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Flash Reprint: Lucinda Kempe's "Children of Suicides"

Flash fiction reprint from Lucinda Kempe: “The children of suicides were running for their lives.” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Sean Lovelace's "Endings"

Flash fiction reprint from Sean Lovelace: “The man throws a stick into the water, and the woman, unaware, lobs a tennis ball.” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Jerry Dennis's "If You List Your Fears You Will Vanquish Them"

Flash fiction reprint from Jerry Dennis: “Once he started he couldn’t stop. He filled pages.” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Lesley Weston's "Tonsure"

Flash fiction reprint from Lesley Weston: “This piece was one of my first endeavors. I was fearless in those days.” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Jay Merill's "Trev"

This story originally appeared in Night Train, in September, 2008. (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Mary Lynn Reed's "Every Week"

I notice the silence, heavy and tasting metallic. Every week as he turns the sputtering engine off and steps into the gravel. (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Katie Cortese's "Swallowed"

I didn’t really know the girl, so I’m not as sad as I should be. And anyway, time makes things blurry. (continue reading)

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  • Defamiliarized Flash
  • Revision
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