff. In a way he was. In another way, he was burning. “Every second counts in this life,” he whispered in his hospital gown. He lay in bed, living through machines for […]

Allison Landa – Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You I’m trying to explain to Richard why fonts matter. I’m not sure what to call Richard. Is he a blind date? Is that term even in use any longer? I don’t want to call him my internet date. The sound of that phrase is large and echoing, proof that I should […]

Megan Hewitt – Noises

Noises I rest in the bed listening to my upstairs neighbors fighting or fornicating, it all sounds the same. It reminds me of my lonely existence. My last boyfriend left months ago and trashy novels have been my only visitor, sneaking in when they are not wanted. I bang my broom on the ceiling as […]

Saor Hawk – Lullaby

Lullaby       Shae strummed her guitar angrily in a fit of frustration. She’d been working on the once promising song for days now, and it seemed she was getting nowhere with it. She paused. Then she strummed the chord again, more gently this time, listening closely. To her surprise, the chord was exactly […]

Sommer Nectarhoff – Ad Mortem

Ad Mortem      He slipped the bullet into the chamber and gave it a spin with a flick of the wrist. The chamber rolled for a few moments before slowing to a halt, and then he cocked the piston and set the revolver down on the table.      We picked up our glasses.      […]

Jahla Seppanen – The Screen Door

The Screen Door He fixed his eyes on the small sun. In the distance there were mountains and the sun hovered above the tallest peak, apprehended by only one thin cloud. The orb was yellow and red. The color of Anne Marie’s favorite dress. The man stared at the sun, and stayed staring. He stared […]


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