Category Archives: Flash Fiction

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The Roots That Roam

“The Roots that Roam” by Joy Kennedy-O’Neill   The quickened-oaks smash their roots into the ground. They shatter rock as they move, root-step by root-step, miles a day. I once saw an octopus crawling on land, back when the Houston … Continue reading

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Cold Currents

Cold Currents by M. E. Garber Otto froze, one hand splayed on the fire brigade’s new gasoline truck. The woman perched outside the bridge railing leveled him a knowing smile. His stomach curdled. Not like Anna! He stretched his hand towards the unknown woman. She … Continue reading

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The Finder

“The Finder” by Yaasha Moriah   Aunt Velma was a finder. I clearly remember the day when Uncle Edgar pulled his fishing boat ashore, his posture strangely stiff even while attempting nonchalance. He slumped into a lawn chair next to … Continue reading

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Replica

“Replica” by Pauline Yates You sit opposite me—my replica. You mirror how I looked the day I left my husband at the door of this clinic. Your hair is cropped short. You wear my clothes. Your complexion has changed—it’s rejuvenated—but … Continue reading

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What Does a Time Machine Cost?

“What Does a Time Machine Cost?” by Elliotte Rusty Harold A few family photographs and her childhood diary were all Dr. Elizabeth Huang had left from her preteen years. The intervening decades had turned the paper in the diary yellow … Continue reading

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Breakage

“Breakage” by Sherri Cook Woosley   We remember that Myra and her daughter, Little Jessica, were the first to Break. Myra moved into our neighborhood pregnant, her belly swollen and her face glowing. The couple loved the paved sidewalks and … Continue reading

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Mrs. Peak and the Dragon

“Mrs. Peak and the Dragon” by Andrew Willett   The woman with the iron-gray hair smoothed her pink-striped apron and watched the boy walk back and forth before the counter. “Let me know what you want when you decide, sweetie,” … Continue reading

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Urgent: Lost Bekip

“Urgent: Lost Bekip” by Nicole Lungerhausen   URGENT: Lost Bekip Grazint the Round, Sunnyside Posted 12 hours ago   To my fellow dwellers of the southeastern neighborhoods of San Francisco, Upon returning from vasagale on Raxat, my family discovered that … Continue reading

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The Witch & the Gods’ War

The Witch & the Gods’ War by Stephanie Lorée Rain pattered the window, and Draya looked up from her basin to watch  the sky churn. Her hands washed vegetables automatically, carrots and squash, an eggplant that was nearly rotten, and two … Continue reading

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Angel Maker

Angel Maker by Katherine Toran   A long, thin creak reverberated through the cold twilight air. Alone on the road, the woman stopped and turned towards the sound. A wooden swing, hanging from a tree branch, moved back and forth—in … Continue reading

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