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Flash Reprint: Jay Merill's "Trev"

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)

Flash Reprint: Christopher DeWan's "Hoopty Time Machine"

Dad is outside working on a hoopty car in the driveway, always working on it. (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Paul Weidknecht's "Apart"

“He had considered them his lads, but now that their brigantine was a blot against the sunset, he sat alone on the sand bar wishing them due course into some distant hurricane or navy frigate.” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Ryan Griffith's "Thrill of Fire"

In mid-air the stereo continues to thump like a heart-beat… (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Virginia Petrucci's "We Want to be Remembered"

…my lungs still recovering, and my heart all in high pitched howls…. (continue reading)

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  • What is Flash
  • Flash Craft
  • Flash in a Single Scene
  • Flash in a Series of Scenes
  • Monomythic Flash
  • Episodic Flash
  • Counterpointed Flash
  • Defamiliarized Flash
  • Revision
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