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Flash Monster 2019

31 Oct

This one goes to 11. 

I

Dead Man from the Ocean Floor

by Neil Clark

II

Happy Is He

by Christina Harrington

III

Our Dream Town

by Laila Amado

 

IV

There Was a Curse upon Them

by Benjamin Woodard

V

It Wasn’t a Black Dog, It Was Never a Black Dog

by Anika Carpenter

VI 

What Happened to John

by Najla Brown

VII

Inheritance

by Joanne Withers

VIII

Naught but Shadows Walking

by Levi Krain

IX

The Farmhand

by Gareth Durasow

X.a

Climate Change

by Jan Kaneen

X.b

Ice Window

by Jonathan Duckworth

Volume 10, Issue 8

4 Oct


We’re kicking off October with unnerving, sinister flash fiction. Issue 10.8 features mad scientists, disembodied faces appearing behind eyelids, and dead grandmothers speaking to children. If that doesn’t get you in the spirit for our sixth annual Halloween contest, nothing will.

But Then the Mice Began to Change

by Rachel Abbey McCafferty

Pareidolia

by Jim Hohenbary

Spitball

by Xenia Dylag

Shadow Award 2019

25 Sep

I

I Need That Ride

by Amanda Chiado

II

Episode

by Fredric Koeppel

III

Lily 19

by Stuart Airey

 

IV

If I Am Then I Must Be Now 

by Andrew Romanelli

V

How did you die

by Erin Kirsh

VI 

My father, bored as a parrot

by Julia Webb

VII

The New Model

by Jennifer Lynn Krohn

VIII

Yard Sale

by Karen Mandell

IX

He Smelled Like Grass

by Amanda Chiado

X

Rebirth

by J V Birch

Wild Flash

23 Aug

I

Seasons in the Boneyard

by Andrew Bourelle

II

Ten Green Bottles

by Jan Kaneen

III

Huntress

by Alpheus Williams

 

IV

The Art of Dying

by Michael Nafekh

Spacious Skies

by Emily Livingstone

VI

The Solemn Sequoia

by Alex Schweich

VII 

Agave Armageddon

by Wiebo Grobler

VIII

Caddisman

by Michael Carter

IX

Sit, Stay, Play Dead

by Emma Miller

X

The Grove

by Aeryn Rudel

Volume 10, Issue 5

26 Jul

Issue 10.5 is relentless.

This go-round we’ve got arctic abominations, otherworldly lake-dwellers, and aquatic sacrifices. 

Speaking of nature, our Wild Flash contest soft deadline is less than two weeks away. And we’re now open to submissions for our annual dark poetry contest, the Shadow Award. Hop to it.

The Thing That Came with the Storm

by Aeryn Rudel

What Lies Beneath (Thirteen Years On)

by Paul de Denus

The Water Roars

by Steve Campbell

Volume 10, Issue 4

12 Jun

Dive into Issue 10.4. Where else can you find a celestial candidate, a spectral Johnny Cash, and a sexy compound fracture?

Our new quarterly contest, Wild Flash, will officially open to submissions within a few days, but you can scope out the guidelines in the meantime and get working on ideas. Our annual poetry contest, The Shadow Award, will be opening in the near future as well, so keep an eye out for that.

And now, without further ado…

Slip the Collar

by Kelsey Ipsen

When the Man Comes Around

by Emmett Nahil

An Angel Runs for President

by Albert Haley

Flash Legend

20 May

 

I

The Night of the Last Dreams

by Donna L. Greenwood

II

Their Soil Freshly Turned

by Chris Panatier

III

What You Will And Won’t Do
(About the Man in Your Garden)

by Joely Dutton

 

IV

The Eyes

by Andrea DeAngelis

V

Extra Parts

by Rachel Sudbeck

VI

What Happened at Crimson Lake

by Erin Perry Willis

VII

The Man in the Green Hat

by Amanda Pollet

VIII

Magdalene

by Maura Yzmore

IX

La Puerta

by Mark Purnell

X

Revenge of the Ponderosas

by Michael Carter